Gloucester school information

Average Test Scores68%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools81,16779,221
Total private schools450824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1937,963
The Gloucester, MA educational system consists of 8 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Gloucester public schools have average test scores of 68% which is 6% higher than than the Massachusetts average and 39% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gloucester public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.3% have completed high school, 37.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gloucester are 39% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Gloucester.
  • 87.4% of people in Gloucester have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.3% of people in Gloucester have completed high school.
  • 37.7% of people in Gloucester have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gloucester

Completed 8th grade87.4%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school86.3%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college62.4%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree46.0%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors37.7%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters14.1%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.4%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%2.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Marblehead, MA20,36381%64%
Swampscott, MA14,25081%64%
Rockport, MA5,10179%60%
Newburyport, MA17,83777%57%
Nahant, MA3,47177%56%
Gloucester, MA29,54668%39%

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Gloucester, MA29,54668%39%
Source: The Gloucester, 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.