Top School Districts in Indiana, 2019

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While the Hoosier State is not leading the pack in terms of education quality in public schools among the fifty states, there are quite a few districts that do excel in providing a fine educational environment for the state’s youth.

Indiana’s top school district is Carmel Clay School District, administering 15 schools in Carmel and Clay Township. The district produced a whopping 45 National Merit semifinalists in 2019, while the music program also earned national recognition.

The second ranked public school district in Indiana is Hamilton Southeastern Schools, consisting of 22 schools in Fishers and Noblesville. Schools in the district have received numerous accolades, with Hamilton Southeastern High School once being named a Blue Ribbon school.

#3 goes to the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, a two-year residential high school on the campus of Ball State University. Only Indiana’s most talented students are admitted into the school, which is why it has been ranked the best high school in Indiana for four years running.

Fourth on the list goes to Brownsburg Community School Corporation, which administers 9 schools in Hendricks County. The district earned an A accountability rating in 2017, which is the highest available.

Rounding out the top five is Zionsville Community School Corporation. The district’s Zionsville Community High School achieved a remarkable 98.2% graduation rate in 2018, with ?’s of graduates achieving advanced placement credit.

Top School Districts in Indiana, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Carmel Clay SchoolsHamilton CountyCarmelIndiana
2Hamilton Southeastern SchoolsHamilton CountyFishersIndiana
3Indiana Academy for Sci Math HmnDelaware CountyMuncieIndiana
4Brownsburg Community School CorpHendricks CountyBrownsburgIndiana
5Zionsville Community SchoolsBoone CountyZionsvilleIndiana
6West Lafayette Com School CorpTippecanoe CountyWest LafayetteIndiana
7Penn-Harris-Madison School CorpSt. Joseph CountyMishawakaIndiana
8Signature School IncVanderburgh CountyEvansvilleIndiana
9Plainfield Community School CorpHendricks CountyPlainfieldIndiana
10Crown Point Community School CorpLake CountyCrown PointIndiana
11Barr-Reeve Community Schools IncDaviess CountyMontgomeryIndiana
12Southeast Dubois Co Sch CorpDubois CountyFerdinandIndiana
13Noblesville SchoolsHamilton CountyNoblesvilleIndiana
14Center Grove Community School CorpJohnson CountyGreenwoodIndiana
15North West Hendricks SchoolsHendricks CountyLiztonIndiana
16School Town of MunsterLake CountyMunsterIndiana
17Northwest Allen County SchoolsAllen CountyFort WayneIndiana
18Westfield-Washington SchoolsHamilton CountyWestfieldIndiana
19North Spencer County Sch CorpSpencer CountyLincoln CityIndiana
20M S D Southwest Allen County SchlsAllen CountyFort WayneIndiana
21Warrick County School CorpWarrick CountyBoonvilleIndiana
22Avon Community School CorpHendricks CountyAvonIndiana
23Greater Jasper Consolidated SchsDubois CountyJasperIndiana
24Monroe County Community Sch CorpMonroe CountyBloomingtonIndiana
25East Porter County School CorpPorter CountyKoutsIndiana

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Iowa, 2019

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Iowa public schools posted a terrific 91.4% graduation rate in 2018, a figure that has steadily improved over the past decade. With such a high percentage of students earning their high school diplomas, public school districts in the state are definitely doing something right. In fact, Iowa’s top public school districts can boast about even more impressive statistics.

Gilbert Community School District is the top ranked public school district in Iowa. Located in the dead center of the state, the district’s Gilbert High School earned an Iowa Report card better than 99% of the schools of the state, as well as a 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools award.

Based in Polk County six miles outside of capital Des Moines, Ankeny Community School District is #2 on the list of Iowa’s best school districts. In the past decade, the fast growing district’s schools have earned many accolades, including a 2013 Sunny Award.

#3 Waukee Community School District serves over 11,000 students in four communities in Dallas County. Its graduation rate of 99.26% is one of the highest in the state.

