Waltham school information

Average Test Scores57%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:114:116:1
Total public schools121,16779,221
Total private schools450824,874
Total post-secondary schools41937,963
The Waltham, MA educational system consists of 12 public schools, 4 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Waltham public schools have average test scores of 57% which is 11% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 16% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Waltham public schools is 11:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.3% have completed high school, 50.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Waltham are 16% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Waltham.
  • 90.3% of people in Waltham have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.3% of people in Waltham have completed high school.
  • 50.0% of people in Waltham have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Waltham

Completed 8th grade90.3%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school89.3%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college69.0%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree55.7%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors50.0%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters22.8%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.9%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.4%2.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lynnfield, MA12,48989%80%
Dover, MA2,45389%80%
Belmont, MA25,55588%79%
Winchester, MA22,49188%78%
Lexington, MA32,93688%78%
Waltham, MA62,69957%16%

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South Jordan, UT62,75146%7%
Greenville, SC62,77657%15%
Bethesda, MD62,60868%39%
Bowling Green, KY62,82445%9%
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Waltham, MA62,69957%16%
Source: The Waltham, 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.