Top 10 Best Reading Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 4,005 students in Reading, MA (there are 3 private schools, serving 987 private students). 80% of all K-12 students in Reading, MA are educated in public schools (compared to the MA state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Reading, MA are Reading Memorial High School, Arthur W Coolidge Middle School and Joshua Eaton. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Reading, MA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 59% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 63% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Reading have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Massachusetts public schools.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the Massachusetts public school average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Reading, MA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Reading Memorial High School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
62 Oakland Rd
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 944-8200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,135 students
Rank: #22.
Arthur W Coolidge Middle School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
89 Birch Meadow Dr
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 942-9158
Grades: 6-8
| 406 students
Rank: #33.
Joshua Eaton
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
365 Summer Avenue
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 942-9161
Grades: K-5
| 375 students
Rank: #44.
Alice M Barrows
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
16 Edgemont Avenue
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 942-9166
Grades: K-5
| 351 students
Rank: #55.
Wood End Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
85 Sunset Rock Lane
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 942-5420
Grades: K-5
| 248 students
Rank: #66.
Walter S Parker Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
45 Temple Street
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 944-1236
Grades: 6-8
| 485 students
Rank: #77.
Birch Meadow
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
27 A B Lord Dr
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 944-2335
Grades: K-5
| 337 students
Rank: #88.
J Warren Killam
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
333 Charles Street
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 944-7831
Grades: K-5
| 407 students
Rank: #99.
Robert T. Capeless Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
86 Brooks Avenue
Reading, MA 01867
(413) 448-9665
Grades: PK-5
| 159 students
Rank: n/an/a
Rise Preschool
62 Oakland Road
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 942-9179
Grades: PK
| 102 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Reading, MA?
The top ranked public schools in Reading, MA include Reading Memorial High School, Arthur W Coolidge Middle School and Joshua Eaton.
How many public schools are located in Reading, MA?
10 public schools are located in Reading, MA.
What percentage of students in Reading, MA go to public school?
80% of all K-12 students in Reading, MA are educated in public schools (compared to the MA state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Reading, MA?
Reading, MA public schools minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the Massachusetts public schools average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

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