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  • Best public high schools in Boston, MA
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    Best public high schools in Boston, MA

    Amongst the biggest crossroads parents will ever encounter is where to send their kids to receive an education—whether that be kindergarten, elementary school, or even as far in their development as college. There are tons of different factors to consider when picking a high school, and they all vary between schools. Not to mention, one’s adolescence is a period in their life responsible for some of the most significant physical, cognitive, and social changes they’ll ever experience.

    As such, it is important to consider not only the quality of education a child might receive at each respective school, but also the quality of the people and experiences at their disposal. While many parents consider investing in private school for their children in the hopes that their financial contribution to their child’s education will offer them a leg up on the competition, studies show that public schools may attract better teachers, offer more commitment to students, and ultimately expose children to more diverse people and experiences.

    In an attempt to make this stressful decision a little easier on parents, Stacker data from Niche in order to compile a ranking of the 20 best public schools in Boston. The schools are ranked according to a collection of key factors such as student-to-teacher ratio, quality of students, quality of teachers, and degree of diversity.

    Read on to learn which school may be the best place to send your future superstar.

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  • #20. Dover-Sherborn Regional High School
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    #20. Dover-Sherborn Regional High School

    - Location: Dover-Sherborn Regional School District, MA
    - Student population: 662; Student-teacher ratio: 12:1
    - Reading proficiency: 95%; Math proficiency: 95%
    - Average graduation rate: 95%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A-

  • #19. Hopkinton High School
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    #19. Hopkinton High School

    - Location: Hopkinton Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 1,109; Student-teacher ratio: 14:1
    - Reading proficiency: 99%; Math proficiency: 97%
    - Average graduation rate: 98%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A-

  • #18. Westwood High School
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    #18. Westwood High School

    - Location: Westwood Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 975; Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
    - Reading proficiency: 99%; Math proficiency: 96%
    - Average graduation rate: 97%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A-

  • #17. Bedford High School
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    #17. Bedford High School

    - Location: Bedford Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 887; Student-teacher ratio: 11:1
    - Reading proficiency: 99%; Math proficiency: 90%
    - Average graduation rate: 98%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A

  • #16. Concord Carlisle High School
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    #16. Concord Carlisle High School

    - Location: Concord, MA
    - Student population: 1,289; Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
    - Reading proficiency: 99%; Math proficiency: 95%
    - Average graduation rate: 99%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A

  • #15. Needham High School
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    #15. Needham High School

    - Location: Needham Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 1,663; Student-teacher ratio: 14:1
    - Reading proficiency: 99%; Math proficiency: 96%
    - Average graduation rate: 99%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A

  • #14. Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
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    #14. Cambridge Rindge & Latin School

    - Location: Cambridge Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 1,862; Student-teacher ratio: 11:1
    - Reading proficiency: 89%; Math proficiency: 85%
    - Average graduation rate: 94%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A
    - Clubs and activities grade: A+

  • #13. Wayland High School
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    #13. Wayland High School

    - Location: Wayland Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 838; Student-teacher ratio: 12:1
    - Reading proficiency: 95%; Math proficiency: 95%
    - Average graduation rate: 99%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: B+

  • #12. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
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    #12. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

    - Location: Sudbury, MA
    - Student population: 1,600; Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
    - Reading proficiency: 99%; Math proficiency: 96%
    - Average graduation rate: 98%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A

  • #11. Westford Academy
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    #11. Westford Academy

    - Location: Westford Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 1,679; Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
    - Reading proficiency: 99%; Math proficiency: 97%
    - Average graduation rate: 97%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A+

  • #10. Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
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    #10. Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

    - Location: Acton-Boxborough Regional School District, MA
    - Student population: 1,902; Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
    - Reading proficiency: 98%; Math proficiency: 96%
    - Average graduation rate: 98%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A

  • #9. Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School
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    #9. Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School

    - Location: Marlborough, MA
    - Student population: 989; Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
    - Reading proficiency: 93%; Math proficiency: 85%
    - Average graduation rate: 95%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: C+

  • #8. Weston High School
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    #8. Weston High School

    - Location: Weston Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 726; Student-teacher ratio: 10:1
    - Reading proficiency: 95%; Math proficiency: 95%
    - Average graduation rate: 95%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A-

  • #7. Belmont High School
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    #7. Belmont High School

    - Location: Belmont Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 1,245; Student-teacher ratio: 17:1
    - Reading proficiency: 98%; Math proficiency: 97%
    - Average graduation rate: 97%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: B+

  • #6. Brookline High School
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    #6. Brookline High School

    - Location: Public Schools of Brookline, MA
    - Student population: 1,944; Student-teacher ratio: 12:1
    - Reading proficiency: 98%; Math proficiency: 93%
    - Average graduation rate: 93%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A

  • #5. Newton South High School
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    #5. Newton South High School

    - Location: Newton Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 1,799; Student-teacher ratio: 12:1
    - Reading proficiency: 97%; Math proficiency: 96%
    - Average graduation rate: 97%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A

  • #4. Boston Latin School
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    #4. Boston Latin School

    - Location: Boston Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 2,439; Student-teacher ratio: 22:1
    - Reading proficiency: 98%; Math proficiency: 93%
    - Average graduation rate: 99%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A

  • #3. Newton North High School
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    #3. Newton North High School

    - Location: Newton Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 2,057; Student-teacher ratio: 11:1
    - Reading proficiency: 97%; Math proficiency: 94%
    - Average graduation rate: 96%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A+

  • #2. Wellesley Senior High School
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    #2. Wellesley Senior High School

    - Location: Wellesley Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 1,513; Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
    - Reading proficiency: 99%; Math proficiency: 96%
    - Average graduation rate: 98%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A

  • #1. Lexington High School
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    #1. Lexington High School

    - Location: Lexington Public Schools, MA
    - Student population: 2,154; Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
    - Reading proficiency: 99%; Math proficiency: 99%
    - Average graduation rate: 99%
    - Overall Niche grade: A+
    - Academics grade: A+
    - Clubs and activities grade: A

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