How to Become a Teacher in Massachusetts

Teaching is a calling. Congratulations on making a decision to listen to that calling. You will have the power to enlighten young minds for the future. The following are the steps to becoming a teacher in Massachusetts.

Choose What You Want to Teach

When deciding what you want to teach, think about the subject you most love and the age group in which you are most comfortable. If you are unsure about the age group, consider visiting classrooms of people you know, just to understand what that age is like on the daily basis. If there is a specific subject you want to teach, you may want to consider teaching middle school or high school. Just be honest with yourself about what you enjoy in order to make the best decision that works for you. You can also visit the Massachusetts Department of Education website to help you decide. On the website you will find information on educators and schools in the state.

Complete Your Education Requirements for teaching in Massachusetts

As is typical with every state, Massachusetts requires the completion of a teacher preparation program as well as a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college. Choosing your major is much like deciding what you want to teach. This allows you to take age or subject specific classes from the start of your program. If you are unsure about what would best fit your personality, visit a guidance counselor or school advisor for advice.

Most accredited higher educational institutions will offer blended or joint programs. This simply means that while completing the required coursework for a Bachelor's Degree, you are also working toward a teaching license. You will have to complete the required coursework, fieldwork hours, and necessary tests with passing scores.

Complete a Teacher Preparation Program

Public school teachers are required to hold a teaching license in the state in which they wish to work. The degree does not necessarily have to come from that state, but a license transfer and extra testing may be required if it does not. When choosing a program, make sure the college or university is accredited by CAEP, formerly NCATE and TEAC.

Teacher education programs are most often completed by meeting curricula requirements along with fieldwork requirements. The basic curriculum will include classes on pedagogy, teaching methods, differentiated instruction, and more. The fieldwork aspect is often completed as part of the required units and will include observations, student teaching, reflective writing, lesson planning, and sometimes even interning.

Alternative Teacher Certification in Massachusetts

Preliminary License

In order to gain alternative certification in Massachusetts, you may apply for a preliminary license that is valid for five years while completing an educator preparation program. This licensure can be extended once during the five year time frame with an additional five years. This requires a Bachelor's Degree, passing test scores, and in some cases, additional coursework for a specialty area. You may also apply for a temporary license if you are moving from out of state with a valid license and qualifications.

Teaching Certificate From Another State

If you are certified to teach in another state, you may be eligible for a teaching certificate in Massachusetts. Massachusetts offers teachers from out-of-state an opportunity to get started teaching right away with a Temporary Teacher's License. The teacher must have taught for at least 3 years of professionally in order to qualify for a valid teaching credential in Massachusetts. The applicant must also have met the terms of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.

Pass the Required Tests for Massachusetts

The next step for becoming a teacher in Massachusetts is to pass the required tests. As with most states, Massachusetts requires a basic skills test. The basic skills test is known as the MTEL (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure) test. In addition, you must complete and receive passing scores on the MTEL Subject Matter Test. Subject specific tests are available in the following areas:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood
  • Earth Science
  • Elementary
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Transitional Bilingual Learning endorsement
  • Foreign Language
  • General Science
  • Health/Family Consumer Science
  • History
  • Instructional Technology
  • Latin & Classical Humanities
  • Library
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Humanities
  • Middle School Mathematics/Science
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Speech
  • Teachers of Students with Moderate Disabilities
  • Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities
  • Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Teacher of Visually Impaired
  • Technology/Engineering
  • Theater
  • Visual Art

Apply for your Massachusetts Teaching License

Application Requirements

There are a number of choices for licensure in Massachusetts. The preliminary license requires a Bachelor's Degree, passing MTEL scores, and is valid for five years. The temporary license is valid for a single year and is used for those who previous taught out of state.

The Massachusetts Department of Education does not require background checks and/or fingerprint clearance for educator licensure. However, do keep in mind that individual hiring schools may require candidates to complete and pass a background clearance.

Contact Information

Massachusetts Department of Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 021148
Phone: (781) 338-3100

Find a Teaching Job in Massachusetts

You have made it to the finish line in your education program, now it is time to begin your career as a teacher in Massachusetts!

Teacher Shortage in Massachusetts by Subjects or Discipline (2014-2015)

The following list of teacher shortage areas in Massachusetts has been obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher Shortage Area (TSA) list for the 2014-2015 school year

  • English as a Second Language
  • English Language Arts/Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • General Science
  • Physics
  • Special Education

Number of Public School Teachers By Grade

The table below lists the number of public school teachers in Massachusetts by grade level during the 2012-2013 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Pre-kindergarten & Preschool Teachers1,357
Kindergarten Teachers3,965
Elementary Teachers41,356
Middle & High School Teachers23,958

Data obtained from the State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey Data 2013

Number of Private School Teachers By Grade

There are more than 710 private schools with an estimated 12,400 private school teachers in Massachusetts. The table below details the number of teachers by grade level during the 2011-2012 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Elementary School Teachers4,958
Middle & High School Teachers3,119
Combined K-12 School Teachers4,344

Data obtained from the Private School Universe Survey (PSS) 2012

Continue Your Education and Professional Development

Professional License

Once you have been teaching in your own classroom for three years, you will need to clear your preliminary credential. You may apply for a professional license, which is valid for 5 calendar years and requires 3 years of employment under the initial license. This process requires the completion of a teacher induction program and one of the options required for professional licensure.

