Nantucket school information

IndexNantucketMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores61%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio10:114:116:1
Total public schools31,16779,221
Total private schools150824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1937,963
The Nantucket, MA educational system consists of 3 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Nantucket public schools have average test scores of 61% which is 5% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 24% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Nantucket public schools is 10:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.9% have completed high school, 37.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Nantucket are 24% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Nantucket.
  • 91.1% of people in Nantucket have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.9% of people in Nantucket have completed high school.
  • 37.9% of people in Nantucket have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Nantucket

IndexNantucketMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade91.1%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school90.9%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college65.9%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree44.9%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors37.9%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters16.7%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.3%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%2.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Nantucket, MA7,83061%24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Olivette, MO7,83085%72%
Ruidoso, NM7,83319%61%
Webster City, IA7,82580%62%
Spanish Fort, AL7,82558%18%
Maryville, IL7,83745%10%
Nantucket, MA7,83061%24%
Source: The Nantucket, 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.