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Revision as of 15:16, 9 June 2014

K-12 Education in Massachusetts
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Education facts
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]
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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

Demographics

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Massachusetts as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[7]

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Massachusetts as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[8]

Demographic information for Massachusetts's K-12 public school system
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 2,305 0.24% 1.10%
Asian 54,358 5.70% 4.68%
African American 79,015 8.29% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. students 1,050 0.11% 0.42%
Hispanic 153,324 16.08% 24.37%
White 639,111 67.04% 51.21%
Two or more 24,206 2.54% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

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.

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References

  1. National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
  2. ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "Massachusetts - General," accessed August 5, 2013
  5. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "Enrollment Data," accessed August 5, 2013
  6. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "School Finance: Statistical Comparisons - Per Pupil Expenditure Reports," accessed August 5, 2013
  7. United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Common Core of Data (CCD), State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey, 2011-2012," accessed May 7, 2014
  8. United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Common Core of Data (CCD), State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey, 2011-2012," accessed May 7, 2014