Massachusetts Public Schools

Massachusetts is the #19 largest school system in the United States, serving 953,369 students across 1,829 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 34% (majority Hispanic), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(MA) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
6%
Hispanic
16%
Black
9%
White
66%
Unknown
3%
  • County
    # Schools
    # Students
    % Minority
  • 5454 Schools |
    26,03426,034 Students |
    15% 15% Minority
  • 4646 Schools |
    16,93216,932 Students |
    15% 15% Minority
  • 144144 Schools |
    81,44781,447 Students |
    23% 23% Minority
  • 88 Schools |
    2,2262,226 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 223223 Schools |
    113,878113,878 Students |
    35% 35% Minority
  • 3838 Schools |
    9,8649,864 Students |
    12% 12% Minority
  • 152152 Schools |
    74,66074,660 Students |
    49% 49% Minority
  • 5151 Schools |
    19,29519,295 Students |
    18% 18% Minority
  • 375375 Schools |
    217,081217,081 Students |
    31% 31% Minority
  • 33 Schools |
    1,3301,330 Students |
    33% 33% Minority
  • 187187 Schools |
    100,880100,880 Students |
    23% 23% Minority
  • 138138 Schools |
    84,29084,290 Students |
    20% 20% Minority
  • 170170 Schools |
    76,38076,380 Students |
    83% 83% Minority
  • 254254 Schools |
    129,072129,072 Students |
    28% 28% Minority
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Massachusetts public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of .52, which is higher than the national average of .48. The most diverse school district in Massachusetts is Malden School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Massachusetts or in the USA.