Top 10 Best Essex County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 218 public schools serving 110,975 students in Essex County, MA (there are 99 private schools, serving 18,526 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Essex County, MA are educated in public schools (compared to the MA state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Essex County, MA are Lynnfield High School, Hamilton-wenham Regional High School and Newburyport High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Essex County, MA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Essex County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Massachusetts public schools.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Essex County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lynnfield High School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
275 Essex Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
(781) 334-5820
Grades: 9-12
| 564 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Hamilton-wenham Regional High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
775 Bay Rd
South Hamilton, MA 01982
(978) 468-0400
Grades: 9-12
| 492 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Newburyport High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
241 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465-4440
Grades: 9-12
| 784 students
Rank: #44.
Masconomet Regional High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
20 Endicott Rd
Boxford, MA 01921
(978) 887-2323
Grades: 9-12
| 1,047 students
Rank: #55.
Ipswich High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
134 High Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-3137
Grades: 9-12
| 528 students
Rank: #66.
Manchester Essex Regional High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
36 Lincoln Street
Manchester, MA 01944
(978) 526-4412
Grades: 9-12
| 450 students
Rank: #77.
Marblehead High School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2 Humphrey Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 639-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 931 students
Rank: #88.
Andover High School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
80 Shawsheen Road
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 247-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,679 students
Rank: #99.
High Plain Elementary School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
333 High Plain Road
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 247-8600
Grades: K-5
| 531 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Huckleberry Hill
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5 Knoll Road
Lynnfield, MA 01940
(781) 334-5835
Grades: K-4
| 439 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Manchester Memorial Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
43 Lincoln Street
Manchester, MA 01944
(978) 526-1908
Grades: PK-5
| 298 students
Rank: #1212.
Pentucket Regional Sr High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
24 Main Street
West Newbury, MA 01985
(978) 363-5507
Grades: 9-12
| 632 students
Rank: #1313.
Miles River Middle School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
787 Bay Rd
South Hamilton, MA 01982
(978) 468-0362
Grades: 6-8
| 379 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Summer Street
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
262 Summer Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
(781) 334-5830
Grades: K-4
| 433 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Swampscott High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
200 Essex Street
Swampscott, MA 01907
(781) 596-8830
Grades: 9-12
| 653 students
Rank: #1616.
South Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
55 Woburn Street
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 247-9800
Grades: K-5
| 435 students
Rank: #1717.
Essex North Shore Agricultural And Technical School
Vocational School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
565 Maple Street
Hathorne, MA 01937
(978) 304-4700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,654 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Amesbury High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5 Highland Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
(978) 388-4800
Grades: 9-12
| 463 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Georgetown High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11 Winter Street
Georgetown, MA 01833
(978) 352-5790
Grades: 9-12
| 322 students
Rank: #2020.
Kittredge
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
601 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 794-1688
Grades: 1-5
| 223 students
Rank: #2121.
North Andover High School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
430 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 794-1711
Grades: 9-12
| 1,335 students
Rank: #2222.
Francis T Bresnahan Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
333 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465-4431
Grades: PK-3
| 605 students
Rank: #2323.
Ivan G Smith
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15 Lobao Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-1350
Grades: K-5
| 309 students
Rank: #2424.
Marblehead Veterans Middle School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
217 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 639-3120
Grades: 7-8
| 390 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Henry C Sanborn Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
90 Lovejoy Road
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 247-9700
Grades: K-5
| 328 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Pioneer Charter School Of Science Ii (Pcss-ii)
Charter School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
97 Main Street
Saugus, MA 01906
(781) 666-3945
Grades: 7-12
| 376 students
Rank: #2727.
Wood Hill Middle School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11 Cross Street
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 247-8800
Grades: 6-8
| 366 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Lynnfield Middle School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
505 Main Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
(781) 334-5810
Grades: 5-8
| 693 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Willis E Thorpe
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 Avon Road
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-6946
Grades: PK-5
| 329 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Centerville Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
17 Hull Street
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 921-6120
Grades: K-4
| 292 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Cove Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
20 Eisenhower Avenue
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 921-6121
Grades: K-4
| 415 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Gloucester High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
32 L O Johnson Rd
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-9870
Grades: 9-12
| 830 students
Rank: #3333.
