Worcester school information

IndexWorcesterMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores45%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools531,16779,221
Total private schools2050824,874
Total post-secondary schools141937,963
The Worcester, MA educational system consists of 53 public schools, 20 private schools and 14 post-secondary schools. Worcester public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 29% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 8% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Worcester public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.8% have completed high school, 29.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Worcester are 8% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 53 public schools in Worcester.
  • 82.5% of people in Worcester have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.8% of people in Worcester have completed high school.
  • 29.7% of people in Worcester have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Worcester

IndexWorcesterMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade82.5%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school80.8%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college54.2%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.5%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.7%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters11.3%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.6%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.8%2.6%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.
Upton, MA2,99890%83%
Westborough, MA4,05787%77%
Hopkinton, MA2,79485%73%
Hopedale, MA3,81279%60%
Northborough, MA6,31476%54%
Worcester, MA183,67745%8%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Overland Park, KS183,77558%19%
Knoxville, TN183,92751%3%
Brownsville, TX182,11077%56%
Grand Prairie, TX185,63171%45%
Newport News, VA181,60668%39%
Worcester, MA183,67745%8%
Source: The Worcester, 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.