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Avg. test scores 49%
High school dipl. 0%
Bachelors degree 53%

Boston school information

IndexBostonMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores51%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools681,16779,221
Total private schools2250824,874
Total post-secondary schools531937,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Boston are 3% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 68 public schools in Boston
  • 84.3% of people in Boston have completed 8th grade
  • 82.8% of people in Boston have completed high school
  • 46.4% of people in Boston have completed a bachelors degree

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Compare Boston, MA Schools

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      Education level achieved in Boston

      IndexBostonMassachusettsNational
      Completed 8th grade84.3%88.3%84.3%
      Completed high school82.8%87.2%83.0%
      Completed some college64.4%65.0%59.4%
      Completed associate degree51.0%49.0%38.5%
      Completed bachelors46.4%41.2%30.3%
      Completed masters20.7%18.2%11.5%
      Completed professional degree7.3%5.4%3.3%
      Completed doctorate3.0%2.6%1.3%

      Boston, MA School Districts

      • Boston School District

      There are a total of 68 public schools, 22 private schools and 53 post-secondary schools in Boston. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Boston, MA schools is 51%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Boston, MA, an average of 84.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.8% have completed high school.

      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%
      Boston, MA658,27951%3%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Washington, DC659,00923%53%
      Memphis, TN655,85737%25%
      Denver, CO663,30329%42%
      Seattle, WA668,84957%16%
      Nashville, TN643,77143%12%
      Boston, MA658,27951%3%
      Source: The Boston, 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.