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Worcester school information

Index Worcester Massachusetts National
Average Test Scores37%52%48%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools531,16779,221
Total private schools2050824,874
Total post-secondary schools141937,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Worcester are 23% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 53 public schools in Worcester
  • 82.5% of people in Worcester have completed 8th grade
  • 80.8% of people in Worcester have completed high school
  • 29.7% of people in Worcester have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Worcester

      Index Worcester Massachusetts National
      Completed 8th grade82.5%88.3%84.3%
      Completed high school80.8%87.2%83.0%
      Completed some college54.2%65.0%59.4%
      Completed associate degree37.5%49.0%38.5%
      Completed bachelors29.7%41.2%30.3%
      Completed masters11.3%18.2%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.6%5.4%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.8%2.6%1.3%

      Worcester, MA School Districts

      • Worcester School District

      There are a total of 53 public schools, 20 private schools and 14 post-secondary schools in Worcester. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Worcester, MA schools is 37%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Worcester, MA, an average of 82.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 80.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Hopkinton, MA3,86482%69.8%
      Westborough, MA4,02474%54.0%
      Upton, MA2,27973%52.8%
      Northborough, MA6,53269%44.4%
      Hopedale, MA3,64369%43.8%
      Worcester, MA185,18637%23.0%

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      Frisco, TX188,38771%48.9%
      Fort Lauderdale, FL181,81848%0.7%
      Worcester, MA185,18637%23.0%
      Source: The Worcester, MA education data displayed above is derived from the 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.