Wellesley school information

IndexWellesleyMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores84%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools91,16779,221
Total private schools650824,874
Total post-secondary schools21937,963
The Wellesley, MA educational system consists of 9 public schools, 6 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Wellesley public schools have average test scores of 84% which is 31% higher than than the Massachusetts average and 71% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Wellesley public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 98.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 97.8% have completed high school, 83.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 20.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Wellesley are 71% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Wellesley.
  • 98.2% of people in Wellesley have completed 8th grade.
  • 97.8% of people in Wellesley have completed high school.
  • 83.8% of people in Wellesley have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Wellesley

IndexWellesleyMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade98.2%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school97.8%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college92.6%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree86.9%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors83.8%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters50.1%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree20.3%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate9.2%2.6%1.3%

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Source: The Wellesley, 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.