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Avg. test scores 1%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 38%
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Shirley school information

IndexShirleyMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores49%52%48%
Student/Teacher ratio32:114:116:1
Total public schools31,16779,221
Total private schoolsn/a50824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1937,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Shirley are 1% 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%

      Shirley, MA School Districts

      • Ayer-Shirley School District

      There are a total of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Shirley. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Shirley, MA schools is 49%. The average student to teacher ratio is 32:1. In Shirley, MA, an average of 80.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 80.3% have completed high school.

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      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      West Concord, MA7,62281%67.3%
      Groton, MA1,16375%55.2%
      Littleton Common, MA3,00266%36.1%
      Devens, MA1,77364%32.0%
      Rutland, MA2,44962%29.4%
      Shirley, MA1,36149%1.3%

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      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Shell Lake, WI1,36138%20.5%
      Shortsville, NY1,36158%19.5%
      Jewett, TX1,36148%1.3%
      Minier, IL1,36045%7.5%
      Chisholm, ME1,36234%30.4%
      Shirley, MA1,36149%1.3%
      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.