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A+
Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Lexington High School is a top rated, public school located in Lexington, MA. It has 2,185 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% 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
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Lexington High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1370
765 responses
Average ACT
31
275 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
Dense 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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
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  • Singing Valentines
    32%
  • Acapella Jam
    22%
  • Pinning rejection letters to lunch bulletin board
    19%
  • Sudent film festivals
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Dances!
    4%
  • Team spirit
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,185
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,442
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.3%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 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
$20,208/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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This school has been my school since 2016, and I have very mixed reviews about everything from the atmosphere, academics, and everything else in between. There is a high competitive atmosphere among both students and athletes, with many from both groups always pushing to be better than everyone else. The academics is what you’d expect from a typical high school, with assignments, homework in projects ranging from extremely easy to very stressful and difficult. There is so much more I could say, but overall this school is okay.
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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.
Lexington High is a very competitive environment but you really can get an incredible education there if you are driven. It, however, does not do well for unmotivated or depressive students as the school environment is too overwhelming and competitive to make you feel like you can succeed if you start out lower than everyone else. The administration tries to implement systems to help struggling students but a lot of the issues are with the culture and the pressure from parents of students.