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“I was so proud of him. He's an overachiever, he loved school, would never be absent,” she said.
The Superintendent of Schools and the Melrose School Committee see it differently.
In a statement released to WFXT, Superintendent Cyndy Taymore said class rankings put "90 percent of our students at a serious disadvantage."
But for some students, including Justin Hori, it’s not just about prestige. It’s impacting college applications.
“We aren't able to tell them class rank. We have to tell them top 10 percent which really dilutes your success if you can’t tell them specific rank,” he said.