Finding the best public schools in Boston and Greater Boston is no easy task. Even more challenging is finding the right Massachusetts’s home in the best possible neighborhood with the highest quality of public and/or private education.





According to the 2016 Education Week, Massachusetts is ranked number 1 in the nation for best public schools.

Education Week’s grading framework incorporates three components: Chance for Success, K-12 Achievement, and School Finances. According to Sterling Lloyd, senior research associate at the Education Week Research Center, the new index looks at a range of factors to assess education’s impact from “cradle to career.”


2016’s 45 Best Boston Metro Public School District Rankings from NICHE

  1. Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, MA
  2. Dover-Sherborn Regional School District, Sherborn Town, MA
  3. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District,Acton Town, MA
  4. Brookline Public Schools, Brookline, MA
  5. Wellesley Public Schools, Wellesley, MA
  6. Weston Public Schools, Weston Town, MA
  7. Westwood Public Schools, Westwood Town, MA
  8. Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA
  9. Belmont Public Schools, Belmont, MA
  10. Westford Public Schools, Westford Town, MA
  11. Wayland Public Schools, Wayland Town, MA
  12. Hopkinton Public Schools, Hopkinton Town, MA
  13. Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge, MA
  14. Sharon Public Schools Sharon Town, MA
  15. Bedford Public Schools,Bedford Town, MA
  16. Duxbury Public Schools, Duxbury Town, MA
  17. Hingham Public Schools, Hingham Town, MA
  18. Medfield Public Schools, Medfield Town, MA
  19. Natick Public Schools, Natick Town, MA
  20. Lynnfield Public Schools, Lynnfield, MA
  21. Manchester Essex Regional School District, Manchester-by-the-Sea Town, MA
  22. Needham Public Schools, Needham, MA
  23. Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District. Hamilton Town, MA
  24. Marblehead Public Schools, Marblehead, MA
  25. Masconomet Public Schools, Boxford Town, MA
  26. Milton Public Schools, Milton, MA
  27. Burlington Public Schools, Burlington, MA
  28. Cohasset Public Schools, Cohasset Town, MA
  29. Reading Public Schools, Reading, MA
  30. Braintree Public Schools, Braintree Town, MA
  31. Andover Public Schools, Andover Town, MA
  32. Franklin Public Schools, Franklin Town, MA
  33. Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, Groton Town, MA
  34. North Andover Public Schools, North Andover Town, MA
  35. Foxborough Public Schools, Foxborough Town, MA
  36. Winchester Public Schools, Winchester, MA
  37. Norwell Public Schools, Norwell Town, MA
  38. Scituate Public Schools, Scituate Town, MA
  39. Newburyport Public Schools, Newburyport, MA
  40. Holliston Public Schools, Holliston Town, MA
  41. Littleton Public Schools, Littleton Town, MA
  42. Medway Public Schools, Medway Town, MA
  43. Canton Public Schools, Canton Town, MA
  44. Beverly Public Schools, Beverly, MA
  45. Ashland Public Schools, Ashland Town, MA
  46. Old Rochester Public Schools, Rochester Town, MA
  47. Chelmsford Public Schools, Chelmsford Town, MA
  48. Marlborough Public Schools,Marlborough, MA
  49. Silver Lake Public Schools, Kingston Town, MA
  50. Malden Public Schools, Malden, MA

2016’s Best Massachusetts Public School High School Rankings from NICHE

Explore the best public high schools in your area based on statistics, student and parent reviews, and expert insights. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, student and parent reviews, and more.

Rankings in Boston and Greater Boston (other areas excluded)

  1. Lexington High School
  2. Brookline High School
  3. Boston Latin School
  4. Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
  5. Weston High School
  6. Belmont High School
  7. Newton North High School
  8. Newton South High School
  9. Needham High School
  10. Milton High School
  11. Braintree High School
  12. Winchester High School
  13. Lyon High School
  14. Malden High School
  15. Somerville High School
  16. Quincy High School
  17. Pioneer Charter School of Science, Everett, MA
  18. Boston Arts Academy
For the complete Massachusetts list visit:

https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-high-schools…


2016 Best Massachusetts Private School Rankings from NICHE

Explore the best public high schools in your area based on statistics, student and parent reviews, and expert insights. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, student and parent reviews, and more.

  1. Milton Academy, Milton, MA
  2. Middlesex School, Concord Town, MA
  3. Noble & Greenough School, Dedham, MA
  4. Winsor School, Boston, MA
  5. Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA
  6. Commonwealth School, Boston, MA
  7. Boston University Academy, Boston, MA
  8. James F. Farr Academy, Cambridge, MA
  9. The Roxbury Latin School, Boston, MA
  10. Brooks School, North Andover Town, MA
  11. Concord Academy, Concord Town, MA
  12. Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA
  13. Boston Trinity Academy, Boston, MA
  14. British School of Boston, Boston, MA
  15. Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School, Waltham, MA
  16. The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston Town, MA
  17. Bancroft School, Worcester, MA
  18. Beaver Country Day, Newton, MA
  19. Lexington Christian Academy, Lexington, MA
  20. International School of Boston, Cambridge, MA
  21. Walnut Hill School for Arts, Natick, MA
  22. St. Sebastian’s School, Needham, MA
  23. Gann Academy, Waltham, MA
  24. The Newman School, Boston, MA
  25. Maimonides School, Brookline, MA
  26. Brimmer & May School, Newton, MA
  27. Dexter School, Brookine, MA
  28. Matignon High School, Cambridge, MA
  29. Boston College High School, Boston, MA
For the complete Massachusetts list visit:

https://k12.niche.com/rankings/private-high-school…