Lexington school information

IndexLexingtonMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores88%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools101,16779,221
Total private schools850824,874
Total post-secondary schools21937,963
The Lexington, MA educational system consists of 10 public schools, 8 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Lexington public schools have average test scores of 88% which is 36% higher than than the Massachusetts average and 78% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lexington public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 97.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 96.8% have completed high school, 79.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 20.9% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Lexington are 78% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Lexington.
  • 97.1% of people in Lexington have completed 8th grade.
  • 96.8% of people in Lexington have completed high school.
  • 79.6% of people in Lexington have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lexington

IndexLexingtonMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade97.1%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school96.8%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college90.2%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree83.5%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors79.6%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters52.4%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree20.9%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate13.1%2.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Lexington (high school & post-secondary)

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Lynnfield, MA12,48989%80%
Dover, MA2,45389%80%
Belmont, MA25,55588%79%
Winchester, MA22,49188%78%
Wellesley, MA28,90984%71%
Lexington, MA32,93688%78%

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Source: The Lexington, MA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.