Waltham school information

Average Test Scores57%63%68%
Student/Teacher ratio11:114:116:1
Total public schools121,16779,235
Total private schools450824,875
Total post-secondary schools41937,965

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  • The average school test scores in Waltham are 16% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Waltham.
  • 89.0% of people in Waltham have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.7% of people in Waltham have completed high school.
  • 48.4% of people in Waltham have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Waltham

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  • Douglas Macarthur Elementary School494 Lincoln StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 336 · Ratio: 12:159
  • Henry Whittemore Elementary School30 Parmenter RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 321 · Ratio: 12:136
  • James Fitzgerald Elementary School140 Beal RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 43 · Ratio: 14:162
  • John F Kennedy Middle655 Lexington StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 523 · Ratio: 10:160
  • John W. Mcdevitt Middle School75 Church StreetGrades: 06 - 08Students: 516 · Ratio: 10:156
  • Northeast Elementary School70 Putney LaneGrades: PK - 05Students: 472 · Ratio: 13:146
  • Thomas R Plympton Elementary School20 Farnsworth StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 384 · Ratio: 13:163
  • Waltham Sr High617 Lexington StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,375 · Ratio: 11:179
  • William F. Stanley Elementary School250 South StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 439 · Ratio: 12:154

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Education level achieved in Waltham

Completed 8th grade89.0%87.8%83.8%
Completed high school87.7%86.6%82.4%
Completed some college65.6%64.0%58.4%
Completed associate degree53.7%47.7%37.2%
Completed bachelors48.4%40.0%29.3%
Completed masters20.6%17.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree5.7%5.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate3.0%2.4%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Dover, MA2,24988%29%
Lexington, MA32,30686%27%
Hopkinton, MA2,50986%26%
Lynnfield, MA12,05886%26%
Belmont, MA25,17385%25%
Waltham, MA61,90857%16%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Daytona Beach, FL61,91339%42%
Utica, NY61,85250%27%
Coon Rapids, MN61,80955%19%
Bethesda, MD62,02495%39%
Santa Cruz, CA62,04557%16%
Waltham, MA61,90857%16%
Source: The Waltham, 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.