Top 10 Best Worcester Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 49 public schools serving 25,923 students in Worcester, MA (there are 19 private schools, serving 3,132 private students). 89% of all K-12 students in Worcester, MA are educated in public schools (compared to the MA state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Worcester, MA are La Familia Dual Language School, Worcester Technical High School and Flagg Street. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Worcester, MA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 24% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Worcester have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Massachusetts public schools.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Worcester, MA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
La Familia Dual Language School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
355 Grafton Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 799-3094
Grades: PK-6
| 155 students
Rank: #22.
Worcester Technical High School
Vocational School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1 Skyline Drive
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-1940
Grades: 9-12
| 1,476 students
Rank: #33.
Flagg Street
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
115 Flagg Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3522
Grades: K-6
| 339 students
Rank: #44.
West Tatnuck
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
300 Mower Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3596
Grades: PK-6
| 340 students
Rank: #55.
Worcester Arts Magnet School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
315 St Nicholas Avenue
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3575
Grades: PK-6
| 360 students
Rank: #66.
Heard Street
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 Heard Street
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-3525
Grades: K-6
| 238 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Lake View
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
133 Coburn Avenue
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 799-3536
Grades: K-6
| 307 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Midland Street
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
18 Midland Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3548
Grades: K-6
| 196 students
Rank: #99.
May Street
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
265 May Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3520
Grades: K-6
| 300 students
Rank: #1010.
Doherty Memorial High School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
299 Highland Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3270
Grades: 9-12
| 1,331 students
Rank: #1111.
Nelson Place
(Math: 42% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
35 Nelson Pl
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3506
Grades: PK-6
| 568 students
Rank: #1212.
Thorndyke Road
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
30 Thorndyke Rd
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3550
Grades: K-6
| 357 students
Rank: #1313.
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School
Charter School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
10 New Bond Street
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 854-8400
Grades: K-12
| 1,426 students
Rank: #1414.
South High Community
(Math: 25% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
170 Apricot Street
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-3325
Grades: 9-12
| 1,524 students
Rank: #1515.
Roosevelt
(Math: 28% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1006 Grafton Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 799-3482
Grades: PK-6
| 480 students
Rank: #1616.
Jacob Hiatt Magnet
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
772 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 799-3601
Grades: PK-6
| 358 students
Rank: #1717.
University Pk Campus School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
12 Freeland Street
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 799-3591
Grades: 7-12
| 233 students
Rank: #1818.
Forest Grove Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
495 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3420
Grades: 7-8
| 932 students
Rank: #1919.
Burncoat Middle School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
135 Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3390
Grades: 7-8
| 686 students
Rank: #2020.
Canterbury
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
129 Canterbury Street
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-3484
Grades: PK-6
| 295 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Lincoln Street
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
549 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3504
Grades: K-6
| 235 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Tatnuck
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1083 Pleasant Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3554
Grades: PK-6
| 393 students
Rank: #2323.
Burncoat Senior High School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
179 Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,176 students
Rank: #2424.
Sullivan Middle School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
140 Apricot Street
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-3350
Grades: 6-8
| 870 students
Rank: #2525.
Francis J Mcgrath Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
493 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3584
Grades: K-6
| 204 students
Rank: #2626.
Chandler Magnet
(Math: 24% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
525 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3452
Grades: PK-6
| 418 students
Rank: #2727.
Burncoat Street
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
526 Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3537
Grades: K-6
| 254 students
Rank: #2828.
Gates Lane
(Math: 20% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1238 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-3488
Grades: PK-6
| 515 students
Rank: #2929.
Norrback Avenue
(Math: 17% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
44 Malden Street
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3500
Grades: PK-6
| 515 students
Rank: #3030.
Chandler Elementary Community
(Math: 20% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
114 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 799-3572
Grades: K-6
| 423 students
Rank: #3131.
Quinsigamond
(Math: 24% | Reading: 18%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
14 Blackstone River Rd.
Worcester, MA 01607
(508) 799-3502
Grades: PK-6
| 655 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Claremont Academy
(Math: 12% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
15 Claremont Street
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 799-3077
Grades: 7-12
| 527 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Wawecus Road School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
20 Wawecus Rd
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3527
Grades: K-6
| 118 students
Rank: #3434.
Union Hill School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Chapin Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 799-3600
Grades: K-6
| 383 students
Rank: #3535.
Belmont Street Community
(Math: 22% | Reading: 16%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
170 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3588
Grades: PK-6
| 545 students
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Worcester, Massachusetts Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
15 Claremont St
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 799-3077
Grades: PK-12
| 774 students
28 Adams Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 792-3497
Grades: PK-6
| 175 students
120 Granite Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 799-3476
Grades: PK-6
| 185 students
130 Leeds Street
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3540
Grades: PK-6
| 181 students
15 Harlow Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3542
Grades: K-6
| 196 students
337 Mill Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3510
Grades: K-6
| 182 students
13 Dartmouth Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 799-3496
Grades: K-6
| 204 students
1407a Main Street
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-3530
Grades: K-6
| 214 students
19 Chatham Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 252-7321
Grades: 7-12
| 167 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Worcester, MA?
The top ranked public schools in Worcester, MA include La Familia Dual Language School, Worcester Technical High School and Flagg Street.
How many public schools are located in Worcester, MA?
49 public schools are located in Worcester, MA.
What percentage of students in Worcester, MA go to public school?
89% of all K-12 students in Worcester, MA are educated in public schools (compared to the MA state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Worcester, MA?
Worcester, MA public schools minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public schools average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

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