Fall River school information

IndexFall RiverMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores45%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools371,16779,221
Total private schools1550824,874
Total post-secondary schools41937,963
The Fall River, MA educational system consists of 37 public schools, 15 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Fall River public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 29% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 8% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fall River public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 68.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 65.0% have completed high school, 14.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Fall River are 8% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 37 public schools in Fall River.
  • 68.8% of people in Fall River have completed 8th grade.
  • 65.0% of people in Fall River have completed high school.
  • 14.4% of people in Fall River have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fall River

IndexFall RiverMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade68.8%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school65.0%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college39.0%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.8%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.4%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters4.6%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%2.6%1.3%

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Source: The Fall River, 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.