Ranking fourth is Decorah Community School District of Winneshiek County, a small district of three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. In 2011, Decorah High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Johnston Community School District, also in Polk County, ranks fifth on the list. Established in 1914, the district boasts over 100 years of history and service to the community.

Top School Districts in Iowa, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Gilbert Comm School DistrictStory CountyGilbertIowa
2Ankeny Comm School DistrictPolk CountyAnkenyIowa
3Waukee Comm School DistrictDallas CountyWaukeeIowa
4Decorah Community School DistrictWinneshiek CountyDecorahIowa
5Johnston Comm School DistrictPolk CountyJohnstonIowa
6Pleasant Valley Comm School DistrictScott CountyBettendorfIowa
7Treynor Comm School DistrictPottawattamie CountyTreynorIowa
8Northeast Comm School DistrictClinton CountyGoose LakeIowa
9Pella Comm School DistrictMarion CountyPellaIowa
10East Marshall Comm School DistrictMarshall CountyGilmanIowa
11Urbandale Comm School DistrictPolk CountyUrbandaleIowa
12North Polk Comm School DistrictPolk CountyAllemanIowa
13Southeast Polk Comm School DistrictPolk CountyPleasant HillIowa
14GMG Comm School DistrictTama CountyGarwinIowa
15Solon Comm School DistrictJohnson CountySolonIowa
16Dallas Center-Grimes Comm School DistrictDallas CountyDallas CenterIowa
17Denver Comm School DistrictBremer CountyDenverIowa
18Cedar Falls Comm School DistrictBlack Hawk CountyCedar FallsIowa
19Western Dubuque Comm School DistrictDubuque CountyFarleyIowa
20Linn-Mar Comm School DistrictLinn CountyMarionIowa
21Norwalk Comm School DistrictWarren CountyNorwalkIowa
22Ames Comm School DistrictStory CountyAmesIowa
23MOC-Floyd Valley Comm School DistrictSioux CountyOrange CityIowa
24Earlham Comm School DistrictMadison CountyEarlhamIowa
25West Burlington Ind School DistrictDes Moines CountyWest BurlingtonIowa

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Kansas, 2019

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Kansas is the quintessential midwestern state. One can observe a more old-fashioned, hard working way of life in the towns of the Sunflower State, and this is reflected in the attitudes of Kansas’ best school districts.

The finest public school district in Kansas is Blue Valley Unified School District, a large district serving Overland park, Leawood and Stilwell in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. In 2012, Blue Valley High School earned the Blue Ribbon School honor.

Ranking #2 is West Elk Schools headquartered in Howard and serving the communities of Elk Falls, Howard, Moline, and Severy. The district’s graduation rate of 84.5% bests the national average.

Another Johnson County school district (4 of the top 5 best Kansas school districts are located in the county), Olathe School District USD 233 places #3 on the list. The district is the fastest growing in the area, while Olathe has been listed as one of America’s Top 25 places to Live and Go to School.

Located on the western edge of the Kansas City Metropolitan area, De Soto Public School District #73 is Kansas’ #4 public school district. The district administers two preschools, two elementary schools, a junior high school and a senior high school for an enrollment of around 3,100.

A larger Kansas City metropolitan area school district, Shawnee Mission School District, lands at #5 on the list. SMSD is frequently listed as one of the best performing districts in the state.

