Hot off the Press! In January 2014, the Boston Globe named Lexington High School the top high school state-wide. That is no surprise. Lexington High is indisputably on par with the best private schools. With nearly 2,000 students, LHS is considered a mid sized public high school. Academically, it’s truly college prep; Harvard recently noted that LHS is its #5 feeder school; #1-4 were top private schools and/or magnet schools such as Boston Latin. But it’s not just the academics. Sports are popular and excellent – recent state championships in soccer and softball, with swimming, track, baseball and lacrosse also top programs. The theater and music departments are unparalleled. I love telling people that Lexington High theater productions are the cheapest source of top-notch entertainment around. Once you go you’ll be convinced that more than a few students on that stage could be Broadway bound. You’ll be right.
If your child is not a top scholar or athlete, it’s not a problem. Classes are taught at all levels and there are so many clubs and activities that every student can find his or her place. With a minimum GPA, students are allowed off “campus” for lunch for their Junior and Senior Years.
Here is a common question I get: “My wife and I went to Harvard and Wellesley. Our children are bright but we don’t feel they’ll do well in a large high school with a super competitive environment.”
Because of the demand, Lexington schools will unfortunately not schedule a tour or even facilitate a visit until you’ve purchased a home (or have a rental contract in hand.) But I find that they do a lot to create a small environment. Despite its size, Lexington embraces new students. Students get excited to see new classmates. If your child transfers mid-year, they’ll be assigned a “buddy.” As a Junior, my daughter was assigned a buddy to take under her wing. She loved showing him and his Freshman little brother the town and helping them meet new friends. Students get assigned a homeroom teacher , which carries on throughout all four years. Students love this, and it’s another great way that transferees can quickly make lasting connections.
- Number of Students – 1,991
- Teacher/Student Ratio-12.8:1 (2012/2013)
- Principal – Laura Lasa
- Address: 251Waltham Street
- Main Office: 781-861-2320
- Website: http://lps.lexingtonma.org/lexingtonhs