The publication recently gathered data from more than 200 public high schools in the Greater Boston area to determine which schools are the best, and determined Foxborough is the 42nd best high school along Route 495.
On the list of the Top 50 high schools, Weston High School came in at number one and Millis High School was ranked 50.
Other area communities on the list include:
- Sharon High School – #8
- Westwood High School – #13
- Medfield High School - #18
- Canton High School - #45
- Walpole High School - #48
Data gathered included test scores, number of AP classes, graduation rate, percentage of students who continue on to college, as well as the number of sports teams and clubs.
Foxborough statistics included:
- Enrollment: 844
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 13.3
- Per Pupil Expenditure: 12,125
- Percent Graduation Rate: 96.1 percent
- Percent to College: 89 percent
Per pupil spending and student to teacher ratio were included in the rankings, but less weight was given to them as recent studies have shown that those are not as important factors in quality of education.
According to Boston Magazine: The rankings were computed by statistician George Recck, director of the Math Resources Center at Babson College. The magazine gathered the most recent available data on area school districts by consulting school officials and websites, as well as the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. With this information, Recck calculated the mean scores for each category, then ranked the districts based on a weighted average of each school data point’s difference from the mean. Only schools serving cities and towns within the Greater Boston I-495 boundary were included.
For a complete list of the Top 50, visit Boston Magazine's Top-50 list.
To see the rankings of all 230 schools surveyed, click here.
Call for comments: What do you think about Foxborough High School's ranking in Boston Magazine?