Wakefield school information

IndexWakefieldMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores68%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools91,16779,221
Total private schools550824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1937,963
The Wakefield, MA educational system consists of 9 public schools, 5 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Wakefield public schools have average test scores of 68% which is 6% higher than than the Massachusetts average and 38% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Wakefield public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.2% have completed high school, 49.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Wakefield are 38% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Wakefield.
  • 92.0% of people in Wakefield have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.2% of people in Wakefield have completed high school.
  • 49.5% of people in Wakefield have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Wakefield

IndexWakefieldMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade92.0%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school91.2%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college69.4%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree57.2%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors49.5%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters18.7%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.2%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.1%2.6%1.3%

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

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Source: The Wakefield, 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.