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State of Massachusetts Summary

There are 400 districts, 1,835 public schools, and 72 charter schools in Massachusetts serving 953,369 students. Financially the state of Massachusetts spends approximately $16,071 per student. There are 69,342 full-time teachers receiving a total of $5,644,823,264 in salaries and $2,247,971,266 in total benefits. 288,790 students receive a free lunch and 45,721 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 400
Total Schools: 1,835
Charter Schools: 72
Full-time Teachers: 69,342
Total Students: 953,369
LEP / ELL Students: 65,230
IEP Students: 167,323
Freshman Graduation Rate: 83%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 288,790
Reduced Lunch: 45,721
Revenue Per Student: $16,071
Salaries: $5,644,823,264
Employee Benefits: $2,247,971,266

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

Massachusetts Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 51.90%
Grade 4 Reading 53.40%
Elementary School Science 51.10%
Grade 8 Math 54.70%
Grade 8 Reading 78.00%
Middle School Science 39.40%
High School Math 79.80%
High School Reading 91.20%
High School Science 69.90%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.