Massachusetts
Public School Ratings






Massachusetts Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Massachusetts School Districts by City
Number Of Students 951,631
Number Of Massachusetts Schools 1,852
Number Of Massachusetts School Districts 408
Spending Per Student $19,460

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 55.9841699756941
4th Grade 51.8486400199964
5th Grade 51.9156768110667
6th Grade 52.679615124825
7th Grade 47.7262766299897
8th Grade 50.8287116919799
10th Grade 59.7801312850304

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.0973846490616
4th Grade 49.557033948373
5th Grade 48.0788657894411
6th Grade 50.8573548554482
7th Grade 46.80366760636
8th Grade 45.642829317907
10th Grade 57.3137477908238

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 61.3% 49.7%
Black 9.5% 15.9%
Hispanic 21.5% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 7.4% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 0.0% 47.6%
English Language Learners 10.0% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 18.6% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 12.88
AVG FOR NATION 16.03

Massachusetts Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,902,149 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 879 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.3% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 18.0% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 33.5% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 27.4% 26.0%
65 Or Older 15.8% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,601,914 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 9.4% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.4% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 42.9% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 21.5% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.8% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.0% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 14.7% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 13.2% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.0% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 9.9% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,120 $9,630,960,585 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,250 $1,189,576,244 6.4%
Staff $963 $916,282,080 4.9%
General Administration $192 $182,442,258 1.0%
School Administration $711 $676,656,822 3.7%
Operation $1,383 $1,315,824,526 7.1%
Transportation $810 $770,571,220 4.2%
Other $422 $401,747,463 2.2%
Total Support $5,730 $5,453,029,477 29.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,609 $3,434,418,106 18.5%
Total Expenditures $19,460 $18,518,282,808 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%