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Medford

Key educational benchmarks
Medford Massachusetts
% of third graders who score proficient or above in reading on MCAS 47% 57%
% of students graduating high school within four years 85.7% 85.0%
Early education and care
   
% of children under age 6 with all parents in the labor force 76.3%
69.1%
# of preschool-aged (3-5 yrs) children 1,610
224,901
% of preschool-aged children enrolled in an early education program 72.8%
60.4%
# of public school preschool programs 4
478
# of licensed center-based programs 11
2,202
# of licensed family child care providers 46
7,871
# of programs that are Massachusetts Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Classroom Quality grantees 0
246
K-12 education1
   
# of students enrolled in public school 4,590
955,739
% of public school students identified as low-income 34.3%
38.3%
% of public school students whose first language is not English 24.2%
17.8%
% of public school students receiving special education services 18.5%
17.0%
% of public school kindergarten students attending full-day kindergarten 100.0%
88.0%
 
Child population
Birth-5 6-18
  Medford Massachusetts Medford Massachusetts
# of children 3,464 442,592 6,648 1,074,498
% of children living below the poverty line2 8.4%
15.8%
7.3%
13.1%
% who are Black or African American 11.2% 7.4% 14.0% 7.3%
% who are Asian 9.2% 6.3% 6.7% 5.2%
% who are Hispanic or Latino 8.2% 16.9% 6.2% 13.9%
% who are White 61.9% 63.1% 66.7% 69.1%
% of students who are another race, or two or more races3 9.5% 6.2% 6.4% 4.4%
   
1 Community data excludes charter and vocational schools. Low-income is defined as up to 185% of the federal poverty guideline, or $40,793 for a family of four.
2 Includes children birth to 17. The 2013 federal poverty guideline for a family of four is $23,550 per year.
3 Includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.
Sources: Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Census 2010, ACS 08-12.
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