2010 City Rankings - Massachusetts Middle 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 middle schools in the state. These school percentile ranks were then averaged for all middle 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

  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
Find a City's Ranking:
Rank City Name Percentile Changed From 2009
4Westford, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,259
95.54
5Belmont, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,184
95.32 9
13Winchester, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 986
94.97
8Weston, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 618
94.85 1
9Sudbury, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,042
94.84 1
10Acton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 977
94.61 5
7Lexington, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,484
94.37 4
15Manchester, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 347
93.89 50
20Carlisle, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 698
93.80 6
16Harvard, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 744
93.80 10
17Haydenville, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 162
93.74 15
18Dover, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 542
93.52 10
22Wayland, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 638
92.68 2
45Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,131
92.64 40
23Needham, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 761
92.29 2
24Concord, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 626
91.96 7
25Stow, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 272
91.38 9
29Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 738
Has one middle school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award90.76 6
30Bolton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 828
89.78 9
33Sharon, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 842
89.13 21
27Andover, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,481
88.93 9
37Cohasset, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 692
88.61 7
38Topsfield, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 736
88.36 21
40Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 906
87.68 2
41Hingham, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 895
87.49 3
43Wellesley, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,134
87.46 8
42Medfield, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 739
87.27 20
34Newton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,098
87.09 12
44Westwood, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 686
86.89 7
47Newton Center, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 683
86.62 28
50Groton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 926
85.97 14
51Westborough, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 586
85.91 24
52Lincoln, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 623
85.59 2
59Reading, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,038
85.34 31
55Arlington, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,060
85.05 6
56Newtonville, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 765
85.01 2
57Duxbury, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 798
84.76 33
58Scituate, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 479
84.26 8
94Brookline, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,519
84.16 83
61Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 860
83.55 13
93Marblehead, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 710
83.48 61
63Sandwich, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 849
83.01 2
64Hamilton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 471
82.98 17
62Franklin, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,910
82.82 46
71Natick, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,401
82.57 20
67Ipswich, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 511
82.21 27
101Newburyport, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 758
82.12 17
68Holden, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 773
81.96 12
69North Easton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 925
81.80 7
72Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 447
81.41 20
54Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,689
81.22 1
75Sterling, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 421
80.76
121West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 457
80.36 76
78Braintree, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,241
80.31 9
77Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 441
79.78 5
79Medway, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 842
79.23 2
80Princeton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 397
79.13 21
81Rockport, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 246
79.03 11
82Grafton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 677
78.69 17
83Lynnfield, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 760
78.52 10
86Northborough, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 634
78.06 45
87Holliston, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 648
77.73 29
90East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,020
77.26 3
91Southborough, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 504
77.22 31
92Paxton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 524
76.76 53
108Orleans, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 791
76.20 44
95Swampscott, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 701
76.09 16
96North Reading, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 653
76.01 39
97West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 591
75.89 14
99Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 305
75.77 9
100Boylston, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 444
75.71
102Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 406
75.44 40
103Amherst, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 493
74.70 40
104Canton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 715
74.53 36
107Lenox, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 468
74.34 39
109Wakefield, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,042
74.11 22
110Forestdale, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 796
73.60 3
111Milton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 860
73.05 2
112Sutton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 411
72.91 40
114West Newbury, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 541
72.58 44
115Chatham, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 208
72.55 5
117Hanover, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 933
72.49 58
116Mansfield, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,165
72.49 25
119Hampden, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 294
72.07 14
213Norwell, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,062
72.07 184
120East Walpole, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 496
71.81 35
122Mendon, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 930
71.21 27
123Norfolk, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 776
71.10 4
124Walpole, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 425
70.93 41
125Burlington, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 859
70.62 13
126Littleton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 364
70.59 48
127North Andover, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,076
70.49 34
128Marshfield, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,086
70.01 42
129Devens, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 393
69.87 13
174Bedford, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 756
69.64 131
131North Attleborough, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,177
69.46 34
132Lunenburg, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 402
69.40 61
133East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 880
67.91 4
134Rutland, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 401
67.68 2
135Pembroke, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 565
67.32 8
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