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Massachusetts Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Massachusetts School Districts by City
Number Of Students 962,782
Number Of Massachusetts Schools 1,856
Number Of Massachusetts School Districts 405
Spending Per Student $17,698

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 47.3928825423492
4th Grade 48.1532575587906
5th Grade 48.0837793326014
6th Grade 49.5571313808198
7th Grade 48.9020710951781
8th Grade 48.0441150032959
10th Grade 89.7606272908238

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.15397900042
4th Grade 48.4869764837626
5th Grade 45.4572074074403
6th Grade 48.4334387489986
7th Grade 45.4997681775427
8th Grade 46.1437874116934
10th Grade 77.1983030427596

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 65.0% 51.5%
Black 9.0% 16.2%
Hispanic 19.1% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.6% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 0.0% 47.6%
English Language Learners 8.6% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 17.5% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.40
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Massachusetts Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,811,779 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 868 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.4% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 18.3% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 33.5% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.7% 26.2%
65 Or Older 15.1% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,558,889 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 9.7% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.1% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 41.2% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 18.1% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 17.2% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.5% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 15.5% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.1% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.8% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 10.9% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,159 $8,818,306,979 51.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,140 $1,097,507,989 6.4%
Staff $886 $853,407,473 5.0%
General Administration $197 $189,337,611 1.1%
School Administration $650 $625,696,705 3.7%
Operation $1,348 $1,298,064,239 7.6%
Transportation $693 $667,240,972 3.9%
Other $402 $387,463,457 2.3%
Total Support $5,316 $5,118,599,021 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,223 $3,102,703,649 18.2%
Total Expenditures $17,698 $17,039,709,040 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%