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Massachusetts school districts

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K-12 Education in Massachusetts
State Superintendent: Matt Malone
Number of students: 953,369[1]
Number of teachers: 69,342
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:13.7
Number of school districts: 401
Number of schools: 1,835
Graduation rate: 85%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $13,941[3]
See also
Public education in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Education
Massachusetts school districts
List of school districts in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is home to 401 school districts, 1,835 schools and 953,369 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • Secretary of Education: Matt Malone
  • State Board of Education:
    • Maura O. Banta, Chair
    • Mitchell D. Chester, Executive Officer and Secretary
    • Matt Malone
    • Vanessa Calderón-Rosado
    • Harneen Chernow
    • Karen Daniels
    • Ruth Kaplan
    • Penny Noyce
    • David Roach
    • Daniel Brogan, Student Member

Enrollment and spending

The following table displays the top ten Massachusetts school districts by total student enrollment and per-pupil spending.[5][6]

Student enrollment Per-pupil spending
1.) Boston 1.) Provincetown
2.) Springfield 2.) Cambridge
3.) Worcester 3.) Minuteman
4.) Brockton 4.) South Middlesex
5.) Lynn 5.) Martha's Vineyard
6.) Lowell 6.) Orleans
7.) Lawrence 7.) North Shore
8.) New Bedford 8.) Essex
9.) Newton 9.) Up-Island
10.) Fall River 10.) Franklin


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Massachusetts.[5]

Ethnicity Percentage
White 66.0%
Hispanic 16.4%
African American 8.6%
Asian 5.9%
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 2.7%
Native American 0.2%
Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander 0.1%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Massachusetts school board elections, 2014

No top enrollment districts in Massachusetts are scheduled to hold elections in 2014.

See also

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