WHS Doesn't Crack Top 50 Boston Magazine Schools
The magazine used a variety of statistics to compile its list. See how Wilmington 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 Wilmington High School 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 Lexington High, Dover-Sherborn Regional High, Concord-Carlisle High and Wellesley Senior High.
Schools nearby Wilmington that made the list include Andover High School at No. 27 and Reading Memorial High School at No. 38. Burlington High School also cracked the list at No. 43.
According to the sortable list in the article, Wilmington was in the middle of the pack in categories such as percent of graduation, percent to college, MCAS scores and SAT scores.
The school features a 93.4 percent graduation rate and an 85 percent rate of students going on to college.
Wilmington's 10th grade English, math and science MCAS scores were 94, 92, and 73, respectively, which was also average in the group of 222 schools.
Boston Magazine also took into account SAT scores. In reading, Wilmington averaged a 510 while the top school came in at 622. In writing Wilmington students averaged a 513 compared to a top score of 627, while in science local students scored a mean of 520 compared to the top score of 649.
So what's your take on the numbers? Do you think they accurately portray Wilmington's educational efforts, or are they misleading? Let us know in the comments section below.