Top School Districts in Kansas, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Blue ValleyJohnson CountyOverland ParkKansas
2West ElkElk CountyHowardKansas
3OlatheJohnson CountyOlatheKansas
4De SotoJohnson CountyDe SotoKansas
5Shawnee Mission Pub SchJohnson CountyShawnee MissionKansas
6RenwickSedgwick CountyAndaleKansas
7Prairie HillsNemaha CountySabethaKansas
8VermillionMarshall CountyVermillionKansas
9AndoverButler CountyAndoverKansas
10BeloitMitchell CountyBeloitKansas
11Silver LakeShawnee CountySilver LakeKansas
12MaizeSedgwick CountyMaizeKansas
13SterlingRice CountySterlingKansas
14Nemaha CentralNemaha CountySenecaKansas
15Gardner EdgertonJohnson CountyGardnerKansas
16Auburn WashburnShawnee CountyTopekaKansas
17HesstonHarvey CountyHesstonKansas
18GoddardSedgwick CountyGoddardKansas
19Rock CreekPottawatomie CountyWestmorelandKansas
20ChapmanDickinson CountyChapmanKansas
21HoltonJackson CountyHoltonKansas
22LouisburgMiami CountyLouisburgKansas
23Riley CountyRiley CountyRileyKansas
24MontezumaGray CountyMontezumaKansas
25LawrenceDouglas CountyLawrenceKansas

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Kentucky, 2019

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Though not among the top states in terms of education, Kentucky does have its fair share of fine public school districts spread all throughout the state.

The top public school district in Kentucky is Jefferson County Public Schools, also the largest in the state, with an enrollment of over 100,000 students. Headquartered in Louisville, JCPS has an annual budget of over 1 billion dollars.

Placing #2 on the list of the best Kentucky school districts is Fort Thomas Independent Schools, operating five schools in the Greater Cincinnati area.  FTIS schools have received myriad accolades, earning the title of “District of Distinction” by the state of Kentucky while four of its five schools have been awarded Blue Ribbon School honors.

Murray Independent School District, a small district operating three schools in Calloway County, is Kentucky’s #3 school district. Murray’s administration believes that its small size accounts for the district’s high academic performance.

#4 goes to Boyle County Schools, which operates seven schools in all the Boyle County communities other than Danville. The district is considered a nationwide leader in academic achievement in consideration of its high ACT, AP and MAP composite test scores.

Completing the top five is Fayette County Public Schools, a large district based in Lexington and serving the entire county. Fayette County schools excel in academics as well as extracurriculars, with the debate team winning the state championship for five years straight.

Top School Districts in Kentucky, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Jefferson CountyJefferson CountyLouisvilleKentucky
2Fort Thomas IndependentCampbell CountyFort ThomasKentucky
3Murray IndependentCalloway CountyMurrayKentucky
4Boyle CountyBoyle CountyDanvilleKentucky
5Fayette CountyFayette CountyLexingtonKentucky
6Pikeville IndependentPike CountyPikevilleKentucky
7Oldham CountyOldham CountyCrestwoodKentucky
8Pulaski CountyPulaski CountySomersetKentucky
9Floyd CountyFloyd CountyPrestonsburgKentucky
10Boone CountyBoone CountyFlorenceKentucky
11Beechwood IndependentKenton CountyFort MitchellKentucky
12Woodford CountyWoodford CountyVersaillesKentucky
13Campbell CountyCampbell CountyAlexandriaKentucky
14McCracken CountyMcCracken CountyPaducahKentucky
15Kenton CountyKenton CountyFort WrightKentucky
16Russell IndependentGreenup CountyRussellKentucky
17Pike CountyPike CountyPikevilleKentucky
18Paintsville IndependentJohnson CountyPaintsvilleKentucky
19Hazard IndependentPerry CountyHazardKentucky
20Graves CountyGraves CountyMayfieldKentucky
21LaRue CountyLarue CountyHodgenvilleKentucky
22Madison CountyMadison CountyRichmondKentucky
23Casey CountyCasey CountyLibertyKentucky
24Monroe CountyMonroe CountyTompkinsvilleKentucky
25Henderson CountyHenderson CountyHendersonKentucky

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Louisiana, 2019

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In a state that’s had a recent run of bad luck and suffers from many serious issues, it’s good to see that many public school districts in Louisiana are doing things correctly and fostering an environment where students are allowed to excel both academically and in extracurricular activities.  Let’s take a closer look at the Pelican State’s top five public school districts.

#1 goes to a one-school district, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts located on the Northwestern State University campus in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The most decorated public high school in the state, LSMSA boasts a composite ACT score of 25, well above the national average.

