Lexington High

Public 9-12

 251 Waltham Street
       Lexington, MA  02421


(781) 861-2320

District: Lexington

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 347 Massachusetts High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,852 Help


Feeder schools for Lexington High:

Elementary:    Bowman
    Bridge
    Fiske
    Harrington
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Middle:    Jonas Clarke Middle
    Wm Diamond Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  12.2 Help
Number of students:  2,303

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
45.5%
White:
39.5%
Two or more races:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.8% Help


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Compare Details Lexington High ranks better than 99.4% of high schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.03. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lexington High is $18,852.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lexington High:

SchoolDigger ranks Lexington High 2nd of 347 Massachusetts public high schools. (See Lexington High in the ranking list.)

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Lexington:

SchoolDigger ranks Lexington 6th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Lexington High

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Rank History for all students at Lexington High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 87.57 32nd 304 89.5%
2004 86.31 37th 307 87.9%
2005 89.02 18th 311 94.2%
2006 88.54 16th 314 94.9%
2007 88.94 12th 316 96.2%
2008 90.15 12th 319 96.2%
2009 88.10 10th 322 96.9%
2010 87.04 13th 335 96.1%
2011 87.90 9th 340 97.4%
2012 84.72 12th 340 96.5%
2013 82.69 13th 344 96.2%
2014 84.50 8th 347 97.7%
2015 85.62 6th 354 98.3%
2016 84.41 9th 351 97.4%
2017 83.50 13th 348 96.3%
2018 84.28 13th 345 96.2%
2019 91.86 2nd 351 99.4%
2022 95.75 3rd 342 99.1%
2023 97.03 2nd 347 99.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lexington High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.85 9th 55 83.6%
2019 89.37 5th 58 91.4%
2022 81.14 19th 78 75.6%
2023 93.41 3rd 82 96.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Lexington High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 100.00 1st 77 98.7%
2023 100.00 1st 84 98.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lexington High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.94 15th 344 95.6%
2019 97.58 3rd 348 99.1%
2022 98.19 6th 339 98.2%
2023 99.74 3rd 301 99.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lexington High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.19 27th 330 91.8%
2019 93.56 9th 330 97.3%
2022 95.67 11th 332 96.7%
2023 99.21 3rd 338 99.1%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Lexington High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.58 14th 339 95.9%
2019 90.96 3rd 342 99.1%
2022 93.48 12th 340 96.5%
2023 96.85 3rd 339 99.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Lexington High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.85 11th 299 96.3%
2019 99.46 3rd 299 99.0%
2022 99.53 3rd 295 99.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Lexington High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.28 6th 343 98.3%
2019 92.69 4th 346 98.8%
2022 96.75 2nd 339 99.4%
2023 96.67 4th 343 98.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lexington High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.99 14th 91 84.6%
2019 81.80 11th 97 88.7%
2022 82.06 11th 93 88.2%
2023 81.39 11th 96 88.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Lexington High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.46 25th 134 81.3%
2019 86.66 11th 137 92.0%
2022 75.87 23rd 133 82.7%
2023 73.73 29th 142 79.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lexington High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.36 8th 193 95.9%
2019 96.29 6th 206 97.1%
2022 94.65 13th 217 94.0%
2023 98.37 4th 241 98.3%
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Rank History for White students at Lexington High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.90 8th 303 97.4%
2019 92.20 5th 302 98.3%
2022 95.59 4th 300 98.7%
2023 96.41 3rd 301 99.0%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Lexington High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1356 100 111 8 1 n/a n/a 0 1576
1989 1196 85 134 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1425
1990 1070 82 9 144 1 n/a n/a 0 1306
1991 1046 8 2 143 96 n/a n/a 0 1295
1992 1037 93 152 11 1 n/a n/a -1 1293
1993 1048 91 170 10 3 n/a n/a 0 1322
1994 1106 93 181 14 2 n/a n/a 0 1396
1995 1099 104 206 16 9 n/a n/a 0 1434
1996 1099 104 206 16 9 n/a n/a 0 1434
1997 1109 114 198 14 3 n/a n/a 0 1438
1998 1124 107 227 11 5 n/a n/a 0 1474
1999 1186 113 232 9 3 n/a n/a 0 1543
2000 1233 108 241 13 4 n/a n/a 0 1599
2001 1290 90 261 14 4 n/a n/a 0 1659
2002 1368 80 290 23 2 n/a n/a 0 1763
2003 1368 80 290 23 2 n/a n/a 0 1763
2004 1397 74 330 27 0 n/a n/a 0 1828
2005 1462 71 343 37 2 n/a n/a 0 1915
2006 1468 77 336 92 2 n/a n/a 0 1975
2007 1454 74 346 66 2 n/a n/a 13 1955
2008 1445 79 359 74 2 n/a n/a 36 1995
2009 1376 97 394 70 1 0 50 0 1988
2010 1259 100 471 67 1 0 57 0 1955
2011 1242 90 515 70 2 0 64 0 1983
2012 1199 93 529 72 3 0 55 0 1951
2013 1170 93 581 78 3 1 65 0 1991
2014 1168 86 598 75 4 1 70 0 2002
2015 1180 95 649 86 3 0 80 0 2093
2016 1191 79 717 77 0 0 90 0 2154
2017 1145 77 792 79 0 0 92 0 2185
2018 1141 76 802 80 2 0 111 0 2212
2019 1113 84 860 83 3 0 119 1 2263
2020 1044 77 933 89 2 0 128 2 2275
2021 1000 86 927 102 2 0 142 2 2261
2022 949 88 981 100 0 0 149 6 2273
2023 909 86 1047 100 1 1 152 7 2303

