Shirley school information

IndexShirleyMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores52%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio32:114:116:1
Total public schools31,16779,221
Total private schoolsn/a50824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1937,963
The Shirley, MA educational system consists of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Shirley public schools have average test scores of 52% which is 19% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 6% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Shirley public schools is 32:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.3% have completed high school, 18.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.4% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Shirley are 6% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Shirley.
  • 80.3% of people in Shirley have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.3% of people in Shirley have completed high school.
  • 18.8% of people in Shirley have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Shirley

IndexShirleyMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade80.3%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school80.3%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college50.6%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.7%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.8%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters4.0%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%2.6%1.3%

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

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Groton, MA1,16385%73%
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Devens, MA1,77373%47%
Rutland, MA2,44972%47%
Shirley, MA1,36152%6%

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Shirley, MA1,36152%6%
Source: The Shirley, 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.