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
487Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,311
42.12 250
574East Boston, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,411
41.81 573
478Dalton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 502
41.45 262
381Hyde Park, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,399
41.05 256
480Shirley, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 207
41.00 252
639Dorchester, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 5,182
Has one middle school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award40.18 562
484Douglas, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,267
40.05 312
488Ludlow, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 708
38.33 295
525Medford, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,081
38.13 307
490Gardner, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 595
37.94 275
492South Dennis, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 465
37.79 257
493Holbrook, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 413
37.77 231
489Leominster, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,403
37.55 257
495Middleborough, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 897
37.41 273
537Palmer, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,057
36.98 329
410Cambridge, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 10 | Total Enrollment: 3,434
36.39 291
455Ware, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 813
36.13 258
501West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 535
35.92 319
562Greenfield, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 630
35.58 385
481Revere, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,365
35.42 252
502Saugus, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 695
35.05 244
450Charlestown, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 948
34.90 223
546Methuen, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 5,362
34.61 335
503Gloucester, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 759
34.60 260
551Boston, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,789
34.57 513
506Monson, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 452
34.41 261
507Easthampton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 481
34.35 266
509Warren, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 596
34.09 254
510Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 502
34.00 289
511West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 513
33.93 272
514Winthrop, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 475
33.59 278
536Westfield, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,386
33.08 296
567Taunton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,819
32.74 375
516Athol, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 448
32.70 260
643Roxbury, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,689
32.67 576
518Clinton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 566
31.97 285
519Adams, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 216
31.87 275
521Northfield, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 540
31.62 287
573Salem, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,448
31.30 363
526Dracut, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 736
30.48 278
527Wareham, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 724
30.28 281
617Lynn, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 3,086
29.89 529
580Everett, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,875
29.04 446
534Randolph, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 475
29.00 282
491Haverhill, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,130
28.96 267
504Somerville, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 3,791
27.52 348
547Montague, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 240
26.71 283
548Rockland, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 572
26.59 295
549Spencer, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 316
26.28 318
550Orange, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 778
26.23 291
577Chicopee, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,620
26.23 323
578Worcester, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 5,166
25.98 373
553Huntington, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 172
25.45-
583Fall River, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,988
25.08 398
543Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,858
24.49 293
462Lowell, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 5,682
22.35 256
565Winchendon, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 789
21.72 314
582Brockton, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,718
21.40 424
605Lawrence, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 12 | Total Enrollment: 5,609
20.43 572
531Chelsea, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,553
18.58 274
610New Bedford, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 3,199
17.55 363
592Southbridge, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 531
16.77 323
642Springfield, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 12 | Total Enrollment: 8,460
13.83 435
632South Boston, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 704
12.92 364
607Webster, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 860
12.88 337
597Holyoke, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,302
12.23 336
622Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 667
8.08 351
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