Professional Development

Educators are professionally mandated to deepen their professional knowledge and skill set while sharing best practices with colleagues. To do this, teachers use a combination of collaborative learning and leadership opportunities. These opportunities are created through a number of venues and events, including online offerings, conferences, and in-services. Teachers engage in ongoing professional development for a variety of reasons: to improve student achievement and to further their career goals.

Professional Development in Massachusetts

The Department of Education in Massachusetts helps teachers improve their practice through the High Quality Professional Development (HQPD) initiative. Teachers are encouraged to review the HQPD and contact the state department of education through appropriate channels in order to ensure that their professional development goals are aligned with those of the state.

Employment and Teacher Salary in Massachusetts

Newly hired teachers on a full-time contract in the state of Massachusetts can expect to earn $40,600 per year. However, the average state teacher's salary is much higher than that at $62,550 due to years' experience and additional certifications. Massachusetts has an active recruitment campaign; teachers certified to teach English and other languages, sciences, special education, and math may experience preferential hiring in order to fill current needs. For greatest opportunity, teachers are advised to apply to the states largest districts, like Boston, Springfield, Worcester, and Brockton first.

Total Employed

26,160

Salary Range

$55,310 - $92,260

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $55,310 to $92,260 a year in Massachusetts. There are around twenty six thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy10,770$71,380
Springfield2,880$63,840
Worcester2,580$64,590
Framingham1,230$68,060
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury1,130$60,420
Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton1,110$66,720
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford1,100$64,960
Barnstable Town970$69,760
Peabody940$67,200
New Bedford770$75,380

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

2,170

Salary Range

$53,030 - $119,370

English teachers have a salary range between $53,030 to $119,370 a year in Massachusetts, with over 2,170 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy1,080$82,930
Springfield310$66,000
Worcester170$75,330

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

23,470

Salary Range

$56,390 - $92,810

As a high school teacher in Massachusetts you can expect to make between $56,390 - $92,810. There are around twenty three thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy10,080$73,090
Springfield2,800$64,640
Worcester2,140$67,770
Framingham1,400$65,940
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury920$62,560
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford890$66,010
Barnstable Town880$66,240
Peabody820$68,790
Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton740$67,030
New Bedford570$74,690

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

840

Salary Range

$61,040 - $146,700

In Massachusetts, a history teacher's salary may range from $61,040 to $146,700. There are around 840 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy350$109,110
Springfield150-
Worcester90$79,520

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

3,510

Salary Range

$48,700 - $91,830

Kindergarten teachers in Massachusetts, can earn between $48,700 to $91,830 a year. There are around three thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy1,540$67,640
Springfield450$63,030
Worcester340$58,750
Peabody190$46,000
Framingham150$67,000
Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton150$65,310
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury110$59,920
Barnstable Town100$66,160
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford90$65,420
Taunton, Norton, Raynham60$40,350

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

71,490

Salary Range

$48,700 - $144,830

As a math teacher in Massachusetts you can expect to make between $48,700 - $144,830. Massachusetts is home to about seventy thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy640$103,040
Springfield240$95,930
Worcester100$82,500

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

6,330

Salary Range

$19,280 - $73,710

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $19,280 to $73,710 a year in Massachusetts. Massachusetts is home to about six thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy3,120$44,140
Worcester750$39,020
Springfield520$35,200
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford400$23,230
Barnstable Town230$37,730
Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton210$29,670
Framingham170$35,710
Peabody140$42,250
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury130$33,890
Taunton, Norton, Raynham120$32,350

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

14,350

Salary Range

$25,360 - $49,730

In Massachusetts, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $25,360 to $49,730, with over 14,350 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy7,730$35,460
Springfield1,080$35,150
Worcester1,070$31,750
Framingham870$35,550
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford550$31,830
Peabody490$36,970
Lawrence, Methuen, Salem490$31,840
Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton440$32,940
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury400$29,600
Barnstable Town290$34,060

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

8,440

Salary Range

$39,580 - $129,440

As a school administrator in Massachusetts you can expect to make between $39,580 - $129,440. Massachusetts is home to about eight thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy1,000$64,570
Worcester180$51,790
Springfield170$53,120
Framingham130$58,380
Peabody130$44,300
Lawrence, Methuen, Salem100$49,310
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford100$48,190
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury60$43,550
New Bedford50$49,820
Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton40$61,170

