Best Public Schools in Brighton, MA


The city of Brighton, Massachusetts is home to 7 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 3 high schools, and no middle schools or alternative schools. These schools are part of the Boston School District, which is ranked 311 out of 356 districts in Massachusetts and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Among the standout schools in Brighton is the Winship Elementary School, which significantly outperforms the district and state averages on MCAS tests, with 52-69% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 41-52% proficient or better in Mathematics. The Lyon K-8 School also stands out, with the lowest student-teacher ratio (5.9) among all elementary schools in the Boston district, indicating a strong focus on individualized attention. Additionally, the Lyon High School has the 3rd best student-teacher ratio (7.0) among high schools in the Boston district, suggesting a potential strength in personalized instruction.

The schools in Brighton serve a diverse student population, with Hispanic students making up the largest racial group (35-58% across schools). However, the schools generally underperform compared to state averages on MCAS tests, with proficiency rates ranging from 8-69% in English Language Arts and 3-58% in Mathematics. The Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School, despite having the lowest spending per student, performs better than the district average on some MCAS tests, suggesting the potential for charter schools to provide innovative and effective educational approaches in the area.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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