Top 10 Best Massachusetts Public Schools (2024)

Massachusetts is the #21 largest school system in the United States, serving 910,733 students across the 1,844 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 859 private schools, serving 126,889 students). 88% of all K-12 students in Massachusetts are educated in public schools, compared to the national average of 90%.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Massachusetts is 42%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 45%.
Minority enrollment is 44% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(MA) School Average
Asian
7%
Hispanic
23%
Black
10%
White
56%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Massachusetts.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Massachusetts (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Acton-boxborough Regional High School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
36 Charter Rd
Acton, MA 01720
(978) 264-4700
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Mary Lee Burbank
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-4
266 School Street
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 993-5500
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Weston High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
444 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
(781) 786-5800
Rank: #44.
Woodland
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-3
10 Alphabet Lane
Weston, MA 02493
(781) 786-5300
Rank: #55.
Lexington High School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 86% (Top 1%)
Reading: 88% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
251 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 02421
(781) 861-2320
Rank: #66.
Winchester High School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
80 Skillings Road
Winchester, MA 01890
(781) 721-7020
Rank: #77.
Boston Latin
(Math: 85% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
78 Ave Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 635-8895
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Hingham High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 82% (Top 5%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
17 Union Street
Hingham, MA 02043
(781) 741-1560
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Hopkinton High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 83% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
90 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
(508) 497-9820
Rank: #1010.
Norwell High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
18 South Street
Norwell, MA 02061
(781) 659-8810

Best Massachusetts Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
48
14,516
24%
139
79,580
35%
8
2,394
37%
217
110,646
49%
35
8,892
21%
167
68,456
60%
47
16,822
25%
386
213,815
43%
190
97,893
37%
138
77,551
29%
161
75,897
84%
253
119,926
40%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Massachusetts?
The top ranked public schools in Massachusetts include Acton-boxborough Regional High School, Mary Lee Burbank and Weston High School.
How many public schools are located in Massachusetts?
1,844 public schools are located in Massachusetts.
What percentage of students in Massachusetts go to public school?
88% of all K-12 students in Massachusetts are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Massachusetts?
Minority enrollment in Massachusetts is 44% (majority Hispanic)

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