Medford school information

IndexMedfordMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores53%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools171,16779,221
Total private schools950824,874
Total post-secondary schools31937,963
The Medford, MA educational system consists of 17 public schools, 9 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Medford public schools have average test scores of 53% which is 18% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 7% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Medford public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.2% have completed high school, 47.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.7% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Medford are 7% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 17 public schools in Medford.
  • 91.0% of people in Medford have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.2% of people in Medford have completed high school.
  • 47.5% of people in Medford have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Medford

IndexMedfordMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade91.0%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school90.2%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college68.3%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.1%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.5%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters23.1%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.7%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.5%2.6%1.3%

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

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Source: The Medford, 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.