Somerville school information

IndexSomervilleMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores55%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools141,16779,221
Total private schools550824,874
Total post-secondary schools11937,963
The Somerville, MA educational system consists of 14 public schools, 5 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Somerville public schools have average test scores of 55% which is 14% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 12% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Somerville public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.3% have completed high school, 58.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 8.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Somerville are 12% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in Somerville.
  • 88.0% of people in Somerville have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.3% of people in Somerville have completed high school.
  • 58.6% of people in Somerville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Somerville

IndexSomervilleMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade88.0%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school87.3%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college71.8%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree62.4%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors58.6%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters27.6%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.6%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.2%2.6%1.3%

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

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Lynnfield, MA12,48989%80%
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Belmont, MA25,55588%79%
Winchester, MA22,49188%78%
Lexington, MA32,93688%78%
Somerville, MA79,50755%12%

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Somerville, MA79,50755%12%
Source: The Somerville, 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.