Brookline school information

Average Test Scores81%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:114:116:1
Total public schools81,16779,221
Total private schools1150824,874
Total post-secondary schools41937,963
The Brookline, MA educational system consists of 8 public schools, 11 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Brookline public schools have average test scores of 81% which is 27% higher than than the Massachusetts average and 65% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Brookline public schools is 11:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 96.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 96.2% have completed high school, 81.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 27.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Brookline are 65% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Brookline.
  • 96.4% of people in Brookline have completed 8th grade.
  • 96.2% of people in Brookline have completed high school.
  • 81.6% of people in Brookline have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Brookline

Completed 8th grade96.4%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school96.2%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college90.4%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree83.9%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors81.6%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters52.3%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree27.1%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate13.4%2.6%1.3%

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

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Lynnfield, MA12,48989%80%
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Winchester, MA22,49188%78%
Lexington, MA32,93688%78%
Brookline, MA59,18081%65%

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Source: The Brookline, 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.