Worcester School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 45 public schools serving 25,306 students in Worcester School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in Worcester School District have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Worcester School District are Worcester Arts Magnet School, West Tatnuck and Midland Street. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Worcester School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Worcester School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Worcester School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
45 Schools
1,849 Schools
# Students
25,306 Students
951,520 Students
# Teachers
1,717 Teachers
72,945 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Worcester School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 401 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
Overall District Rank
#351 out of 404 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Worcester  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Worcester  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
54%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Worcester  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
84%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Worcester  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.70
0.59
# American Indian Students
40 Students
2,098 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,793 Students
65,433 Students
% Asian Students
7%
7%
# Hispanic Students
10,768 Students
190,699 Students
% Hispanic Students
43%
20%
# Black Students
4,012 Students
86,216 Students
% Black Students
16%
9%
# White Students
7,632 Students
571,635 Students
% White Students
30%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
812 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,057 Students
34,518 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,225
30,411
# Students in K Grade:
2,110
65,579
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,938
67,670
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,838
68,165
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,927
69,969
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,985
72,086
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,818
72,285
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,847
70,804
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,765
70,469
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,650
71,492
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,841
76,601
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,854
73,016
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,726
71,748
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,722
70,028
# Ungraded Students:
60
1,197

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,826 in this school district is less than the state median of $21,203. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,994 is less than the state median of $19,776. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$476 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Worcester  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$455 MM
$27 MM
This chart display total spending of Worcester  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,826
$21,203
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Worcester  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,994
$19,776
This chart display average spending per public school student in Worcester  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Worcester School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Worcester Arts Magnet School
Math: 68% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
315 St Nicholas Avenue
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3575
Grades: PK-6
| 404 students
Rank: #22.
West Tatnuck
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(3)
300 Mower Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3596
Grades: PK-6
| 370 students
Rank: #33.
Midland Street
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
18 Midland Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3548
Grades: K-6
| 230 students
Rank: #44.
Flagg Street
Math: 62% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
115 Flagg Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3522
Grades: K-6
| 409 students
Rank: #55.
Worcester Technical High School
Vocational School
Math: 48% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1 Skyline Drive
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-1940
Grades: 9-12
| 1,389 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Heard Street
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 Heard Street
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-3525
Grades: K-6
| 296 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Jacob Hiatt Magnet
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
772 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 799-3601
Grades: PK-6
| 403 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Lake View
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
133 Coburn Avenue
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 799-3536
Grades: K-6
| 285 students
Rank: #99.
Doherty Memorial High School
Math: 48% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
299 Highland Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3270
Grades: 9-12
| 1,559 students
Rank: #1010.
Union Hill School
Math: 48% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Chapin Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 799-3600
Grades: K-6
| 454 students
Rank: #1111.
Thorndyke Road
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
30 Thorndyke Rd
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3550
Grades: K-6
| 381 students
Rank: #1212.
Roosevelt
Math: 42% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(3)
1006 Grafton Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 799-3482
Grades: PK-6
| 673 students
Rank: #1313.
Nelson Place
Math: 48% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
35 Nelson Pl
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3506
Grades: PK-6
| 522 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
May Street
Math: 42% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
265 May Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3520
Grades: K-6
| 339 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
University Pk Campus School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
12 Freeland Street
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 799-3591
Grades: 7-12
| 239 students
Rank: #1616.
Belmont Street Community
Math: 42% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
170 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3588
Grades: PK-6
| 581 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
South High Community
Math: 37% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
170 Apricot Street
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-3325
Grades: 9-12
| 1,407 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Tatnuck
Math: 37% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1083 Pleasant Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 799-3554
Grades: PK-6
| 392 students
Rank: #1919.
Norrback Avenue
Math: 34% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
44 Malden Street
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3500
Grades: PK-6
| 564 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Canterbury
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
129 Canterbury Street
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-3484
Grades: PK-6
| 376 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Wawecus Road School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
20 Wawecus Rd
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3527
Grades: K-6
| 152 students
Rank: #2222.
Forest Grove Middle School
Math: 31% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
495 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3420
Grades: 7-8
| 978 students
Rank: #2323.
Francis J Mcgrath Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
493 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3584
Grades: K-6
| 237 students
Rank: #2424.
Burncoat Street
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
526 Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3537
Grades: K-6
| 293 students
Rank: #2525.
Burncoat Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
135 Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3390
Grades: 7-8
| 623 students
Rank: #2626.
Chandler Elementary Community
Math: 26% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
114 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 799-3572
Grades: K-6
| 500 students
Rank: #2727.
Burncoat Senior High School
Math: 29% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
179 Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,034 students
Rank: #2828.
Gates Lane
Math: 25% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1238 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-3488
Grades: PK-6
| 569 students
Rank: #2929.
Woodland Academy
Math: 27% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
93 Woodland Street
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 799-3557
Grades: K-6
| 606 students
Rank: #3030.
Sullivan Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
140 Apricot Street
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-3350
Grades: 6-8
| 865 students
Rank: #3131.
Rice Square
Math: 26% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
76 Massasoit Rd
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 799-3556
Grades: K-6
| 427 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
City View
Math: 25% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
80 Prospect Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3670
Grades: PK-6
| 474 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Vernon Hill School
Math: 25% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
211 Providence Street
Worcester, MA 01607
(508) 799-3630
Grades: PK-6
| 536 students
Rank: #3434.
Elm Park Community
Math: 23% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
23 North Ashland Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 799-3568
Grades: K-6
| 477 students
Rank: #3535.
Lincoln Street
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
549 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3504
Grades: K-6
| 270 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Worcester
  • 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA, 01609
  • (508) 799-3115
  • worcesterschools.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 25,306 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.70

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