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy2,610$102,960
Springfield780$93,810
Worcester560$96,410
Framingham420$95,160
Peabody270$94,690
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford270$95,650
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury240$89,400
Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton200$83,200
Barnstable Town190$96,740
Lawrence, Methuen, Salem150$90,160

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

6,700

Salary Range

$47,060 - $90,860

School counselors in Massachusetts, can earn between $47,060 to $90,860 a year, with over 6,700 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy3,270$63,260
Springfield820$62,230
Worcester560$61,710
Peabody310$58,010
Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton250$60,950
Framingham200$59,890
Barnstable Town160$60,320
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford160$68,520
Lawrence, Methuen, Salem140$66,870
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury120$65,160

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

4,720

Salary Range

$49,380 - $93,970

School librarians have a salary range between $49,380 to $93,970 a year in Massachusetts. Massachusetts is home to about four thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy2,540$72,750
Springfield480$55,010
Worcester420$54,890
Framingham170$60,150
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury160$54,680
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford120$56,910
Barnstable Town120$59,320
Peabody110$59,970
Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton110$59,090
New Bedford70$60,810

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

15,810

Salary Range

$35,220 - $91,080

In Massachusetts, a special education teacher's salary may range from $35,220 to $91,080. Massachusetts is home to about fifteen thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy240$53,640
Springfield190$54,950
Framingham160$48,650
Worcester-$43,010

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy2,970$65,980
Springfield710$63,640
Worcester650$64,760
Framingham330$61,410
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury310$53,680
Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton260$63,710
Barnstable Town250$63,130
Peabody240$65,600
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford210$62,260
Leominster, Fitchburg, Gardner190$65,950

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy1,610$65,730
Springfield400$62,100
Framingham360$52,120
Worcester330$69,600
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury190$53,160
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford150$59,500
Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton140$63,230
Peabody140$66,180
Leominster, Fitchburg, Gardner90$69,930
Barnstable Town90$67,290

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy1,650$69,040
Springfield690$56,320
Worcester390$66,850
Framingham350$51,000
Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton180$61,600
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford160$63,430
Barnstable Town130$67,200
Peabody120$65,540
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury110$56,910
Leominster, Fitchburg, Gardner110$66,450

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

8,560

Salary Range

$21,490 - $46,650

In Massachusetts, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $21,490 to $46,650. Massachusetts is home to about eight thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy3,010$35,030
Springfield1,130$31,240
Worcester740-
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford650$22,930
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury480$26,420
Barnstable Town400$26,150
New Bedford300$25,040
Framingham230$33,180
Leominster, Fitchburg, Gardner160$40,970
Pittsfield80-

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

33,700

Salary Range

$21,710 - $40,950

In Massachusetts, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $21,710 to $40,950. There are around thirty three thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Boston, Cambridge, Quincy14,510$30,090
Springfield3,570$28,710
Worcester3,290$28,220
Framingham1,600$29,460
Peabody1,400$27,300
Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford1,220$25,430
Barnstable Town1,150$29,440
Haverhill, North Andover, Amesbury1,130$32,070
Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton1,030$26,960
New Bedford980$31,430

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Top School Districts Supporting Teachers in Massachusetts

homepage_badge_topTeachers work hard every day and the more support they have the better they can succeed at inspiring our future. This is why Teacher.org has ranked school districts in Massachusetts that excel in supporting teachers inside and outside of the classroom. 160 school districts in Massachusetts were analyzed with the top 50 school districts being featured below. The school districts were scored on several factors which represent how well a school district supports their teachers.

For more information on school district rankings, see our methodology page: http://www.teacher.org/school-district-ranking-methodology.

Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 95.58
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 96.36
% Proficiency Score: 74.31

The two school districts serving the Hampshire County area in western Massachusetts are the Amherst and Amherst-Pelham School Districts, which cover three elementary schools in the town of Amherst and one in the town of Pelham, and one middle school and one high school in the town of Amherst, respectively. With 3000 students in attendance and close to 300 teachers on staff, student-teacher ratios are 10:1 and 12:1, respectively. Learn more by visiting the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools website at arps.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 66.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 90.01
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 66.99
% Proficiency Score: 96.61

The Weston School District is situated in eastern Massachusetts, with 5 schools at the service of Middlesex County. The schools cover pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and offer a student to teacher ratio of 12:1. There are over 2300 students attending and 200 teachers on staff in the classrooms. This district is proud to go out of its way to accommodate special needs and minority students. Learn more by visiting the Weston Public Schools website at westonschools.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 86.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.03
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 78.62
% Proficiency Score: 92.12

Eastern Massachusetts is home to the Southborough School District, which is comprised of 4 schools for pre-kindergarten to grade 8 and services communities in Worcester County. There are over 1400 students in attendance and over 100 teachers employed in the district. The mission of this district is to provide an exceptional educational experience for its students with a student-teacher ratio of 13:1. Learn more by visiting the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough website at nsboro.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 82.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.61
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 74.3
% Proficiency Score: 93.84