Another single school (belonging to its own district) places second, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. A specialty high school for gifted and creative kids, over 80% of NOCCA grads receive scholarships to higher education institutions and boasts notable alumni like Anthony Mackie and Jon Batiste.

#3 Orleans Parish School Board serves the city of New Orleans, with 20 schools and an enrollment of over 15,000 students.

The Louisiana State University Laboratory School, one of two laboratory schools in Baton Rouge, ranks fourth on the list. ULS teaches kids from kindergarten through high school and 97% of the school’s grads go on to attend four-year colleges.

Rounding out the top five is Plaquemines Parish School Board, operating seven schools in unincorporated Plaquemines County. PPSB is rated the number one Louisiana district for End of Course test proficiency rates.

Top School Districts in Louisiana, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Louisiana School for Math Science & the ArtsNatchitoches ParishNatchitochesLouisiana
2New Orleans Center for Creative ArtsOrleans ParishNew OrleansLouisiana
3Orleans ParishOrleans ParishNew OrleansLouisiana
4LSU Laboratory SchoolEast Baton Rouge ParishBaton RougeLouisiana
5Plaquemines ParishPlaquemines ParishBelle ChasseLouisiana
6St. Tammany ParishSt. Tammany ParishCovingtonLouisiana
7Office of Juvenile JusticeEast Baton Rouge ParishBaton RougeLouisiana
8Ascension ParishAscension ParishDonaldsonvilleLouisiana
9Livingston ParishLivingston ParishLivingstonLouisiana
10Zachary Community School DistrictEast Baton Rouge ParishZacharyLouisiana
11Avoyelles Public Charter SchoolAvoyelles ParishMansuraLouisiana
12Calcasieu ParishCalcasieu ParishLake CharlesLouisiana
13Cameron ParishCameron ParishCameronLouisiana
14Lafourche ParishLafourche ParishThibodauxLouisiana
15St. Charles ParishSt. Charles ParishLulingLouisiana
16Community School for Apprenticeship Learning Inc.East Baton Rouge ParishBaton RougeLouisiana
17Vernon ParishVernon ParishLeesvilleLouisiana
18Vermilion ParishVermilion ParishAbbevilleLouisiana
19West Feliciana ParishWest Feliciana ParishSt. FrancisvilleLouisiana
20DeSoto ParishDe Soto ParishMansfieldLouisiana
21Bossier ParishBossier ParishBentonLouisiana
22LaSalle ParishLaSalle ParishJenaLouisiana
23Ouachita ParishOuachita ParishMonroeLouisiana
24Jefferson ParishJefferson ParishHarveyLouisiana
25Lincoln ParishLincoln ParishRustonLouisiana

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Maine, 2019

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The largest and most heavily forested of the New England states, Maine may not have any booming metropolises, but the public school districts of its smaller cities and towns have set an excellent academic standard, with both high school graduation rate and 8th Grade NAEP math scores being above the national averages.

Maine’s top public school district is Regional School Unit #20, comprising two elementary schools, middle school, and a high school serving Stockton and Searsport. Searsport is a small deep seaport town with over 250 years of history.

Ranking #2 is Falmouth Public Schools, administering three schools in the small coastal town of Falmouth. The district’s standardized test scores and graduation rate are well above state averages.

Yarmouth Schools, operating four schools in Yarmouth, ten miles north of Portland, places third in the ranking. Yarmouth High School’s student/teacher ratio of 11.51 is above the Maine state average.

#4 MSAD #51 of Cumberland and North Yarmouth is another small school district comprised of four schools. Despite its small size, the 2018 graduating class of MSAD #51’s Greely High School produced four National Merit Scholars and achieved a graduation rate of 97.7%.

The #5 best public school district in Maine is Cape Elizabeth Public Schools, which like the three preceding districts in the ranking, is also based in Cumberland County and is comprised of three schools. In 2018, Cape Elizabeth High School produced 16 AP Scholars, with 89% of its graduating class going on to attend 4 year institutions.

