Lynnfield is an upscale town north of Boston first settled in 1638, with a current population of about 12,000. In terms of area the town comprises about 10.5 square miles, and is situated between Reading, North Reading, Saugus and West Peabody.

In 2005, Lynnfield High School was named a Blue Ribbon School by the Department of Education. The school system consistently has one of the highest standardized test scores of the state. In Boston Magazine’s 2012 rankings of public high schools, Lynnfield High School was ranked 28th in the state.