DHS Misses Boston Magazine's Top 50 Schools List

Boston magazine used a variety of statistics to compile its top 50 schools list. See how Danvers 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 found itself in the middle of the pack in a variety of categories.

The school didn't find its way onto the Top 50 list in the magazine. Weston High School took top honors followed by , , and .

Schools nearby Danvers that made the list include at No. 19 and at No. 21 and Manchester-Essex Regional High School at No. 25.

Also in the top 50 were at No. 28 and Masconomet Regional High School at No. 41.

According to the sortable list in the article, Danvers was in the top 100 for its percent of students that graduate, percent to college, MCAS scores and SAT scores.

The school has a 90.6 percent graduation rate and an 89 percent rate of students going on to college.

Boston Magazine also took into account SAT scores. In reading, Danvers averaged a 509 while the top school came in at 622. In writing Danvers students averaged a 517 compared to a top score of 627, while in math local students scored a mean of 526 compared to the top score of 649.

So what's your take on the numbers? Do you think they accurately portray Danvers's educational efforts, or are they misleading? Let us know in the comments section below.


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