Massachusetts School and District Profiles


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State Contact Information

75 Pleasant Street
Malden MA 02148-5023
(781) 338-3000
FAX: (781) 338-3770

Commissioner : Jeffrey C. Riley

Number of School Districts
Number of Schools
Grades Served
Operating Schools: 2020-2021 School Year*
Operating School Districts 400 Type of Public Schools
Charter Schools 78 Elementary 1,105
Commonwealth 72 Middle/Junior High 336
Horace Mann 6 Secondary 399
Commonwealth Virtual School 2 Total 1,840
Educational Collaboratives 25

Student Race and Ethnicity

Selected Populations

2019 Student Achievement

Massachusetts and Nationwide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

NAEP, or the National Assessment of Educational Progress, is often called the "Nation's Report Card." It is the only measure of student achievement in the United States that allows you to compare the performance of students in Massachusetts with the performance of students across the nation or in other states. Students take the NAEP in reading and mathematics every two years. When reviewing these results, it is important to keep in mind that the NAEP results are based on a small sample of students across Massachusetts, not the population of Massachusetts students. For more information, please visit

Next Generation MCAS (Average Scaled Score)

English language arts, Mathematics and Science - Grades 3-8
Not Meeting ExpectationsPartially Meeting ExpectationsMeeting
Exceeding Expectations
English language arts and Mathematics - Grades 10
Not Meeting ExpectationsPartially Meeting ExpectationsMeeting
Exceeding Expectations

The Composite Performance Index (CPI) is a number from 1-100 that represents the extent to which students have attained or are progressing toward proficiency in a given subject. Students who demonstrate proficiency on MCAS tests, and students with severe cognitive disabilities who score at the Progressing level on the MCAS-Alternate assessment, receive 100 CPI points. Our state's CPIs for 2019 are below.

Legacy MCAS (CPI)

Notes: Enrollment data are reported for the 2020–2021 school year and Assessment data are reported for the 2018–2019 school year. More about the data.