New Rankings: Where Does Tewksbury Rank Among Top School Districts in Massachusetts?

Niche.com has released its 2017 report on Best School Districts in America, and Tewksbury Public Schools has made a significant jump forward in the rankings compared to 2016.

Niche gave Tewksbury an overall ranking of 121 in the state and the Tewksbury Public Schools received an Overall Niche Grade of B+. A marked improvement from 2016, where the Tewksbury Public Schools received a ranking of 171 and an overall Niche grade of B-.

The district was also ranked No. 92 in the Greater Boston Area, after not making the area’s list in 2016.

The report breaks down school districts based on statistics, student and parent reviews and expert insights. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, student and parent reviews and more, according to Niche.

 

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Academics: B+
  • Teachers: B
  • Clubs & Activities: A-
  • Administration: B+
  • Food: A
  • Diversity: C
  • College Readiness: B
  • Health & Safety: A
  • Sports: A-
  • Resources & Facilities: B

View full report of Tewksbury from Niche

Tewksbury Public Schools Among Area’s Most Improved School Districts, Study Finds

The Tewksbury Public Schools were shown to be one of the most improved school districts in the area, according to a recent study by Trulia and Schooldigger.com.

According to the study, Tewksbury’s public schools were ranked 28th among school districts in the Cambridge-Newton-Framingham area in 2015. The ranking represents a jump of 12 ranking positions from 2011, in which the school district was ranked 36th.

Tewksbury Public Schools also saw a jump of 8 ranking positions from 2012 to 2015.

Only Melrose saw a more significant improvement in the rankings, having jumped 17 ranking positions between 2011 and 2015. The Cambridge-Newton-Framingham area consisted of communities largely in Middlesex and Essex counties.

The real estate information firm Trulia developed the rankings through school-level aggregated test score data based on standardized testing results on exams such as the MCAS and PARCC testing.

Districts with fewer than three schools were dropped from the rankings. To read more about the rankings, click here.

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