Cambridge school information

IndexCambridgeMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores66%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio10:114:116:1
Total public schools171,16779,221
Total private schools1350824,874
Total post-secondary schools141937,963
The Cambridge, MA educational system consists of 17 public schools, 13 private schools and 14 post-secondary schools. Cambridge public schools have average test scores of 66% which is 3% higher than than the Massachusetts average and 34% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Cambridge public schools is 10:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 93.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.7% have completed high school, 74.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 19.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Cambridge are 34% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 17 public schools in Cambridge.
  • 93.4% of people in Cambridge have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.7% of people in Cambridge have completed high school.
  • 74.9% of people in Cambridge have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Cambridge

IndexCambridgeMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade93.4%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school92.7%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college84.8%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree77.2%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors74.9%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters46.2%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree19.7%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate12.7%2.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lynnfield, MA12,48989%80%
Dover, MA2,45389%80%
Belmont, MA25,55588%79%
Winchester, MA22,49188%78%
Lexington, MA32,93688%78%
Cambridge, MA108,75766%34%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Antioch, CA108,67525%50%
Murrieta, CA108,58350%1%
Temecula, CA108,96554%10%
High Point, NC108,98236%27%
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Cambridge, MA108,75766%34%
Source: The Cambridge, MA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.