Located in eastern Massachusetts, the Newton School District is comprised of 22 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. There are over 12,000 students in attendance and close to 1000 teachers instructing in the classrooms. The student to teacher ratio stands at 12:9. This district upgrades facilities on an 'evergreening' basis to provide ideal learning environments for students. Learn more by visiting the Newton Public Schools website at newton.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 1,000 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 750 Total Support Staff
  • 84.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 58.06
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 100
% Proficiency Score: 91.1

In eastern Massachusetts, you will find the two-part school district of Acton and Acton-Boxborough. The Acton School District offers 5 schools for pre-kindergarten to grade 6, with a student-teacher ratio of 17:1. The Acton-Boxborough School District offers 2 schools for grade 7-12, with a student-teacher ratio of 15:8. Total student population is just over 5400, with over 330 teacher instructing in the classrooms. Learn more by visiting the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District website at abschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 81.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.22
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 73.7
% Proficiency Score: 95.53

In eastern Massachusetts, you will find the two-part school district of Concord and Concord-Carlisle. The Concord School District offers 4 schools for pre-kindergarten to grade 8 with a student-teacher ratio of 13:1. The Concord-Carlisle School District offers one school for grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13:4. The student population totals close to 3400 and there are close to 250 teachers on staff in the districts. Learn more by visiting the Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District website at concordpublicschools.net.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 85.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 100
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 60.2
% Proficiency Score: 83.2

Situated in eastern Massachusetts, the Lincoln and Lincoln-Sudbury School Districts are comprised of 4 schools altogether. The Lincoln District offers 3 schools for Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8, while the Lincoln-Sudbury District offers one grade 9-12 school. Student-teacher ratios are 10:2 in the Lincoln District and 13:3 in the Lincoln-Sudbury District. The student population totals close to 3000 and there are 240 teachers employed in the districts. Learn more by visiting the Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln School District, Lincoln-Sudbury School District website at lincnet.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 74.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 83.81
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 58.2
% Proficiency Score: 100

Northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, is the Lexington School District which serves Middlesex County with 9 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. Over 6500 students populate the schools and there are over 530 teachers employed in the classrooms. The student-teacher ratio sits at 12:1. Lexington High School has been ranked #1 by Newsweek's Top Schools in 2014. Learn more by visiting the Lexington Public Schools website at lps.lexingtonma.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 89.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 77.15
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.45
% Proficiency Score: 94.37

Norfolk County, Massachusetts is where you will find the affluent town of Wellesley and its school district, the Wellesley School District. This district is comprised of 9 schools spanning from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and has a student-teacher ratio of 13:1. Close to 5000 students attend the schools with over 350 teachers employed in the classrooms. Learn more by visiting the Wellesley Public Schools website at wellesley.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 76.76
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.47
% Proficiency Score: 92.71

The ever-evolving and improving Andover School District serves the communities of Andover, located in Essex County in northwest Massachusetts. This district is comprised of 10 schools, covering pre-kindergarten up to grade 12. The student-teacher ratio is at 14:1, with over 6000 students in attendance and over 400 teachers instructing in the district. This district has a strong connection to its community. Learn more by visiting the Andover Public Schools website at aps1.net.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 83.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.55
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 71.8
% Proficiency Score: 88.77

Northeastern Massachusetts is home to the Marblehead School District, which has 8 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in its operation. The student-teacher ratio is 14:1, with over 3000 students in attendance and over 230 teachers on staff in this district. This district provides education to communities in Essex County. Learn more by visiting the Marblehead Public Schools website at marbleheadschools.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 79.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.38
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 66.26
% Proficiency Score: 93.84

Located west of Boston, the town of Wayland is home to the Wayland School District which operates 5 schools with programming from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. Total student population is over 2700, with close to 200 teachers instructing in the classrooms and a student-teacher ratio of 14:1. This district has strong support and dedication from its parents and community. Learn more by visiting the Wayland Public Schools website at wayland.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 84.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 96.29
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 83.12
% Proficiency Score: 55.77

A part of the New England community of Berkshire County, the town of North Adams has its youth's educational needs met by the North Adams School District. This district is composed of 4 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The student-teacher ratio is at 11:1. There are 1500 students in attendance and close to 150 teachers employed with the district. Learn more by visiting the North Adams Public Schools website at napsk12.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 50.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 68.58
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 75.42
% Proficiency Score: 89.34

Located in the County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, the Chelmsford School District serves the town of Chelmsford with 8 schools. The district's programming ranges from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. There is a student population of over 5000 and close to 350 teachers employed in the district. This district excels in the arts and athletics. Learn more by visiting the Chelmsford Public Schools website at chelmsford.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 80.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 97.01
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 63.06
% Proficiency Score: 72.59

Cambridge is home to Harvard University, one of the world's most prestigious universities and also home to the Cambridge School District, which has under its operation, 17 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. Over 6000 students attend the schools with over 550 teachers to instruct in the classrooms. The student-teacher ratio stands at 11:0. Learn more by visiting the Cambridge Public Schools website at cpsd.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 400 Total Support Staff
  • 65.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 76.65
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 61.84
% Proficiency Score: 91.02

