Top 10 Best Massachusetts Public Schools (2021)

Massachusetts is the #20 largest school system in the United States, serving 953,660 students across the 1,855 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Massachusetts is 52%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 57%.
The top ranked public schools in Massachusetts are Lexington High School, Sturgis Charter Public School and Wellesley Senior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 40% (majority majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 13:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(MA) School Average
Asian
7%
Hispanic
20%
Black
9%
White
60%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.

Top Overall Ranked Public Schools in Massachusetts (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.Math: 98% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 98% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12251 Waltham Street
    LexingtonMA 02421
    (781) 861-2320

  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Sturgis Charter Public SchoolCharter School
    Math: 98% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 98% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12427 Main Street
    HyannisMA 02601
    (508) 778-1782

  • Rank: #33.Math: 97% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 97% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-1250 Rice Street
    Wellesley HillsMA 02481
    (781) 446-6290

  • Rank: #4-94.-9.Math: 96% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 96% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-1236 Charter Rd
    ActonMA 01720
    (978) 264-4700

  • Rank: #4-94.-9.
    Hopkinton High School
    Math: 96% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 96% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-1290 Hayden Rowe Street
    HopkintonMA 01748
    (508) 497-9820

  • Rank: #4-94.-9.Math: 96% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 96% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-1220 Endicott Rd
    BoxfordMA 01921
    (978) 887-2323

  • Rank: #4-94.-9.Math: 96% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 96% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12140 Brandeis Rd
    Newton CenterMA 02459
    (617) 559-6500

  • Rank: #4-94.-9.
    Westford Academy
    Math: 96% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 96% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-1230 Patten Road
    WestfordMA 01886
    (978) 692-5570

  • Rank: #4-94.-9.Math: 96% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 96% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-1280 Skillings Road
    WinchesterMA 01890
    (781) 721-7020

  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Belmont High School
    Math: 95% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 95% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12221 Concord Avenue
    BelmontMA 02478
    (617) 993-5901

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Top Massachusetts Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
51 Schools
24,667 Students
21% Minority
47 Schools
15,820 Students
20% Minority
142 Schools
81,291 Students
30% Minority
8 Schools
2,297 Students
29% Minority
222 Schools
115,123 Students
44% Minority
38 Schools
9,237 Students
17% Minority
162 Schools
73,070 Students
55% Minority
49 Schools
17,922 Students
22% Minority
383 Schools
220,389 Students
38% Minority
4 Schools
1,619 Students
46% Minority
192 Schools
102,372 Students
31% Minority
138 Schools
81,622 Students
25% Minority
165 Schools
82,237 Students
84% Minority
254 Schools
125,994 Students
35% Minority
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