Massachusetts State Information

Where Massachusetts Ranks
Massachusetts National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $8,727 $7,734 13
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 21.0 21.2 32
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $33,168 $29,564 11
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $51,942 $45,771 8
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 75 %71 % 21
  • Black
  • 59 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • 46 %52 %
  • White
  • 81 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Deval Patrick (D)
    Acting Commissioner of Education: Jeffrey Nellhaus
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 980,459
    No. of Districts: 350
    No. of Public Schools: 1,860
    No. of Public School Teachers: 72,062
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $10.3 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 50.1%
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 26.2%
    Students With Disabilities: 15.7%
    English-Language Learners: 5%

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