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

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Massachusetts School Districts by City
Number Of Students 964,514
Number Of Massachusetts Schools 1,854
Number Of Massachusetts School Districts 408
Spending Per Student $18,302

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 51.7323694084081
4th Grade 52.9069119205424
5th Grade 53.6775396758418
6th Grade 50.1595229603751
7th Grade 44.7222855118433
8th Grade 49.9301576506476
10th Grade 89.2015890698208

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.5762251975476
4th Grade 47.6490383916013
5th Grade 45.2964939125954
6th Grade 46.5516077065683
7th Grade 45.2213084898506
8th Grade 48.3900637890873
10th Grade 75.9358299749899

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 63.6% 50.6%
Black 9.2% 16.0%
Hispanic 19.9% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.9% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 0.0% 48.4%
English Language Learners 9.0% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 17.6% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.32
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Massachusetts Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,859,819 325,719,178
Population Density (per sq. mile) 874 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.3% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 18.1% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 33.5% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 27.6% 26.1%
65 Or Older 15.5% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,585,715 117,430,281
Single Parent Households With Children 9.6% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.3% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 42.1% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 19.8% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.5% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.3% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 15.1% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 13.6% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.4% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 10.4% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,603 $9,262,131,085 52.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,165 $1,123,883,704 6.4%
Staff $898 $866,051,010 4.9%
General Administration $180 $173,649,453 1.0%
School Administration $685 $660,644,618 3.7%
Operation $1,332 $1,284,503,680 7.3%
Transportation $752 $725,726,700 4.1%
Other $398 $383,422,541 2.2%
Total Support $5,410 $5,217,905,924 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,290 $3,172,830,083 18.0%
Total Expenditures $18,302 $17,652,805,525 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%