The town of Holliston is located southwest of Boston, Massachusetts, in the New England County of Middlesex. This community has its youth's educational requirements met by the Holliston School District, which operates 4 schools for pre-kindergarten to grade 12. Over 2800 students attend the schools with over 200 teachers staffed in the classrooms. The student-teacher ratio is 13:1. Learn more by visiting the Holliston Public Schools website at holliston.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 81.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.58
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 58.91
% Proficiency Score: 94.96

The town of Sharon is part of Greater Boston, Massachusetts; its educational needs are serviced by the Sharon School District, with 5 schools ranging from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The student-teacher ratio is 14:1. Total students in attendance are over 3400, with over 240 teachers to provide instruction in the classrooms. This district celebrates diversity with various specialized programs. Learn more by visiting the Sharon Public Schools website at sharon.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 85.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.08
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 63.78
% Proficiency Score: 90.49

Just southwest of Boston, Massachusetts, is the Brookline School District which serves Norfolk County with 11 schools for pre-kindergarten to grade 12. There are over 7000 students populating the schools and over 550 teachers instructing in the classrooms. The student-teacher ratio stands at 12:8. This district strives to provide students with skills to pursue a productive and fulfilling life. Learn more by visiting the The Public Schools of Brookline website at brookline.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 400 Total Support Staff
  • 81.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 57.75
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 76.98
% Proficiency Score: 94.39

Located in central Massachusetts, operating in the County of Worcester, the Shrewsbury School District is comprised of 9 schools spanning from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The student-teacher ratio is 20:1, with over 6000 students in attendance and just over 280 teachers on staff. High success in academics, visual/performing arts, and athletics are just some of the district's many achievements. Learn more by visiting the Shrewsbury Public Schools website at schools.shrewsburyma.gov.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 71.93
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 61.06
% Proficiency Score: 96.06

The Westwood School District serves the town of Westwood and its communities in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The district is comprised of 8 schools providing grades from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The student-teacher ratio is at 14:3, with over 3000 students populating the schools and over 200 teachers employed in the classrooms. The district ensures a constantly evolving learning environment by providing a dynamic, up-to-date curriculum. Learn more by visiting the Westwood Public Schools website at westwood.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 86.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.81
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 55.64
% Proficiency Score: 91.06

Situated close to the Massachusetts-Connecticut border, the town of Longmeadow is serviced by the Longmeadow School District. This district has 6 schools in its operation and is proud to be a part of a rich, historic New England community. The student-teacher ratio is 13:1, with over 2800 students in attendance and just over 230 teachers staffed in the classrooms. Learn more by visiting the Longmeadow Public Schools website at longmeadow.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 81.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 76.03
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 67.11
% Proficiency Score: 83.2

The beautiful coastal town of Ipswich located in the northeastern corner of Massachusetts, is home to the Ipswich School District and includes 4 schools. The district's programming includes pre-kindergarten up to grade 12. The student population totals over 2000 and there are over 150 classroom teachers employed in the district. The student-teacher ratio is 14:1. This district's specialized curriculum focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Learn more by visiting the Ipswich Public Schools website at ipsk12.net.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 74.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 79
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 61.06
% Proficiency Score: 85.4

The coastal city of Newburyport in Essex County, Massachusetts is home to the Newburyport School District. In this district, there are 5 schools to accommodate the communities' educational requirements, covering pre-kindergarten up to grade 12. The student-teacher ratio stands at 14:1, with a student population of over 2300 and over 150 teachers instructing in the classrooms. This district has a mission to prepare students for the world. Learn more by visiting the Newburyport Public Schools website at newburyport.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 76.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78.2
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 67.3
% Proficiency Score: 79.81

Worcester County in eastern Massachusetts, is home to Northborough and the Northborough School District. This district operates 5 schools with programming ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 8. The student-teacher ratio is at 14:1, with a student population of close to 2000 and close to 150 teachers staffed in the classrooms. Exceptional education and a safe environment is this district's aim. Learn more by visiting the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough website at nsboro.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 71.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 82.05
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 62.1
% Proficiency Score: 80.41

Situated southwest of Boston, Massachusetts, the town of Dedham is served by the Dedham School District which is renowned as one of America's first free tax-supported school system. The district is comprised of 7 schools, spanning from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The student-teacher ratio is at 13:1, with close to 3000 students in attendance and over 200 teachers employed in the classrooms. Learn more by visiting the Dedham Public Schools website at dedham.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 72.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.1
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 54.85
% Proficiency Score: 94.34

Situated in northeast Massachusetts, the town of Lynnfield is home to the Lynnfield School District. As part of Essex County, this district is comprised of 5 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The student-teacher ratio is at 13:9. There are over 2000 students attending the school with over 150 teacher employed in the classrooms. Learn more by visiting the Lynnfield Public Schools website at lynnfield.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 79.74
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 83.34
% Proficiency Score: 60.73

