Newton boasts the state’s most expensive high school, but it isn’t the only community that prides itself on public education. For academics and extracurricular opportunities, Boston magazine says Weston has the best high school in Greater Boston, while US News & World Report ranks Hopkinton High as the third best in Massachusetts.
Dover’s average teaching salary last year was the state’s highest, at $92,765, with the Sherborn, Concord-Carlisle, Newton, and Northborough-Southborough districts close behind, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
And what about sports? If your student is apt to be on the field as much as in the classroom, the Lincoln-Sudbury, Newton North, Acton-Boxborough, or Concord-Carlisle districts may be a good fit, with the most state championships in the area since 2010, according to data from the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.