Top 5 Best Boston Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public high schools serving 5,437 students in Boston, MA.
The top ranked public high schools in Boston, MA are Boston Latin, Carter School and Edward M. Kennedy For Health Careers (horace Mann. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Boston, MA public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the Massachusetts public high school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 52% statewide average). High schools in Boston have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Massachusetts public high schools.
Boston, MA public high school have a Graduation Rate of 87%, which is less than the Massachusetts average of 90%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Boston Latin, with 98% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Massachusetts or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Massachusetts public high school average of 45% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public High Schools in Boston, MA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Boston Latin
(Math: 85% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
78 Ave Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 635-8895
Grades: 7-12
| 2,416 students
Rank: #22.
Carter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
396 Northampton Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 635-9832
Grades: 8-12
| 24 students
Rank: #33.
Edward M. Kennedy For Health Careers (horace Mann
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
360 Huntington Avenue, C/o 102
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-8576
Grades: 9-12
| 395 students
Rank: #44.
Quincy Upper School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
152 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 635-8940
Grades: 6-12
| 553 students
Rank: #55.
Match Charter Public School
Charter School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 232-0300
Grades: PK-12
| 1,225 students
Rank: #66.
Snowden International School At Copley
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 635-9989
Grades: 9-12
| 485 students
Rank: #77.
William Mckinley
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
90 Warren Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 635-9976
Grades: 2-12
| 219 students
Rank: n/an/a
Boston Adult Academy
Alternative School
20 Church St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 635-1542
Grades: 11-12
| 120 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
75 Pleasant St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 680-7830
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
10 Fenwood Rd
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 635-8450
Grades: K-5
| 205 students
Suffolk Superior Court-rm 705
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 725-8133
Grades: 11
| 1 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public high schools in Boston, MA?
The top ranked public high schools in Boston, MA include Boston Latin, Carter School and Edward M. Kennedy For Health Careers (horace Mann.
How many public high schools are located in Boston, MA?
8 public high schools are located in Boston, MA.
What is the racial composition of students in Boston, MA?
Boston, MA public high schools minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Massachusetts public high schools average of 45% (majority Hispanic).

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