Worcester school information

IndexWorcesterMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores44%63%68%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools531,16779,235
Total private schools2050824,875
Total post-secondary schools141937,965

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  • The average school test scores in Worcester are 36% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 53 public schools in Worcester.
  • 82.9% of people in Worcester have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.8% of people in Worcester have completed high school.
  • 30.1% of people in Worcester have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Worcester

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  • Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School10 New Bond StreetGrades: KG - 12Students: 1,426 · Ratio: 13:153
  • Belmont Street Community170 Belmont StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 488 · Ratio: 18:127
  • Burncoat Middle School135 Burncoat StreetGrades: 07 - 08Students: 58 · Ratio: 14:143
  • Burncoat Senior High179 Burncoat StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,072 · Ratio: 14:154
  • Burncoat Street526 Burncoat StreetGrades: KG - 06Students: 217 · Ratio: 13:129
  • Canterbury129 Canterbury StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 323 · Ratio: 16:120
  • Chandler Elementary Community114 Chandler StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 378 · Ratio: 16:123
  • Chandler Magnet525 Chandler StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 46 · Ratio: 14:117
  • City View80 Prospect StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 592 · Ratio: 17:124
  • Clark St Community280 Clark StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 405 · Ratio: 18:153
  • Columbus Park75 Lovell StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 404 · Ratio: 15:154
  • Doherty Memorial High299 Highland StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,327 · Ratio: 15:170
  • Elm Park Community23 North Ashland StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 497 · Ratio: 14:124
  • Flagg Street115 Flagg StreetGrades: KG - 06Students: 47 · Ratio: 19:169
  • Forest Grove Middle495 Grove StreetGrades: 07 - 08Students: 882 · Ratio: 16:151
  • Francis J Mcgrath Elementary493 Grove StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:141
  • Gates Lane1238 Main StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 701 · Ratio: 17:142
  • Goddard School/Science Technical14 Richards StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 586 · Ratio: 16:122
  • Grafton Street311 Grafton StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 394 · Ratio: 17:129
  • Head Start770 Main StreetGrades: PK - PKStudents: 701 · Ratio: 18:1n/a
  • Heard Street200 Heard StreetGrades: KG - 06Students: 271 · Ratio: 16:161
  • Jacob Hiatt Magnet772 Main StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 446 · Ratio: 17:155
  • Lake View133 Coburn AvenueGrades: KG - 06Students: 296 · Ratio: 17:153
  • Lincoln Street549 Lincoln StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 244 · Ratio: 17:128
  • Ma Academy For Math And Science School85 Prescott StreetGrades: 11 - 12Students: 96 · Ratio: 13:1n/a
  • May Street265 May StreetGrades: KG - 06Students: 303 · Ratio: 20:159
  • Midland Street18 Midland StreetGrades: KG - 06Students: 224 · Ratio: 18:159
  • Nelson Place35 Nelson PlGrades: PK - 06Students: 467 · Ratio: 19:177
  • Norrback Avenue44 Malden StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 61 · Ratio: 18:139
  • North High140 Harrington WayGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,149 · Ratio: 12:146
  • Quinsigamond14 Blackstone River Rd.Grades: PK - 06Students: 693 · Ratio: 18:135
  • Rice Square76 Massasoit RdGrades: KG - 06Students: 455 · Ratio: 18:131
  • Roosevelt1006 Grafton StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 706 · Ratio: 18:146
  • Seven Hills Charter School51 Gage StreetGrades: KG - 08Students: 664 · Ratio: 14:133
  • South High Community170 Apricot StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,297 · Ratio: 15:147
  • Spirit Of Knowledge Charter SchoolPo Box 20164Grades: 07 - 09Students: 135 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Sullivan Middle140 Apricot StreetGrades: 07 - 08Students: 794 · Ratio: 14:137
  • Tatnuck1083 Pleasant StreetGrades: KG - 06Students: 417 · Ratio: 17:160
  • Thorndyke Road30 Thorndyke RdGrades: KG - 06Students: 322 · Ratio: 20:153
  • Union Hill School1 Chapin StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 344 · Ratio: 16:123
  • University Pk Campus School12 Freeland StreetGrades: 07 - 12Students: 241 · Ratio: 16:163
  • Vernon Hill School211 Providence StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 45 · Ratio: 20:128
  • Wawecus Road School20 Wawecus RdGrades: KG - 06Students: 147 · Ratio: 13:129
  • West Tatnuck300 Mower StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 331 · Ratio: 17:170
  • Woodland Academy93 Woodland StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 491 · Ratio: 20:124
  • Worcester Arts Magnet School315 St Nicholas AvenueGrades: PK - 06Students: 367 · Ratio: 18:167
  • Worcester East Middle420 Grafton StreetGrades: 07 - 08Students: 593 · Ratio: 14:137
  • Worcester Technical High1 Skyline DriveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 140 · Ratio: 11:166

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Education level achieved in Worcester

IndexWorcesterMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade82.9%87.8%83.8%
Completed high school80.8%86.6%82.4%
Completed some college54.8%64.0%58.4%
Completed associate degree38.1%47.7%37.2%
Completed bachelors30.1%40.0%29.3%
Completed masters11.4%17.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.5%5.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.7%2.4%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hopkinton, MA2,50986%26%
Westborough, MA4,06184%23%
Upton, MA3,31978%14%
Marlborough, MA39,14175%10%
Hopedale, MA3,85874%9%
Worcester, MA182,51144%36%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Knoxville, TN181,75953%23%
Newport News, VA181,36274%8%
Grand Prairie, TX181,13588%28%
Huntsville, AL184,13277%13%
Brownsville, TX179,83488%29%
Worcester, MA182,51144%36%
Source: The Worcester, 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.