Lexington is a suburban town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was estimated at 33,727 in 2018. Settled in 1641 as a farming community, it is well known as the site of the first shots of the American Revolutionary War, in the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775. It is home to Minute Man National Historical Park.
As of 2010, Lexington has the second highest highest Asian population in Massachusetts, reflecting 25.4% of the population. 20% of Lexington residents were born outside of the United States. This racial diversity is largely reflected in the Lexington Public Schools, which has led the district to its well known academic excellence. According to U.S. News & World Report, Lexington High School is the fourth best in the state. Many who move to Lexington do so for the outstanding education opportunities in the town, thus creating a cycle of a rapidly growing Asian population and an increase in education academic rankings.
Main article: Lexington Public Schools (Massachusetts)
Lexington’s public education system includes six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Overall the Lexington school district is among the top ranked in the state and nationally.
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