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97%
  • Arlington High
  • 869 Mass Avenue, Arlington
  • Arlington
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,217
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
87%
  • Brackett
  • 66 Eastern Avenue, Arlington
  • Arlington
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 497
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
84%
  • Ottoson Middle School
  • 63 Acton Street, Arlington
  • Arlington
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,107
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
83%
  • Cyrus E Dallin
  • 185 Florence Avenue, Arlington
  • Arlington
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 456
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
81%
  • John A Bishop
  • 25 Columbia Road, Arlington
  • Arlington
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 415
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
80%
  • Hardy
  • 52 Lake Street, Arlington
  • Arlington
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 392
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
80%
  • Peirce
  • 85 Park Avenue Ext, Arlington
  • Arlington
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 267
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
77%
  • Thompson
  • 187 Everett Street, Arlington
  • Arlington
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 392
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
75%
  • M Norcross Stratton
  • 180 Mountain Avenue, Arlington
  • Arlington
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 408
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
n/a
  • Menotomy Preschool
  • 869 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington
  • Arlington
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 57
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
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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.

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%

Arlington, MA School Districts

Arlington School District

There are a total of 10 public schools, 8 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Arlington. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Arlington, MA schools is 82%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Arlington, MA, an average of 95.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 95.2% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Arlington schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Arlington, MA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

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%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Sierra Vista, AZ44,38139%20%
Barnstable Town, MA44,49871%43%
West Lafayette, IN44,54371%44%
Hackensack, NJ44,27141%17%
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.
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