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You may or may not know this, but Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School and Nipmuc Regional High School are respectively ranked by Niche.com as this year's 30th and 54th best public high schools out of 347 in Massachusetts.

In Niche.com's own words: "The 2017 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents, using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors includes test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality and high school ratings." The company studies 14,000 public high schools each year. BVT received an overall grade of A+; Nipmuc received an overall grade of A.

Here is how Niche.com arrives at its ratings:

• Academics Grade: 50 percent, based on state assessment proficiency, SAT/ACT scores, and survey responses on academics from students and parents. (BVT got an A-; Nipmuc got an A.)

• Culture & Diversity Grade: 10 percent, based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents. (BVT got a C+; Nipmuc got a C.)

• Health and Safety Grade: 10 percent, based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents. (BVT got an A+; Nipmuc got an A+.)

• Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience: 10 percent, based on Niche users responding to surveys scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the overall experience of students and parents from the school.

• Teachers Grade: 10 percent, based on teacher salary, teacher absenteeism, state test results, and survey responses on teachers from students and parents. (BVT got an A; Nipmuc got an A+.)

• Resources and Facilities Grade: 5 percent, based on expenses per student, staffing, and survey responses on facilities from students and parents. (BVT got an A+; Nipmuc got an A.)

• Clubs and Activities Grade: 2.5 percent, based on expenses per student and survey responses on clubs and activities from students and parents. (BVT got an A+; Nipmuc got an A-.)

• Sports Grade: 2.5 percent, based on the number of sports, participation, and survey responses on athletics and athletic facilities from students and parents. (BVT got an A+; Nipmuc got a B+.)

There are three other grades:

• College Readiness: BVT got an A-; Nipmuc got an A.

• Administration: BVT got an A; Nipmuc got an A+.

• Food: BVT got an A+; Nipmuc got a B+.

And, each school is compared to others in the state:

• 2017 High Schools with the Best Teachers in Massachusetts: BVT ranks 47th out of 317; Nipmuc ranks 42nd.

• 2017 Best High Schools for STEM in Massachusetts: Nipmuc ranks 48th.

• 2017 Best High School for Athletes in Massachusetts: BVT ranks 20th.

What do all these percentages mean? I never was all that great in math in high school, but it looks like we have two very good high schools in this area.

If you want to compare BVT and Nipmuc to nearby towns in the Top 11, Hopkinton ranked 16th, Holliston ranked 44th, Franklin ranked 60th, Milford ranked 92nd and Hopedale ranked 95th.




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