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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  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-
Lexington High School is a top rated, public school located in Lexington, MA. It has 2,154 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Lexington High School...
Address
251 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 02421
Telephone
(781) 861-2320

Lexington High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1370
685 responses
Average ACT
31
251 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$162,083
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,998
National
$949
Median Home Value
$816,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Singing Valentines
    34%
  • Acapella Jam
    23%
  • Pinning rejection letters to lunch bulletin board
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Sudent film festivals
    6%
  • Team spirit
    5%
  • Dances!
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,154
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,975
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.3%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$21,045/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Personally, I enjoy Lexington High School because it is a larger school with plenty of chances to meet new people every single day. I think we are well prepared for college life, as the academic system is very rigorous and based on the idea that we will all for the most part be attending college after high school. However, I feel it is limited when it comes to discussion/promotion of other paths there are out of high school, and at times I have felt unsafe as a result of limit action against unwanted and inappropriate behavior/comments from students. I feel as though academics comes before all else, which is potentially harmful to the mental health and overall success of students.
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There was a sense of belonging within the high school community, amazing people and faculty that supported me along my path to college, and their ability to prepare us well for college and beyond. I was an active member of one of the sports teams at the school and it gave me a chance to form relationships with people from my grade or below. Overall great school!
I am extremely honored and privileged to say that I am a member of Lexington High School. The competitive nature and advanced classes offered at Lexington High School make this school one of the strongest within Massachusetts, not to mention the country. I have found a great group of friends to learn and grow along side with, and the teachers are also all highly qualified and eager to assist in the growth and development of the students both as scholars and basic human beings. No matter where I end up in the near future, I know that Lexington High School has prepared me to be a successful and competent member of society.