2010 City Rankings - Massachusetts High Schools

The city rankings were calculated by taking the standardized tests used by Massachusetts to determine the proficiency level across varying grades and subjects for high schools in the state. These school percentile ranks were then averaged for all high schools in each city and ordered from highest to lowest. The tests and subjects used to determine the percentile ranks can be found below. Learn more about how rankings are determined.

MCAS Exams Used To Determine Rankings

  • Biology
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Science
Find a City's Ranking:
Rank City Name Percentile Changed From 2009
1Dover, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 608
99.00
3Westford, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,617
96.74 17
4Lynnfield, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 662
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award96.71 39
5Acton, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,953
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award96.52 1
6Sharon, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,155
96.46 5
7Harvard, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 744
96.37 19
9Medfield, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 921
96.08 1
10Groton, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 849
95.60 3
11Belmont, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,119
94.47 2
13Lexington, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,955
93.26 8
14Manchester, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 439
93.26 11
15Hopkinton, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,021
92.82 5
16Cohasset, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 692
92.74 11
17Winchester, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,072
92.67 16
18Concord, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,245
92.15 10
19Westwood, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 857
92.08 3
20Topsfield, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,349
92.06 6
22Boylston, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 444
91.64 38
21Upton, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 770
91.64 32
23Westborough, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,073
91.41 14
24Wayland, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 891
91.14 2
25North Eastham, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 972
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award90.53
26Natick, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,281
90.15 33
29South Hamilton, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 698
89.42 8
30Wellesley, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,220
87.75 9
31Andover, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,799
87.51 38
32Sutton, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 379
87.12 13
33North Attleborough, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,188
86.86 33
34Needham, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,434
86.71 22
35Bolton, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 987
86.49 1
36Hingham, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,098
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award86.34 17
37Northborough, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,409
85.90 5
39Duxbury, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,002
85.42 8
38Littleton, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 411
85.42 21
40Belchertown, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 760
85.16 5
41North Reading, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 704
84.94 24
42Hadley, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 304
84.64 12
43East Sandwich, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,054
84.58 68
44Devens, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 393
84.57 29
45Norton, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 742
84.16 37
46Longmeadow, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,025
83.86
50Georgetown, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 828
83.74 5
48Ashland, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 723
83.49 6
49Marblehead, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 944
83.27 5
51Holliston, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 877
82.98 27
52Medway, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 833
81.24 19
53Wrentham, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,303
81.20 31
55Hatfield, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 206
80.51 24
56Lunenburg, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 541
79.90 7
57East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 566
79.79 52
59Marshfield, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,384
79.64 44
58Tyngsborough, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 523
79.64 8
60Wilmington, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 975
79.53 37
61West Tisbury, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 181
79.43 15
62Reading, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,309
79.05 15
63Bedford, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 781
78.95 33
64Walpole, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,084
78.83 16
65Newtonville, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,770
78.61 5
66Franklin, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,622
78.46 12
68Chatham, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 199
78.16 28
69Hanover, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 672
78.13 22
70Westhampton, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 814
77.42 41
71Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,625
76.96 9
72Scituate, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 913
76.79 20
75Newburyport, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 726
75.61 38
77Mansfield, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,499
74.91 39
79Ashburnham, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 748
74.87 43
109Norwell, Massachusetts
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,178
74.54 86
12Hyannis, Massachusetts
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,521
74.43 22
78Lakeville, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 812
74.20 11
80North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,586
74.20 24
81Harwich, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 369
74.06 17
54Foxborough, Massachusetts
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,008
73.92 48
82Grafton, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 661
73.32 85
84Lenox, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 468
73.09 20
83North Andover, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,277
73.09 3
85Burlington, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,101
73.01 16
86Weston, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 715
72.84 68
87Wilbraham, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,238
72.72 13
89Millis, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 349
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award72.50 5
90East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 918
72.06 33
91Canton, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 843
71.84 40
92Wakefield, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 968
70.61 19
93Sudbury, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,615
70.47 42
94West Boylston, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 551
70.35 2
95Stoneham, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 740
69.95 5
96Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 710
69.80 11
98South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 909
69.06 19
99Byfield, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 832
68.99 53
100West Newbury, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 817
68.25 25
101Newton Center, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,719
67.96 4
102Amherst, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,168
67.62 2
105Ipswich, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 651
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award66.95 12
106Arlington, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,162
66.33 38
107Dedham, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 786
66.32 30
108Holden, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,987
66.16 21
156South Hadley, Massachusetts
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,089
65.88 50
110Dudley, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,217
65.43 15
111Huntington, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 347
65.32 28
113Hopedale, Massachusetts
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 539
64.14 32
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