In a recent study from Boston Magazine, 222 schools from Boston and its suburbs were ranked by criteria like teacher-student ratio, MCAS, AP and SAT scores, and expenditure per student. Brookline High School made the top 50 schools.
Coming in at number 15, Brookline High reportedly spends $17,090 per pupil on education, and offers them 40 sports and 80 clubs before sending 88 percent of them to college.
BHS was beaten by both of Newton's high schools: Newton North ranked 11, and Newton South, 9. The school does outrank Boston Latin at number 20 and Cambridge Rindge and Latin at number 35. The title of number one school in the area went to Weston High School.
The study was limited to the most recent data from each of the schools, officials, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the data was focused solely on schools serving communities within I-495.
Boston Magazine also Named the town One of 'Best Places to Live' last year, and a number of local businesses made the Best of Boston list this year and last.
Only a couple of weeks ago, Brookline was ranked number 3 nationally for people who are wealthy and single and number 31 of the best places to live by CNN Money--who factored education into the latter list.
For more information, see Boston Magazine's annual Boston’s Best Schools 2012 issue, available in print and online.