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Cambridge school information

Index Cambridge Massachusetts National
Average Test Scores59%52%48%
Student/Teacher ratio10:114:116:1
Total public schools171,16779,221
Total private schools1350824,874
Total post-secondary schools141937,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Cambridge are 23% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 17 public schools in Cambridge
  • 93.4% of people in Cambridge have completed 8th grade
  • 92.7% of people in Cambridge have completed high school
  • 74.9% of people in Cambridge have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Cambridge

      Index Cambridge Massachusetts National
      Completed 8th grade93.4%88.3%84.3%
      Completed high school92.7%87.2%83.0%
      Completed some college84.8%65.0%59.4%
      Completed associate degree77.2%49.0%38.5%
      Completed bachelors74.9%41.2%30.3%
      Completed masters46.2%18.2%11.5%
      Completed professional degree19.7%5.4%3.3%
      Completed doctorate12.7%2.6%1.3%

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      There are a total of 17 public schools, 13 private schools and 14 post-secondary schools in Cambridge. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Cambridge, MA schools is 59%. The average student to teacher ratio is 10:1. In Cambridge, MA, an average of 93.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 92.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Dover, MA2,45385%77.4%
      Belmont, MA25,55584%74.0%
      Winchester, MA22,49181%69.3%
      West Concord, MA7,62281%67.7%
      Wellesley, MA28,90980%66.0%
      Cambridge, MA108,75759%23.0%

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      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Antioch, CA108,67527%44.7%
      Murrieta, CA108,58357%19.0%
      Temecula, CA108,96557%19.4%
      High Point, NC108,98236%26.0%
      San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA109,06749%3.1%
      Cambridge, MA108,75759%23.0%
      Source: The Cambridge, 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.