Category Archive for 'Compare School Districts'

Why will our property tax rates remain well above average with average (or below average) school spending?  Many towns and cities have school spending at or above the average for the state, but have much lower tax rates. Property tax rates are the result of two factors: How much money you need to raise The […]

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Spending in HWRSD in FY 2010 was only slightly above the State average.  In FY 2010, the last completed fiscal year, HWRSD spent $1.7M more (6.3%) than the average district in the State, or $850 per pupil. This chart (below) shows how our spending compares to the other 327 school districts in MA. But when […]

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This time of year we are deluged with all sorts of information as we approach town meetings. For those that can handle a little more, I’ve assembled some data from credible sources. Real Estate Stats for Hamilton and Wenham Boston Magazine’s March issue focused on the Best Places to Live 2009. They took a look […]

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Boston Magazine’s School Issue is out which placed HWRHS in the top 25 percent of Boston area schools that “are performing well…while operating efficiently.” Click to view the full set of articles at Boston Magazine Click to view chart at Boston Magazine Click to download the chart as a spreadsheet Return here soon for a […]

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