Hopkinton High School Makes Newsweek Top 500 Schools 2009

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Hopkinton Massachusetts schoolsHopkinton Massachusetts has again made it into the prestigious list of the top High Schools in the country according to Newsweek Magazine.

This is the 2nd consecutive year that Hopkinton has made the list. This year Hopkinton came in ranked 420 out of the top 1500 schools! The formula for inclusion into this group of great schools is as follows:

"Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2008 divided by the number of graduating seniors. All of the schools on the list have an index of at least 1.000; they are in the top 6 percent of public schools measured this way."

To get a clearer understanding of Jay Matthews exact formula see the article Hopkinton High School makes Newsweek top 500 list 2008.

Other Metrowest Schools that made the list include:

Ashland, Framingham, Hudson, Medway, Millis, Nashoba Regional in Bolton, Wellesley and Weston.

This award is just another feather in Hopkinton's cap for their outstanding school system. In addition to this most recent Newsweek award Hopkinton also made Boston Magazines top Massachusetts schools in 2008.

One of the reasons property values have remained more stable in Hopkinton than some of the other area towns is partially related to the quality of education the schools offer.

For a complete list of the schools that made the list see Newsweek top 1500 schools.

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George Souto
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Bill WOW to make that list once would be impressive enough, but two years in a row is a hug accomplishment.

Jun 13, 2009 11:25 AM #9
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Bill that is great to have a school in your area to make this list! 

Jun 13, 2009 11:25 AM #10
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Same here.  Schools sell and the top ranked public schools add value to the homes in their cluster.

 

Jun 13, 2009 12:51 PM #11
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Bill - Now that is a great list to make !  And I am sure those folks living in the neighborhoods in that school district are very happy indeed.  Certainly helps with Location Location Location !

Jun 13, 2009 01:44 PM #12
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What a nice accomplishment. Thanks for the list I'll check it out.

Jun 13, 2009 03:28 PM #13
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Bill,That's wonderful news....I see my old school is making lists too now (though certainly wasn't when I was there) and has become a highly desired school district.  This is great news and something anyone with children look for!

Jun 13, 2009 04:01 PM #14
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Richard Stabile
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Bill:

That is really great for your area. Schools and home sales are tied together. Property values ultimately follow good schools.

Richard

Jun 13, 2009 05:16 PM #15
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Thanks again everyone for commenting on Hopkinton making Newsweeks list of the best high schools. I have included a link to the list if you would like to see if your area school is on the list.

Jun 14, 2009 01:14 AM #16
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Sounds like you are definitely in a good are - Congratulations!!  Great schools definitely are important when choosing where to buy a home.

Jun 14, 2009 02:50 AM #17
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Good link and resource, Bill.  I am happy some of my area are on the list :)

Jun 14, 2009 06:57 AM #18
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Bill--Very impressive as there are many many school districts that would love to be considered one of the best in the nation!

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Bill, thanks for the link. Some of my area is on the list.(3) There are some private schools here as well which is why some families move here.

Jun 14, 2009 03:22 PM #20
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Cathy, Wendy, Teri & Rebecca - Thanks for your comments on the Hopkinton Schools. It is good to hear that some of these schools on the list are in your respective areas as well. Schools are so important in regards to property values.

Jun 15, 2009 12:26 AM #21
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Wow...What an achievement for Hopkinton.  Property values will benefit as a result.

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Bill - Great news; a nice article to share with people relocating to the area.  Many school in my area also made the list. 

Jun 15, 2009 03:11 PM #23
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Chris & Jennifer - Getting into Newsweek's list for the 2nd year in a row is quite an accomplishment for the Hopkinton School system. We have been blessed here with great schools. It certainly helps keep out property values stronger in relation to other towns.

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Bill, good schools are a MUST! This is a great acknowledgment for the Hopkinton School system. ;-)

 

Jun 17, 2009 02:39 PM #25
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It sure is Teri...It is fantastic for the Hopkinton Schools to be recognized two years in a row.

Jun 18, 2009 03:06 AM #26
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Interesting - I wonder how my local schools would rank - especially with the high taxes we pay.

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My high school probably ranks #1 for most students on drugs, or most students dealing drugs -- LOL. Which is one of the reasons why I don't live in that city anymore.

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