Top School Districts in Maine, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1RSU 20Waldo CountySearsportMaine
2Falmouth Public SchoolsCumberland CountyFalmouthMaine
3Yarmouth SchoolsCumberland CountyYarmouthMaine
4RSU 51/MSAD 51Cumberland CountyCumberlandMaine
5Cape Elizabeth Public SchoolsCumberland CountyCape ElizabethMaine
6York Public SchoolsYork CountyYorkMaine
7Scarborough Public SchoolsCumberland CountyScarboroughMaine
8Five Town CSDKnox CountyCamdenMaine
9Mt Desert CSDHancock CountyMount DesertMaine
10RSU 26Penobscot CountyOronoMaine
11RSU 21York CountyKennebunkMaine
12Wells-Ogunquit CSDYork CountyWellsMaine
13Gorham Public SchoolsCumberland CountyGorhamMaine
14RSU 05Cumberland CountyFreeportMaine
15Baxter Academy for Technology and ScienceCumberland CountyPortlandMaine
16RSU 58/MSAD 58Franklin CountyPhillipsMaine
17Brunswick Public SchoolsCumberland CountyBrunswickMaine
18RSU 38Kennebec CountyReadfieldMaine
19Winthrop Public SchoolsKennebec CountyWinthropMaine
20Bangor Public SchoolsPenobscot CountyBangorMaine
21Kittery Public SchoolsYork CountyKitteryMaine
22RSU 70/MSAD 70Aroostook CountyHodgdonMaine
23Hermon Public SchoolsPenobscot CountyHermonMaine
24RSU 35/MSAD 35York CountyEliotMaine
25RSU 44/MSAD 44Oxford CountyBethelMaine

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Maryland, 2019

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Maryland public schools took an active role in improving the state’s education system in many ways during the 2017-2018, including preparing new educators by issuing over 22,000 certifications and getting young people ready for the economy of the future with 23.2% of class of 2017 students finishing a Career Technology Education program. By examining Maryland’s best public school districts, we can see where these initiatives have had the most impact.

Maryland’s best public school district is also its most expansive: Montgomery County Public Schools based in Rockville. The district’s students benefit from a well-educated, experienced group of teachers, as 86.4 of the faculty have at least a master’s degree.

Baltimore County Public Schools, headquartered in Towson, ranks #2 on the list. The district holds the honor of being the state’s sole system to hold ISO 9001 international certification for management designation.

#3 Prince George’s County Public Schools oversees 208 with a total enrollment of over 130,000 students. Students at PGCPS benefit from myriad special programs including the Even Start Family Literacy Program and Talented and Gifted Programs.

Placing fourth is Anne Arundel County Public Schools serving 80,000 schools in its namesake county. The district ranks second in the state in quantity of National Board Certified teachers with 520.

Maryland’s #5 public school district is Howard County Public Schools, headquartered in Ellicott City. The district consistently posts a graduation rate above state and national averages.

Top School Districts in Maryland, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Montgomery County Public SchoolsMontgomery CountyRockvilleMaryland
2Baltimore County Public SchoolsBaltimore CountyTowsonMaryland
3Prince George's County Public SchoolsPrince George's CountyUpper MarlboroMaryland
4Anne Arundel County Public SchoolsAnne Arundel CountyAnnapolisMaryland
5Howard County Public SchoolsHoward CountyEllicott CityMaryland
6Frederick County Public SchoolsFrederick CountyFrederickMaryland
7Carroll County Public SchoolsCarroll CountyWestminsterMaryland
8Harford County Public SchoolsHarford CountyBel AirMaryland
9Worcester County Public SchoolsWorcester CountyNewarkMaryland
10Calvert County Public SchoolsCalvert CountyPrince FrederickMaryland
11Queen Anne's County Public SchoolsQueen Anne's CountyCentrevilleMaryland
12Baltimore City Public SchoolsBaltimore cityBaltimoreMaryland
13Charles County Public SchoolsCharles CountyLa PlataMaryland
14St. Mary's County Public SchoolsSt. Mary's CountyLeonardtownMaryland
15Washingtion County Public SchoolsWashington CountyHagerstownMaryland
16Cecil County Public SchoolsCecil CountyElktonMaryland
17Allegany County Public SchoolsAllegany CountyCumberlandMaryland
18Wicomico County Public SchoolsWicomico CountySalisburyMaryland
19Garrett County Public SchoolsGarrett CountyOaklandMaryland
20Talbot County Public SchoolsTalbot CountyEastonMaryland
21Caroline County Public SchoolsCaroline CountyDentonMaryland
22Kent County Public SchoolsKent CountyRock HallMaryland
23Somerset County Public SchoolsSomerset CountyWestoverMaryland
24Dorchester County Public SchoolsDorchester CountyCambridgeMaryland

