Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
Newsweek has ranked high schools nationally, but the criteria the publication used left Foxborough High School off of the list. The school also went unranked in the top 500 nationally by US News, but was listed in Boston Magazine's top 50 list, coming in at #42. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Foxborough Regional Charter School ranks second out of 22 charter schools evaluated in the Greater Boston area by Boston Magazine.
The Foxborough Regional Charter School is one of the best in Greater Boston area, according to Boston Magazine’s Best Schools 2012 issue. The FRCS was ranked second out of 22 charter schools and 230 overall evaluated by Boston Magazine in the Greater Boston area. Among the charter schools ranked, only Salem Academy Charter School came in ahead of FRCS. 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. FRCS statistics included: Methodology 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 …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Foxborough High School ranks 42nd out of an evaluation of 230 public high schools in the Greater Boston area.
Foxborough High School is one of the top 50 schools in the Greater Boston area, according to Boston Magazine. 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: 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: Per pupil spending and student to teacher ratio …
Monday, June 25, 2012
This man was "brave" enough to tell an interviewer at Boston Magazine that he thinks it's OK, and in an age where few will admit to it. What do you think?
An article that ran in Boston Magazine most recently brought up a subject that has garnered waves of controversy over the past decade. As this article points out, it has become socially unacceptable to spank your kids, though technically not illegal. It became more evident in parents' reluctance to speak to the interviewer that even those who do still believe in spanking really don't want to talk about it. "Countless debates at the edges of playgrounds may roil over how much screen time is too much and the right age to stop breast-feeding," writes James H. Burnett III, "but there’s no more radioactive topic in parenting today than corporal punishment. This despite the fact that it was almost universally accepted just a generation ago." So …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Foxborough was named the 36th best public school district in Massachusetts.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Boston magazine named Foxborough as one of the best public school districts in Massachusetts in their September 2011 issue. Foxborough was named the 36th best public school district in Massachusetts. Boston magazine crunched the numbers in an exclusive ranking of the best public school districts and biggest values in the area. Rankings were based on data gathered from consulting school officials and websites, as well as the Massachusetts Department of Education. Determining factors of the district rankings includes test scores from elementary, middle, and high schools in 135 districts, per pupil spending, student to teacher ratio, number of AP classes, graduation rate, percent of students who continue to college, as well as the amount of …