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Avg. test scores 1%
High school dipl. 8%
Bachelors degree 65%
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Waltham school information

IndexWalthamMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores49%52%48%
Student/Teacher ratio11:114:116:1
Total public schools121,16779,221
Total private schools450824,874
Total post-secondary schools41937,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Waltham are 1% 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

      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 49%. 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.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Dover, MA2,45385%77.0%
      Belmont, MA25,55584%73.5%
      Hopkinton, MA2,79482%69.4%
      Winchester, MA22,49181%68.9%
      West Concord, MA7,62281%67.3%
      Waltham, MA62,69949%1.5%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      South Jordan, UT62,75149%1.2%
      Greenville, SC62,77654%11.5%
      Bethesda, MD62,60877%60.5%
      Bowling Green, KY62,82448%0.1%
      Cheyenne, WY62,87947%1.8%
      Waltham, MA62,69949%1.5%
      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.