Franklin
(Math: 57% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2 Cypress Terrace
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 794-1990
Grades: 1-5
| 376 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Bessie Buker Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1 School Street
Wenham, MA 01984
(978) 468-5324
Grades: K-5
| 250 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Triton Regional High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
112 Elm Street
Byfield, MA 01922
(978) 462-8171
Grades: 9-12
| 647 students
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Essex County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
71 Friend Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
(978) 388-8037
Grades: 9-12
| 46 students
150 Arlington St
Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 975-5928
Grades: 2-4
| 339 students
22-28 Richard Street
Saugus, MA 01906
(781) 231-5072
Grades: 1-5
| 157 students
22 Richard Street
Peabody, MA 01960
(781) 231-5021
Grades: PK
| 110 students
551 Washington St.
Haverhill, MA 01832
(978) 374-3465
Grades: PK-K
| 116 students
25 Memorial Drive
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 740-1260
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
25 Memorial Drive
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 740-1260
Grades: K-5
| 248 students
70 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 794-1677
Grades: PK-K
| 284 students
45 Fountain Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 374-3464
Grades: K-2
| 116 students
70-71 North Parish Rd
Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 946-0713
Grades: 9-12
| 409 students
480 So. Main St
Haverhill, MA 01835
(978) 374-5787
Grades: 6-8
| 416 students
40 Pleasant Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 975-5980
Grades: PK-K
| 173 students
351 South Main St.
Haverhill, MA 01835
(978) 374-3469
Grades: PK
| 61 students
551 Washington Street
Haverhill, MA 01832
(978) 469-8735
Grades: K-2
| 123 students
26 Belmont Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 374-3473
Grades: K
| 95 students
25 Talbot Street
Saugus, MA 01906
(781) 231-5087
Grades: K-5
| 163 students
3 Brook Rd
Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 639-3195
Grades: K
| 71 students
90 Commercial Street
Lynn, MA 01905
(781) 477-3301
Grades: PK-5
| 292 students
50 Elm Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 639-3185
Grades: K-1
| 138 students
14 Central Avenue
Lynn, MA 01902
(781) 593-1680
Grades: 9-12
| 57 students
201r Winter/e Denver
Saugus, MA 01906
(781) 231-5075
Grades: K-5
| 204 students
33 No Common Street
Lynn, MA 01902
(781) 477-7330
Grades: 6-8
| 577 students
50 Cross Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 975-5947
Grades: K
| 135 students
40 Milk Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465-4435
Grades: PK-K
| 213 students
2 Blackburn Dr
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 865-9901
Grades: K-8
| 122 students
58 Chadwick Street
Haverhill, MA 01835
(978) 374-3487
Grades: K
| 79 students
400 Haverhill Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 975-5953
Grades: 1-8
| 124 students
70-71 North Parish Rd
Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 946-0735
Grades: 9-12
| 435 students
233 Haverhill Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
(978) 722-8770
Grades: 7-8
| 188 students
70-71 North Parish Rd
Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 946-0724
Grades: 9-12
| 437 students
70-71 North Parish Rd
Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 946-0712
Grades: 9-12
| 224 students
60 Allen St
Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 975-5962
Grades: 7-8
| 222 students
149 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465-4445
Grades: K-4
| 111 students
21 Johnson Street
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 536-5550
Grades: K-5
| 338 students
97 Oxford Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01835
(978) 374-3466
Grades: PK-2
| 55 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Essex County, MA?
The top ranked public schools in Essex County, MA include Lynnfield High School, Hamilton-wenham Regional High School and Newburyport High School.
How many public schools are located in Essex County, MA?
218 public schools are located in Essex County, MA.
What percentage of students in Essex County, MA go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Essex County, MA are educated in public schools (compared to the MA state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Essex County, MA?
Essex County, MA public schools minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public schools average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

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