Chelsea school information

Average Test Scores40%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:114:116:1
Total public schools91,16779,221
Total private schools150824,874
Total post-secondary schools21937,963
The Chelsea, MA educational system consists of 9 public schools, 1 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Chelsea public schools have average test scores of 40% which is 37% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 18% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Chelsea public schools is 11:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 65.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 62.7% have completed high school, 17.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Chelsea are 18% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Chelsea.
  • 65.4% of people in Chelsea have completed 8th grade.
  • 62.7% of people in Chelsea have completed high school.
  • 17.5% of people in Chelsea have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Chelsea

Completed 8th grade65.4%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school62.7%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college34.5%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.6%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.5%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters7.1%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%2.6%1.3%

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

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%
Chelsea, MA38,24440%18%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Florence, SC38,22146%7%
Friendswood, TX38,27286%75%
Carpentersville, IL38,27523%54%
Montclair, CA38,29426%47%
Hanover Park, IL38,33133%33%
Chelsea, MA38,24440%18%
Source: The Chelsea, 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.