A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
146 Maple Street
Lexington, MA 02420
Telephone
(781) 861-2550

Lexington Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1360
538 responses
Average ACT
31
205 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,785
Free or Reduced Lunch
6.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,975
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$113,073,000
Expenses Per Student
$21,045/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%

Lexington Public Schools Reviews

7 reviews
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I grew up in Lexington. The community is warm and welcoming. I always felt at home in this area. However, sometimes there were moments when I felt like the outcast. I feel as if sometimes situations were overlooked because the fear of other communities looking at Lexington as a bad community. We were seen as lesser than the surrounding communities because of our diversity. I believe that Lexington adults should have stopped the racism and side looks towards our students a long time ago. The adults should have stood up for the students not have the students ignore the slander. The choice to overlook these situations just made them grow over the years. Hopefully Lexington Public Schools will learn to take better care of their students. I only hope one year Lexington Public Schools and their students will finally be on the same page.
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What makes a great public school system? Is it a system in which most of the kids who do well, particularly in mathematics, get extensive tutoring from highly educated parents and paid tutors/extracurricular math courses? By that measure, LPS is excellent.

Is it a system in which, if motivated, any kid, without external help, can excel because the teachers and administration make self-motivated success possible? By that measure, LPS is very poor. The amazing test scores and college trajectories of most kids is predicated upon significant extracurricular tuition, either from Russian Math or individual tutors (highly educated, stay at home parents and/or paid tutors).
I was only a part of the Lexington public schools during high school. The high school was physically large and overcrowded, and the academics were rigorous. The positive aspects of my experience was that most of the students were incredibly driven and the curriculum prepared me for college really well. Some of the negatives were the overwhelming amounts of stress from classes, the expectations of the school and upholding its reputation, and the cutthroat competition between peers. I had a severe concussion my junior year and it was extremely hard to go back to classes and more often than not, teachers didn't understand why I could not do some of the work. It was hard to receive any kind of compromise despite my physical condition. The high school prepares you for college very well, but not without an extreme amount of stress and commitment to work.