251 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 02421
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Lexington High School serves 2,212 students in grades 9-12.
Lexington High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 96% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 92% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Lexington High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Lexington High School's student population of 2,212 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 171 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,212 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
171 teachers
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School Rankings

Lexington High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Lexington High School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1 out of 1667 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
96%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
36%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
20%
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Black
3%
9%
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White
52%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Graduation Rate
≥99%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
4  
This is an excellent school! Get ready to work hard. If you are driven, motivated and have an attitude to succeed, you will do well at this competitive school. If you are laid back and plan to ease your way through the 4 years of high school without doing homework, you will have a very difficult time. Due to the competitive nature of this school, you are push and challenge more than you can imagine. The teachers are outstanding and go above and beyond to support students. This school could do a better job with diversity programs. Also, their discipline policy needs to be revisited, too strict. If you are a student moving to Lexington High School, your first year will be a shock to your mental state. You will almost think you are attending college. Once you get a hang of the academics and expectations, you will do well. I would recommend to ask a lot of questions and immediately make contact with your counselor to discuss any concerns. Do not isolate because of the stress and pressure. This school can make a healthy student get mental illness due to pressure and competitive nature. For certain, you will be more than college ready when you graduate. Be blessed and take care of yourself.
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4  
LHS has had outstanding academics, outstanding teachers and outstanding students. It is like Lake Wobegon, except every child is not in the top 50%, they are all in the top 10%. So this creates stress and competition as many seeks to excel and there are only so many great college opportunities. For the student that is less motivated or inclined to stay up late on schoolwork, LHS can be difficult as well, as there is limited support. Bottom line, this is a great place if you are super talented and like to work hard. For everyone else, not so much.
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4  
My name is Lauren and I am currently a senior student at Lexington High school! Unfortunately, with the Covid-19 pandemic occurring globally right now, the final year of my high school career has currently come to a halt, of sorts, leaving the fate of my senior prom and high school graduation hanging in the balance. As for my experience with the school itself, I have learned a lot during my 4 years here, made so many cool and supportive friends, and gotten to know many amazing male and female teachers. There has been plenty of difficulty and hardship, but I will always be grateful for the time I spent here.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,212 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 96% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 92% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60 (Top 30%)

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