Pittsfield school information

IndexPittsfieldMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores51%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools131,16779,221
Total private schools550824,874
Total post-secondary schools21937,963
The Pittsfield, MA educational system consists of 13 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Pittsfield public schools have average test scores of 51% which is 20% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 4% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pittsfield public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.2% have completed high school, 26.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Pittsfield are 4% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Pittsfield.
  • 86.5% of people in Pittsfield have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.2% of people in Pittsfield have completed high school.
  • 26.4% of people in Pittsfield have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pittsfield

IndexPittsfieldMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade86.5%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school85.2%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college58.2%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.7%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.4%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters10.2%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.6%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%2.6%1.3%

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Source: The Pittsfield, 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.