Located in the northernmost part of the state of Massachusetts in Franklin County, Greenfield School District operates a total of eight schools. This public PK-12 school district employs over 130 teachers to instruct approximately 1,700 students. With a student to teacher ratio of 13:1, Greenfield School District believes that all learning begins with meaningful relationships. Learn more by visiting the Greenfield School District website at greenfield.k12.wi.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 54.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.34
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 65.84
% Proficiency Score: 83.2

The town of Auburn is located in Worcester County, Massachusetts and its educational system is operated by the Auburn School District with 6 schools spanning pre-kindergarten to grade 12. There are over 2300 students attending the schools, over 150 teachers employed in the district and the student-teacher ratio is at 13:8. This district provides before and after school programs for its parents and students. Learn more by visiting the Auburn Public Schools website at auburn.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 74.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 76.47
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 54.38
% Proficiency Score: 92.16

Located in central Massachusetts and operating in the town of Westborough and its communities, the Westborough School District offers 6 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. This district is encouraging the use of technology with its students and has a student-teacher ratio of 13:1. The student population totals over 3500 and there are over 250 teachers employed in the district. Learn more by visiting the Westborough Public Schools website at westboroughk12.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 82.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.31
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 59.83
% Proficiency Score: 88.75

Located on the South Shore of Massachusetts in Plymouth County, the Marshfield School District serves the town and communities of Marshfield with 7 schools. The district includes programs from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and fosters a collaborative, safe, and healthy learning environment for its close to 4500 students. There are over 300 teachers employed in the district and the student-teacher ratio stands at 13:8 Learn more by visiting the Marshfield Public Schools website at mpsd.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 79.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.87
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 53.22
% Proficiency Score: 93.84

Situated in Plymouth County in eastern Massachusetts, the census designated town of Scituate has its youth's educational requirements met by the Scituate School District. The district is comprised of 6 schools, covering pre-kindergarten up to grade 12. The student-teacher ratio is at 14:1, with over 3200 students in attendance and over 200 teachers staffed in the classrooms. This district fosters life-long learning in its students. Learn more by visiting the Scituate Public Schools website at scituate.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 84.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 83.58
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 47.67
% Proficiency Score: 90.49

Within the Greater Boston area in eastern Massachusetts, lies the town of Bedford and its school district, the Bedford School District. This district covers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and provides special rights and services for homeless students. The student-teacher ratio is at 13:1 with over 2500 students attending the district's schools and close to 200 teachers instructing in the classrooms. Learn more by visiting the Bedford Public Schools website at bedford.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 81.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 65.73
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 63.16
% Proficiency Score: 92.73

A suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, the town of Needham is home to the Needham School District and to 8 schools covering programs from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. There are close to 5500 students attending the schools, over 350 teachers in the classrooms and a student-teacher ratio of 15:2. Within this district's curriculum, is an array of extra-curricular programs meant to enhance each student's learning experience. Learn more by visiting the Needham Public Schools website at needham.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 83.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 79.58
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 53.85
% Proficiency Score: 87.1

At the most northeastern tip of Massachusetts, is the town of Swampscott and its school district, the Swampscott School District. With 5 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, this district encompasses the core values of respect, effort, academics, compassion, and honesty. The student-teacher ratio is at 12:9, with over 2200 students in attendance and close to 200 teachers staffed in the classrooms. Learn more by visiting the Swampscott School District website at swampscott.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 78.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 71.49
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 50.46
% Proficiency Score: 98.33

Located in Middlesex County, northeastern Massachusetts, the town of Westford has its communities' educational needs met by the Westford School District. This district is comprised of 10 schools, with programming in pre-kindergarten to grade 12. There are over 5000 students populating the schools with over 350 teachers staffed in the classrooms. The student-teacher ratio is at 14:1. Learn more by visiting the Westford Public Schools website at westfordk12.us.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 88.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 73.84
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 48.88
% Proficiency Score: 96.63

The Winchester School District is located in the city of Winchester, near the South Downs National Park in Massachusetts. This district operates 7 schools from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and has a mission to promote a love of life-long learning amongst its close to 4400 students. There are over 308 teachers instructing in the classrooms and a student-teacher ratio of 14:1 in this district. Learn more by visiting the Winchester Public Schools website at winchester.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 86.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 73.49
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 51.32
% Proficiency Score: 94.37

Located in Middlesex County, west of the city of Boston, Sudbury School District operates five schools from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. With a student enrollment of almost 3,000, this public school district employs over 210 teachers to meet the educational needs of its pupils. Sudbury School Districts is committed to excellence in educating their students. Learn more by visiting the Sudbury School District website at sudbury.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.11
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 58.52
% Proficiency Score: 86.51

