Photo: The cover of Boston Magazine’s 2017 Top Schools Issue
Boston magazine’s annual education issue which it names Greater Boston’s “Top Schools 2017” has hit the newsstands and the magazine ranked Belmont‘s public school district 23rd out of 125 districts within Route 495.
Using data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Boston magazine’s determined its rankings using factors such as SAT scores, student-teacher ratios, graduation rates and more.
Some fun(d) facts from the study: Belmont spent the 20th lowest amount in dollars per student of the 125 districts, at $13,029. It also had the 7th largest class size, at 21.3 students. But some equally good schools such as Winchester (ranked 14th) and Westford (6th) spent around the same per student and Acton-Boxborough (15th) has even more kids in its classroom with 21.6.
The entire “Top Schools 2017″ list can be found here, and can be sorted by various ranking factors.