Schools and Districts in Massachusetts

Explore 1,855 schools and 429 school districts that serves 942,097 students with 75,889 teachers in Massachusetts.


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Massachusetts Schools

There are 1,855 public schools in Massachusetts distributed in 429 school districts. A total of 942,097 students attend Massachusetts schools and 75,889 teachers work for the schools.

By school level, there are 1,053 elementary, 323 middle, 372 high schools, and 107 other type of schools (eg. ungraded, adult education, etc.,).

In addition, 517 private schools are serving students in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Public Schools By Levels and Categories
Number of District429 districts
Total Number of Public Schools1,855 schools
By Level
Elementary1,053 schools / 427,935 students
Middle323 schools / 181,109 students
High372 schools / 250,385 students
(Ungraded, Adult Education, other)
107 schools
By Category
Traditional1,728 schools
Charter82 schools
Magnet15 schools
Special Education6 schools
Alternative24 schools

Massachusetts School Districts

In Massachusetts, 429 school districts are serving their students in 1,855 schools. Boston School District is the largest district with 117 schools and 57,320 students.

2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA

PK-12 Offered
117 Schools
57,320 Students
12 Students per teacher

1550 Main Street, Springfield, MA

PK-12 Offered
65 Schools
25,604 Students
13 Students per teacher

20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA

PK-12 Offered
45 Schools
25,259 Students
14 Students per teacher

43 Crescent Street, Brockton, MA

PK-12 Offered
23 Schools
16,651 Students
17 Students per teacher

237 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA

PK-12 Offered
26 Schools
16,094 Students
13 Students per teacher

Student Population

A total of 918,214 students are attending Massachusetts schools. By gender, there are 472,640 (51.5%) male and 445,574 (51.5%) female students in MA schools.

By race/ethnicity, 564,388 White (61.5%), 84,668 Black (9.2%), and 65,616 Asian (7.1%) students are attending Massachusetts schools.

Performance in Math and Reading

In 2019, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered the math and reading assessment to representative samples of fourth- and eighth-grade students in the nation, states, and other participating large urban districts. According to the report, 85 percent of students in fourth grade and 78 percent of students in eighth grade scored at or above the NAEP basic in Math. For reading assessment, 76 percent of students in fourth grade and 81 percent of students in eighth grade scored at or above basic score.

You can read more about the assessment at NAEP report card website for Math and Reading.

4th Grade8th Grade
At or Above NAEP BasicAt or Above NAEP ProficientAt or Above NAEP BasicAt or Above NAEP Proficient
Math85%50% 78%47%
Reading76%45% 81%45%

Advanced Placement Programs

In Massachusetts schools, total 59,746 students are enrolled in at least one (1) AP programs. 1,345 students are enrolled in International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and 67,786 students are participating the SAT and/or ACT test program.

Number of Students EnrolledPercent Enrolled
Advanced Placement Programs59,746
Advanced Placement Math16,901
Advanced Placement Science21,825
Advanced Placement Other programs44,848
International BS program1,345
SAT/ACT Participation67,786

Teachers & Staffs

Total 75,855 full-time (or equivalent) teachers work for schools in Massachusetts and the students to teacher ratio is 12 to 1. 95.5% of teachers are certified. 89.4% of teachers have 3 or more years teaching experiences.

Total FTE of Teachers75,855Students per teacher: 12 to 1
Teachers who are certified72,40895.5%
Teachers who are not certified3,4494.5%
Teachers in their first year of teaching4,0315.3%
Teachers in their second year of teaching4,0115.3%
School counselors3,569Students per counselor: 264 to 1
Law Enforcement Officer385-
Security guards321-
Social workers863-

Public Schools in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, 1,855 public schools are serving 942,097 students. The next lists are showing schools by offering level.

Private Schools in Massachusetts

517 private schools are serving students in Massachusetts. The next lists are showing the private schools by offering level.

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