Located south of the city of Boston in Norfolk County, Canton School District operates a total of six schools. This public PK-12 school board employs almost 240 to instruct over 3,200 students maintaining a 14:1 student to teacher ratio. Canton School District and its teaching and administrative staff are dedicated to helping each student achieve success. Learn more by visiting the Canton School District website at cantonsdk12.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 77.5 Avg % Proficiency
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SCORE: 72.75
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 66.19
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 57.69
% Proficiency Score: 94.37

The town of Hingham can be located in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts and it is served by the Hingham School District for its educational needs, from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. This district has a strong anti-bullying prevention and intervention program in place. There are over 4000 students in attendance, close to 300 teachers employed in the classrooms, and there is a student-teacher ratio of 15:1. Learn more by visiting the Hingham Schools website at hinghamschools.com.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 80.95
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 58.62
% Proficiency Score: 78.67

The beautiful coastal Cape Cod town of Falmouth, located at the bottom tip of Massachusetts, is home to the Falmouth School District. This district operates 7 schools for pre-kindergarten up to grade 12. With over 3500 students in attendance and close to 300 teacher employed in the district, the student-teacher ratio stands at 12:1. "Continuous improvement for students, teachers, staff, and administrators" is one of the district's core beliefs. Learn more by visiting the Falmouth Public Schools website at falmouth.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 70.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 64.28
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 62.83
% Proficiency Score: 91

Just northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, lies the town of Arlington and its school district, the Arlington School District. This district is responsible for the operation of 10 schools, from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and provides advocacy and specialized programming for students with special needs. The student population totals close to 5000 and there are over 330 teachers to instruct in the classrooms. The student-teacher ratio stands at 14:6. Learn more by visiting the Arlington Public Schools website at arlington.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 81.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78.77
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 76.78
% Proficiency Score: 62.48

Serving the town of Marlborough and surrounding areas, Marlborough School District is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. This public school board operates six elementary, middle, and high schools with an enrollment of over 4,500 students and a teaching staff of approximately 350. Marlborough School District values excellence as a standard for educational programs and services as well as internal operations. Learn more by visiting the Marlborough School District website at mps-edu.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 56.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 76.67
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 66.8
% Proficiency Score: 74.24

In Hampshire County, western Massachusetts, is found the town of South Hadley and its school district, the South Hadley School District. This district is home to 4 schools, ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The student-teacher ratio is at 12:7, with close to 2000 students in attendance and over 150 teachers staffed in the classrooms. This district takes a strong stand against bullying with specialized programs. Learn more by visiting the South Hadley Public Schools website at southhadleyschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 66.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.05
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 51.91
% Proficiency Score: 91.55

Located in Norfolk County in central Massachusetts, Medfield School District serves the town of Medfield and surrounding areas. This school district operates a total of five school from PK to grade 12 and employs almost 200?teachers to meet the educational demand of its student enrollment of approximately 2,700. Medfield School District is dedicated to creating a dynamic and collegial learning environment.? Learn more by visiting the Medfield School District website at medfield.net.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 82.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 61.31
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 63.47
% Proficiency Score: 92.73

Medway town, located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts is home to the Medway School District, which provides its communities with 5 schools covering pre-kindergarten to grade 12. This district has an active athletics program and offers a student-teacher ratio of 16:1. There are close to 2500 students populating the schools and 150 teachers instructing in the classrooms. Learn more by visiting the Medway Public Schools website at medwayschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 83.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 99.76
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 62.76
% Proficiency Score: 54.73

Located in Essex County north of the city of Boston, Salem Public Schools District operates 11 elementary, middle, and high schools. With an enrollment of over 4,300 students, this district employs approximately 430 teachers to meet educational demand and maintain a student to teacher ratio of 13:1. Salem Public Schools prides themselves on providing each student with a sound education. Learn more by visiting the Salem Public Schools website at salem.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 49.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 84.22
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 62.67
% Proficiency Score: 70.34

As part of the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts, the town of Watertown is served by the Watertown School District for its communities' educational needs. The district is comprised of 5 schools, ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, three being elementary, one middle, and one comprehensive high school. The student population totals over 2500, there are close to 250 teachers on staff, and the student- teacher ratio is 12:1. Learn more by visiting the Watertown Public Schools website at watertown.k12.ma.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 63.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 79.12
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 62.89
% Proficiency Score: 74.84

Serving Hampden County and located in the western portion of the state of Maine, Agawam Public Schools operates a total of eight schools. This PK-12 school district employs approximately 320 teachers to instruct over 4,107 students. With a student to teacher ratio of 13:1, Agawam Public Schools vows to put children first. Learn more by visiting the Agawam Public Schools website at agawampublicschools.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 67.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 72.55
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 65.39
% Proficiency Score: 78.73

Located in central Maine in Worcester County, Millbury School District operates three schools. With a student population of almost 1,800, this district employs a teaching staff of approximately 130 to meet the educational needs of its students. Millbury School District is committed to providing a wide variety of learning experiences for its pupils. Learn more by visiting the Millbury School District website at millburyschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 70.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 83.33
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 63.52
% Proficiency Score: 69.75