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Massachusetts, 2019

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Massachusetts is certainly no slouch when it comes to education, and in fact was ranked the #1 state in the nation in education by US News and World Report, particularly for the quality of its K-12 institutions. Massachusetts top public school districts aren’t just some of the best in the state, but actually rate among the best in the US, at large.

The top ranking district in Massachusetts is City on a Hill Charter Public Schools, a trio of college prep high schools in Boston and New Bedford. City on a Hill schools are so excellent that though many of the students have a history of underperforming on arrival, 91% of graduates go on to attend college.

Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District, located in Lexington, lands at #2. The district comprises a single high school that was recently awarded a National Blue Ribbon School in 2018.

Placing third is Concord Public Schools and Carlisle Regional District, which comprises one preschool, three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. In addition to excelling in academics, the district’s Concord-Carlisle High School boasts excellent sports programs, with both their boys ski and cross country teams winning state in 2019.

Filling out the top five are two specialized high schools, Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School located in Danvers (#4), and Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton (#5). ENSA focuses on hands-on science learning, while Bay Path prepares students for careers in various trades.

Top School Districts in Massachusetts, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1City on a Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street (DistricSuffolk CountyBostonMassachusetts
2Minuteman Regional Vocational TechnicalMiddlesex CountyLexingtonMassachusetts
3Concord-CarlisleMiddlesex CountyConcordMassachusetts
4Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School DistrictEssex CountyHathorneMassachusetts
5Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational TechnicalWorcester CountyCharltonMassachusetts
6Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational TechnicalWorcester CountyUptonMassachusetts
7Assabet Valley Regional Vocational TechnicalMiddlesex CountyMarlboroughMassachusetts
8Sturgis Charter Public (District)Barnstable CountyHyannisMassachusetts
9Martha's VineyardDukes CountyVineyard HavenMassachusetts
10Lincoln-SudburyMiddlesex CountySudburyMassachusetts
11Norfolk County AgriculturalNorfolk CountyWalpoleMassachusetts
12Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational TechnicalEssex CountyAndoverMassachusetts
13Community Charter School of Cambridge (District)Middlesex CountyCambridgeMassachusetts
14Blue Hills Regional Vocational TechnicalNorfolk CountyCantonMassachusetts
15Greater Lowell Regional Vocational TechnicalMiddlesex CountyTyngsboroughMassachusetts
16Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational TechnicalMiddlesex CountyBillericaMassachusetts
17Montachusett Regional Vocational TechnicalWorcester CountyFitchburgMassachusetts
18Tri-County Regional Vocational TechnicalNorfolk CountyFranklinMassachusetts
19WestonMiddlesex CountyWestonMassachusetts
20Whittier Regional Vocational TechnicalEssex CountyHaverhillMassachusetts
21Northboro-SouthboroWorcester CountySouthboroughMassachusetts
22Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational TechnicalBristol CountyTauntonMassachusetts
23Somerset Berkley Regional School DistrictBristol CountySomersetMassachusetts
24Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational TechnicalBarnstable CountyBourneMassachusetts
25Old Colony Regional Vocational TechnicalPlymouth CountyRochesterMassachusetts

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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