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Wayland High School Ranked No. 28 in Mass.

A report found Wayland High's "college readiness score" was above the state average.

File photo.
File photo.
US News & World Report released its annual report of the nation's top high schools this month and Wayland High School was ranked No. 28 on the list of best public high schools in Massachusetts.

The report found:
  • Wayland High has a 14:1 student-to-teacher ratio (state average was 13:1)
  • Its "college readiness" score was 46.2 out of 100, which was above the state average
  • 95 percent of students were proficient in math
  • 99 percent of students were proficient in English
The report also ranked Wayland High No. 529 in the country.

What do you think of the rankings? Share your opinion in the comments.
John May 06, 2014 at 09:04 PM
Lou thanks for letting us your last post was an opinion, we appreciate the transparency. It was clearly not fact. If you go back just a few years you will see we were not even included in many us news/time magazine reports because we did not submit the data. Your opinion that we are dropping is clearly not based on an understanding of the rankings. As the comment above about our elementary schools being tier 2 shows a further lack of understanding of what that means. Our schools should strive to be the best they can be and not strive to be the tops in rankings that use non-meaningful metrics.
Lou Marcoccio May 06, 2014 at 09:52 PM
John, most schools strive to be the best they can be. I've never seen one that isn't doing that. You have no idea what I am aware of or what I am not aware of, especially in regard to rankings, data, and education. You and I have never shared our knowledge, experience, data, and views regarding Wayland schools. Your comments on this are incorrect assumptions. A couple simple posts with very few words tells little or nothing. Your opinions of what are "meaningful" and "non-meaningful" metrics are also just that - your opinion. I suspect and hope that your apparent bias and overly-defensive positioning may come from efforts you may be personally involved with regarding Wayland schools. Let's keep it at that and keep the personal criticisms outside these comments and opinions.
John May 07, 2014 at 05:55 AM
Lou. Thanks for the attempt to move this from a fact based discussion to a personal one. You have been spouting opinions and presenting them as facts. Let's keep with facts.
Lou Marcoccio May 07, 2014 at 07:45 AM
It's been interesting watching you drift in and out of personal, to facts, to opinion throughout your comments, while trying hard to control every element of content in a one sided conversation. You speak of transparency, but you hide behind a first name only handle on Patch. That's the opposite of transparent. The fact is that the rankings of Wayland schools have become generally a bit lower over the past 6-7 years and improved of late in one publication - BM, while quite a few other MA town's schools have climbed noticeably higher. The school and it's governing bodies would serve the town best by better understanding why it dipped in the years it did at all and how to keep the US News and World Report from ranking it lower than Framingham again in the future. This type of press hurts ell of us in the town. I believe there is always room for improvement, and I hope that others reading these posts do not judge Wayland's people based upon the smug and condescending attitude and demeanor you've displayed. Have a great day.
John May 07, 2014 at 04:02 PM
Thanks Lou, I generally do. I certainly appreciate how you have corrected your statements and moved away from your prior uninformed opinions. Thanks for getting an education. Informed citizens is so important for transparency and ignorance hurts everyone.

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