Boston Mag Says BHS in Top 50 Schools In and Around Boston

Burlington High was ranked 43 in the top 50 high schools in Boston and Boston's suburbs.

Boston magazine ranked Burlington High School 43 out of the 50 best high schools in Boston and Boston's suburbs according to a recent article.

Rankings were based on graduation rates, student-teacher ratios, number of extracurriculars and more, the article said. 

"Our rankings were computed by statistician George Recck, director of the Math Resources Center at Babson College. We 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," the article stated.

Recck determined the average scores for each catergory and ranked the districts based on a weighted average.

BHS was listed as having a 12.9:1 student to teacher ratio, a 94.8 percent graduation rate and 88 percent of students go to college. Also according to the article the town spends $14,276 per student. See the article for all of the collected information.

Weston High was voted the top school, with Lexington High and Dover-Sherborn Regional High coming in with a close second and third ranking.


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