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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
650 responses
Average ACT
31
242 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
A+
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
$152,872
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,799
National
$949
Median Home Value
$769,400
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
Report
  • 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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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!
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This school is fabulous on paper, the metrics are off the charts - SAT/ACT scores, AP, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, MCAS scores ......

Excellent for kids who thrive on insane amounts of competition. Reasonably good for many students w special needs. For many, terribly awful for mental and emotional health.

Excellent college matriculation. But at the very top, many of the kids who get into what Is seen by many there as the gold standard - admission to Harvard (and possibly to MIT) - are legacy/faculty/staff/and yes, even donor kids; this is affected by Lexington’s proximity to Cambridge.

Many who enter LHS with straight A+ averages are chewed up and spit out, (academically) because “high school has much higher expectations.” Oh, and the “students need to advocate for themselves” mantra important as it is, also used as a way for teachers to stave off parents with serious concerns about their kids.

IMHO, LHS is in the process of becoming a victim of its success. Caveat emptor.
Lexington High School was very geared towards academic success and college preparation. The student culture was largely focused on grades and honors/AP level classes, with a permeating sense of inevitability of stress. Although this culture worked fine for motivating myself and others to strive for high academic achievement, I can understand that it would be off-putting to those who aren't as driven or are not pursuing higher education immediately after high school. The music curriculum at Lexington High School was excellent and extensive , and was absolutely what I enjoyed the most about being at this school.