Massachusetts Public Schools
- Massachusetts is the #19 largest school system in the United States, serving 949,446 students across 1,846 public schools.
- 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 0.34, which is higher than the national average of 0.31.
- The most diverse school district in Massachusetts is Lowell Collegiate Charter () School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Massachusetts or national school diversity statistics.
- Minority enrollment is 36% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 14:1.
Student by Ethnicity
(MA) School Average
Two or more races
Massachusetts Public Schools by County
County# Schools# Students% Minority
48 Schools23,853 Students18% Minority
46 Schools16,215 Students18% Minority
143 Schools80,681 Students26% Minority
8 Schools2,327 Students24% Minority
226 Schools114,459 Students40% Minority
39 Schools9,717 Students14% Minority
154 Schools72,758 Students52% Minority
50 Schools18,494 Students20% Minority
380 Schools217,945 Students34% Minority
3 Schools1,547 Students41% Minority
189 Schools100,306 Students27% Minority
138 Schools83,193 Students23% Minority
168 Schools80,634 Students83% Minority
254 Schools127,317 Students31% Minority
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