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Lexington High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1576 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1425 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1306 n/a n/a n/a
1991 1295 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1293 n/a n/a n/a
1993 1322 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 1396 n/a n/a n/a
1995 1434 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 1434 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 1438 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1474 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1543 n/a 0.0 3.9
2000 1599 n/a 0.0 2.9
2001 1659 n/a 0.0 1.9
2002 1763 n/a n/a 2.4
2003 1763 n/a n/a 2.4
2004 1828 146.0 12.5 2.4
2005 1915 162.5 11.8 2.5
2006 1975 161.6 12.2 3.6
2007 1955 148.0 13.2 1.7
2008 1995 154.6 12.9 4.2
2009 1988 155.1 12.8 4.1
2010 1955 157.1 12.4 5
2011 1983 156.3 12.6 5.7
2012 1951 156.7 12.4 6.8
2013 1991 155.2 12.8 7.2
2014 2002 158.4 12.6 7.8
2015 2093 162.0 12.9 7.8
2016 2154 171.0 12.5 n/a
2017 2185 173.0 12.6 n/a
2018 2212 170.8 12.9 n/a
2019 2263 177.2 12.7 n/a
2020 2275 179.0 12.7 n/a
2021 2261 180.1 12.5 n/a
2022 2273 184.4 12.3 n/a
2023 2303 188.0 12.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Lexington High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1576 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1425 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1306 n/a n/a n/a
1991 1295 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1293 n/a n/a n/a
1993 1322 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 1396 n/a n/a n/a
1995 1434 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 1434 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 1438 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1474 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1543 n/a 0.0 3.9
2000 1599 n/a 0.0 2.9
2001 1659 n/a 0.0 1.9
2002 1763 n/a n/a 2.4
2003 1763 n/a n/a 2.4
2004 1828 146.0 12.5 2.4
2005 1915 162.5 11.8 2.5
2006 1975 161.6 12.2 3.6
2007 1955 148.0 13.2 1.7
2008 1995 154.6 12.9 4.2
2009 1988 155.1 12.8 4.1
2010 1955 157.1 12.4 5
2011 1983 156.3 12.6 5.7
2012 1951 156.7 12.4 6.8
2013 1991 155.2 12.8 7.2
2014 2002 158.4 12.6 7.8
2015 2093 162.0 12.9 7.8
2016 2154 171.0 12.5 n/a
2017 2185 173.0 12.6 n/a
2018 2212 170.8 12.9 n/a
2019 2263 177.2 12.7 n/a
2020 2275 179.0 12.7 n/a
2021 2261 180.1 12.5 n/a
2022 2273 184.4 12.3 n/a
2023 2303 188.0 12.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Lexington High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $38 (0.2%) $16,526 (99.8%) $16,565
2020 $42 (0.2%) $17,404 (99.8%) $17,446
2021 $287 (1.5%) $18,564 (98.5%) $18,852

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Lexington High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2nd of 351 High schoolsRanks 2nd of 347 High schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Lexington High)9291.2
 0.8%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)9090.5
 0.4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)6158.2
 2.8%
10th Grade Mathematics (Lexington High)9694
 2%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Lexington)9592.5
 2.5%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5849.7
 8.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students22632303
 1.8%
African American8486
 2.4%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian8601047
 21.7%
Hispanic83100
 20.5%
Pacific Islander01
White1113909
 18.3%
Two or More Races119152
 27.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lexington High

Yes! Lexington High is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 2nd of 347 Massachusetts high schools.

Lexington High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Bowman
Elementary : Bridge
Elementary : Fiske
Elementary : Harrington
Elementary : Joseph Estabrook
Elementary : Maria Hastings
Middle : Jonas Clarke Middle
Middle : Wm Diamond Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,303 students attended Lexington High.

Students at Lexington High are 45% Asian, 39% White, 7% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic, 4% African American.


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