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Key educational benchmarks
Community Massachusetts
% of third graders who score proficient or above in reading on MCAS
%
57%
% of students graduating high school within four years
%
85.0%
Early education and care
   
% of children under age 6 with all parents in the labor force
%
69.1%
# of preschool-aged (3-5 yrs) children
#
224,901
% of preschool-aged children enrolled in an early education program
%
60.4%
# of public school preschool programs
#
478
# of licensed center-based programs
#
2,202
# of licensed family child care providers
#
7,871
# of programs that are Massachusetts Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Classroom Quality grantees
#
238
K-12 education1
   
# of students enrolled in public school
#
955,739
% of public school students identified as low-income
%
38.3%
% of public school students whose first language is not English
%
17.8%
% of public school students receiving special education services
%
17.0%
% of public school kindergartners attending full-day kindergarten
%
87.0%
# of full-day kindergarten classrooms supported by the MA Quality Full-Day Kindergarten grant
#
2,280
 
Child population Birth-5 6-18
  Community Massachusetts Community Massachusetts
# of children
#
442,592
#
1,074,498
% of children living below poverty2
%
15.8%
%
13.1%
% who are Black or African American
%
7.4%
%
7.3%
% who are Asian
%
6.3%
%
5.2%
% who are Hispanic or Latino
%
16.9%
%
13.9%
% who are White
%
63.1%
%
69.1%
% of children who are another race, or two or more races3
%
6.2%
%
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 2011 federal poverty guideline for a family of four is $22,350 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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