Arlington school information

IndexArlingtonMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores82%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools101,16779,221
Total private schools850824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1937,963
The Arlington, MA educational system consists of 10 public schools, 8 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Arlington public schools have average test scores of 82% which is 28% higher than than the Massachusetts average and 67% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Arlington public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.2% have completed high school, 68.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 13.4% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Arlington are 67% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Arlington.
  • 95.6% of people in Arlington have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.2% of people in Arlington have completed high school.
  • 68.8% of people in Arlington have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Arlington

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  • Arlington High869 Mass AvenueGrades: 9 - 12Students: 1,217 · Ratio: 14:197
  • Brackett66 Eastern AvenueGrades: KG - 5Students: 497 · Ratio: 17:187
  • Cyrus E Dallin185 Florence AvenueGrades: KG - 5Students: 456 · Ratio: 16:183
  • Hardy52 Lake StreetGrades: KG - 5Students: 392 · Ratio: 17:180
  • John A Bishop25 Columbia RoadGrades: KG - 5Students: 415 · Ratio: 17:181
  • M Norcross Stratton180 Mountain AvenueGrades: KG - 5Students: 408 · Ratio: 16:175
  • Menotomy Preschool869 Massachusetts AvenueGrades: PK - PKStudents: 57 · Ratio: 10:1n/a
  • Ottoson Middle School63 Acton StreetGrades: 6 - 8Students: 1,107 · Ratio: 13:184
  • Peirce85 Park Avenue ExtGrades: KG - 5Students: 267 · Ratio: 15:180
  • Thompson187 Everett StreetGrades: KG - 5Students: 392 · Ratio: 16:177

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Education level achieved in Arlington

IndexArlingtonMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade95.6%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school95.2%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college83.5%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree73.6%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors68.8%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters38.7%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree13.4%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate8.9%2.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lynnfield, MA12,48989%80%
Dover, MA2,45389%80%
Belmont, MA25,55588%79%
Winchester, MA22,49188%78%
Lexington, MA32,93688%78%
Arlington, MA44,40882%67%

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Sierra Vista, AZ44,38139%20%
Barnstable Town, MA44,49871%43%
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Sayreville, NJ44,26047%4%
Arlington, MA44,40882%67%
Source: The Arlington, 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.