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81%
  • Waltham Sr High
  • 617 Lexington Street, Waltham
  • Waltham
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,439
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
66%
  • James Fitzgerald Elementary School
  • 140 Beal Road, Waltham
  • Waltham
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 508
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
62%
  • Douglas Macarthur Elementary School
  • 494 Lincoln Street, Waltham
  • Waltham
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 368
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
59%
  • John W. Mcdevitt Middle School
  • 75 Church Street, Waltham
  • Waltham
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 552
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
57%
  • John F Kennedy Middle School
  • 655 Lexington St, Waltham
  • Waltham
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 534
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
52%
  • Northeast Elementary School
  • 70 Putney Lane, Waltham
  • Waltham
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 477
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
52%
  • Thomas R Plympton Elementary School
  • 20 Farnsworth Street, Waltham
  • Waltham
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 434
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
45%
  • William F. Stanley Elementary School
  • 250 South Street, Waltham
  • Waltham
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 511
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
42%
  • Henry Whittemore Elementary School
  • 30 Parmenter Road, Waltham
  • Waltham
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 431
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
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Waltham school information

IndexWalthamMassachusettsNational
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.

Education level achieved in Waltham

IndexWalthamMassachusettsNational
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%

Waltham, MA School Districts

Waltham School District

There are a total of 12 public schools, 4 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Waltham. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Waltham, MA schools is 57%. The average student to teacher ratio is 11:1. In Waltham, MA, an average of 90.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 89.3% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Waltham schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Waltham, MA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

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%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
South Jordan, UT62,75146%7%
Greenville, SC62,77657%15%
Bethesda, MD62,60868%39%
Bowling Green, KY62,82445%9%
Castro Valley, CA62,82559%20%
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.