Hopkinton was ranked as the No. 1 school district in Massachusetts for 2021 by Niche, a website that rates schools, companies and neighborhoods nationwide.
The district received an A-plus overall grade, earning A-pluses in academics, teachers, college prep and health/safety. Hopkinton received a straight A in clubs/activities and a C-plus in diversity.
Hopkinton also ranked No. 1 in the state for having the best teachers and being the best place to teach. It ranked 14th among the safest school districts (earning another A-plus grade).
Earlier this year Hopkinton High School was ranked third in the state by U.S. News & World Report, being an exam school and a charter school.
“Given that we are embarking on the season of thanks, I hope you might find a moment to thank the teachers for their commitment to ensuring that all children learn at the highest levels,” superintendent Carol Cavanaugh wrote in an email to schools families sharing the rankings. “In turn, I also want to thank you, the families of Hopkinton, for the support you offer our public schools — every day and without hesitation. I am grateful to be your superintendent.”
According to the Niche website, “The 2021 Best School Districts 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 include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more.”