Located in Essex County, north of Salem, Gloucester School District operates a total of eight schools from preschool to grade 12. This public school district employs more than 250 teachers to instruct its student population of approximately 3,080. With a 12:1 student to teacher ratio, Gloucester School District is dedicated to help their students become successful, engaged, lifelong learners. Learn more by visiting the Gloucester School District website at gloucesterschools.com.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 62.5 Avg % Proficiency

Continued List of School Districts in Massachusetts

RankingSchool DistrictSchoolsTeachersOverall Score
#51 Northampton Public Schools620672.1
#52 Stoneham School District618472.09
#53 Hopkington Public Schools624471.57
#54 Grafton School District620871.55
#55 Georgetown School District410971.49
#56 West Springfield Public Schools1029971.32
#57 East Longmeadow School District519871.28
#58 Belmont Public Schools624671.25
#59 Norwell School District416271.11
#60 Natick Public Schools836070.94
#61 Mansfield Public School531270.91
#62 Foxborough School District520970.89
#63 Hudson School District623870.76
#64 Milford School District731370.63
#65 Barnstable Public School District737070.45
#66 Melrose School District825770.4
#67 Burlington School District629570.4
#68 Tyngsborough School District313170.13
#69 Lunenburg Public Schools310170.11
#70 Walpole School District828470.01
#71 Maynard School District310469.88
#72 Westfield High School (Massachusetts)1244869.82
#73 North Reading School District519369.72
#74 Pittsfield High School (Massachusetts)1248269.59
#75 Franklin School District1140569.57
#76 Mashpee School District413469.57
#77 Bellingham School District717169.48
#78 Braintree Public Schools1040269.44
#79 Reading Public Schools931769.34
#80 Chicopee Public Schools1561869.27
#81 Amesbury School District415769.2
#82 Wakefield School District625468.62
#83 Oxford School District513768.61
#84 Waltham School District946468.58
#85 Ludlow School District522468.35
#86 Sutton School District410168.21
#87 Norwood School District827468.01
#88 Uxbridge School District412567.82
#89 Tewksbury School District724967.81
#90 Westport School District410367.75
#91 Danvers School District726767.68
#92 Seekonk School District414467.59
#93 Ashland School District517567.56
#94 Nantucket School District312367.5
#95 Beverly School District730167.46
#96 Duxbury School District423467.13
#97 Belchertown School District517067.06
#98 Wilmington School District827167.04
#99 Saugus School District721367.01
#100 North Andover School District727566.98
#101 North Attleborough School District927766.96
#102 Fairhaven School District514366.94
#103 Rockland School District514566.84
#104 Carver School District213366.57
#105 Palmer School District311866.46
#106 Medford Public Schools938966.23
#107 Plymouth Public Schools1361266.21
#108 Milton School District627266.04
#109 Easton School District726766.01
#110 Leominster School District1245365.97
#111 Woburn School District1136265.84
#112 Billerica School District937765.81
#113 Dartmouth School District627865.78
#114 Attleboro School District1039165.34
#115 Easthampton School District511765.16
#116 Norton School District518964.97
#117 Bourne School District415764.94
#118 Holyoke School Department1250064.83
#119 Leicester School District411264.76
#120 Somerville School District1141164.54
#121 Weymouth School District1243364.53
#122 Randolph School District624364.13
#123 East Bridgewater School District312964.11
#124 Northbridge School District417364.11
#125 Stoughton School District828963.95
#126 Clinton School District313063.78
#127 Pembroke School District520263.62
#128 Swansea School District615563.31
#129 Abington School District512763.05
#130 Winthrop School District414762.87
#131 Hanover School District518962.73
#132 Quincy School District1967962.7
#133 Peabody Public Schools1044662.6
#134 Wareham School District722062.13
#135 Framingham Public School District1364862.05
#136 Middleborough School District522661.94
#137 Somerset School District512861.7
#138 Webster School District313461.55
#139 Winchendon School District610561.11
#140 Gardner School District617860.71
#141 Malden School District745360.57
#142 Haverhill High School1650260.4
#143 Lowell Public Schools2498460.22
#144 Taunton High School1450060.13
#145 Sandwich School District415759.61
#146 Springfield Public Schools542,10659.45
#147 Boston Public Schools1204,00158.9
#148 Fitchburg School District835758.85
#149 Dracut School District821258.55
#150 Worcester Public Schools451,41358.55
#151 Revere Public Schools1150757.87
#152 Lawrence Public Schools341,05257.43
#153 Methuen High School646257.34
#154 Brockton Public Schools241,11357.26
#155 Fall River Public Schools1771756.81
#156 Southbridge School District416256.74
#157 New Bedford Public Schools2681654.48
#158 Everett Public Schools948554.42
#159 Lynn Public Schools2698554.1
#160 Chelsea High School (Massachusetts)941353.11

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey