Boston school information

IndexBostonMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores51%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools681,16779,235
Total private schools2250824,875
Total post-secondary schools531937,965

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  • The average school test scores in Boston are 3% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 68 public schools in Boston.
  • 83.6% of people in Boston have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.1% of people in Boston have completed high school.
  • 44.6% of people in Boston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Boston

IndexBostonMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade83.6%87.8%83.8%
Completed high school82.1%86.6%82.4%
Completed some college62.9%64.0%58.4%
Completed associate degree49.1%47.7%37.2%
Completed bachelors44.6%40.0%29.3%
Completed masters20.1%17.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree7.0%5.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.8%2.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Boston (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lynnfield, MA12,05889%80%
Dover, MA2,24989%80%
Belmont, MA25,17388%79%
Winchester, MA21,86388%78%
Lexington, MA32,30688%78%
Boston, MA639,59451%3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Seattle, WA637,85057%16%
Denver, CO633,77729%42%
Washington, DC633,73623%53%
Nashville, TN624,26143%12%
Memphis, TN656,71537%25%
Boston, MA639,59451%3%
Source: The Boston, MA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.