The Wellesley Public School System is undeniably one of the best public school systems in the country. In fact, Forbes Magazine rated Wellesley the #2 Most Educated Small Town in America. See the link below.
The residents of the town are well educated themselves and value education above almost all other town services. You have to take your trash to the Disposal and Recycling Center, no municipal trash pick up. The trade off is a population that consistently votes to fund the schools, with overrides if necessary. A special election this past December, in the midst of horrible economic headlines, resulted in the funding for a new high school. I am including a link to an excellent article. In addition, I will mention that both of my daughters have received excellent education in the public schools and I am proud to say that thanks to Wellesley, my youngest will graduate from Harvard in June.