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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Worcester Public Schools is a public school district located in Worcester, MA. It has 25,861 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

Worcester Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1080
1,038 responses
Average ACT
25
82 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
25,861
Free or Reduced Lunch
57.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,315
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$383,203,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,299/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$24,971
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Median Home Value
$179,495
National
$184,700

Worcester Public Schools Reviews

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I feel lucky to have attended Worcester Public Schools my whole life. When I think back to Elementary School, Middle School, and my High School I have encountered many dedicated and hard working teachers. They have always encouraged me to believe in myself while keeping their expectations of me very high. My mother also grew up in the Worcester Public Schools and has been teaching in an Elementary School in Worcester for over twenty years. Proud to be from Worcester!
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I grew up In the Worcester public schools since pre-k to senior year. I Have seen a lot of changes of the years especially when it has came to diversity. Over the years being a student, I have seen a big impact of diversity in my schools with people from all over the world. One thing I probably would like to see a change in is the college readiness area. I think our teachers should push us more and concentrate more on what we should expect for college instead of coming in blindsided almost. but overall being a Worcester public school student has taught me to be more well rounded and a over achiever!
Worcester MA has some of the best educational resources in the country. I have been a student under Worcester Public Schools almost my entire life and I couldn't have been more satisfied. Courses are perfectly executed, schools, classrooms, and institutions are perfect! Each grade does an unbelievable job preparing you for the next and challenging you to a level of high operation.