Melrose High School Doesn't Crack Top 50 Boston Magazine Schools
The magazine used a variety of statistics to compile its list. See how Melrose fared in a variety of categories.
Boston Magazine recently compiled its list of 222 Boston-area public and charter high schools and also narrowed down the top 50 schools in the area based on a variety of statistics, and Melrose High School and Mystic Valley Regional Charter School found themselves in the middle of the pack in a variety of categories.
Melrose High didn't find its way onto the Top 50 list in the magazine. Weston High School took top honors followed by Lexington High, Dover-Sherborn Regional High, Concord-Carlisle High and Wellesley Senior High.
Schools in the Melrose region that made the list include Andover High School (No. 27), Reading Memorial High School (No. 38) and Burlington High School at No. 43.
According to the sortable list in the article, Melrose High and Mystic Valley were in the middle of the pack in categories such as percent of graduation, percent to college, MCAS scores and SAT scores.
Melrose High features a 92.4 percent graduation rate and a 91 percent rate of students going on to college. Meanwhile, Mystic Valley has a 95.9 percent graduation rate and a 99 percent to college rate.
Melrose High's 10th grade English, math and science MCAS scores were 89, 79, and 60, respectively, which was also about average in the group of 222 schools. Mystic Valley's MCAS scores in those same three categories were 96, 93 and 95, respectively.
Boston Magazine also took into account SAT scores. In reading, Melrose High averaged a 514 while the top school came in at 622. In writing Melrose students averaged a 511 compared to a top score of 627, while in science local students scored a mean of 521 compared to the top score of 649. Mystic Valley's scores in those three categories were higher than Melrose High's at 533, 522 and 534, respectively.
So what's your take on the numbers? Do you think they accurately portray Melrose's educational efforts, or are they misleading? Let us know in the comments section below.