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Overview

Public Schools Overview Massachusetts School Districts by City
Number Of Students 953,868
Number Of Massachusetts Schools 1,879
Number Of Massachusetts School Districts 402
Spending Per Student $16,040

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 58.4868213282615
4th Grade 56.4043801182415
5th Grade 66.3657031668345
6th Grade 67.6600660863074
7th Grade 68.670296171141
8th Grade 76.2340593420191
10th Grade 90.2694242283845

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 69.2967003560608
4th Grade 51.1536386169866
5th Grade 60.4361465589239
6th Grade 59.1821918259361
7th Grade 51.3815605975273
8th Grade 55.1609699363814
10th Grade 77.1213835731998

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 65.0% 50.9%
Black 8.6% 15.6%
Hispanic 17.0% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.1% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 38.2% 50.9%
English Language Learners 7.4% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 17.5% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.56
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

Massachusetts Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,794,422 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 865 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.5% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 18.7% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 33.5% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 27.8% 26.4%
65 Or Older 14.4% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,549,721 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.9% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.8% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 40.5% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 16.4% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 16.8% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.7% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 15.8% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.5% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.4% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 11.3% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,978 $7,609,668,000 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,011 $964,201,000 6.3%
Staff $808 $770,790,000 5.0%
General Administration $198 $188,694,000 1.2%
School Administration $633 $604,140,000 3.9%
Operation $1,316 $1,255,328,000 8.2%
Transportation $651 $620,753,000 4.1%
Other $381 $363,447,000 2.4%
Total Support $4,998 $4,767,353,000 31.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,065 $2,923,141,000 19.1%
Total Expenditures $16,040 $15,300,162,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%