Top 20 Public Schools in the Boston Area

by Kerri Ann Panchuk


Earlier this week, Boston Agent reported that two Boston area suburban public school systems are ranked among the top 100 public school systems in the nation. The study, which was courtesy of ranking/review website Niche, featured Lexington and Weston, which both ranked highly on Niche’s 2015 list; Lexington was ranked No. 40, and Weston was ranked No. 79.

Boston Agent examined Niche’s analysis more closely, and collected below the study’s top 20 Boston areas with the best public schools:

  1. Lexington
  2. Weston
  3. Brookline
  4. Westwood
  5. Sherborn
  6. Dover
  7. Cochituate
  8. Wayland
  9. Westford
  10. Wellesley
  11. Sharon
  12. Belmont
  13. Boxborough
  14. Hopkinton
  15. Devens
  16. Harvard
  17. Westborough
  18. Hingham
  19. Essex
  20. Manchester-By-The-Sea

Schools remain one of the top priorities consumers value when searching for a home. This year, NAR’s Generational Survey listed the quality of local schools as one of the key things homebuyers consider when looking for a home. Similarly, when looking back on previous home buying in 2014 , 14 percent of homeowners regretted not researching local schools more thoroughly.

In the Boston area, many buyers are willing to pay top-dollar for a home in a top-tier school district. In 2013, a survey by Redfin discovered that the median price for a home in a top-tier school district in the approximately $500,000. That was much higher than the median price of a home in an average school district, which was $380,000.

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  • Kathi Pittore says:

    As I reside in Medfield, I have always considered our school system as
    being highly rated. I believe that several years ago it surpassed Westwood, as many of my fellow realtors called me out on this. What
    happened to the good standing Medfield had so recently? Thank You.

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