Education

Newton Massachusetts
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 27,922 1,739,541
Nursery school, preschool 1,915 6.86% 114,276 6.57%
Kindergarten 1,258 4.51% 83,601 4.81%
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 8,144 29.17% 632,930 36.38%
High school (grades 9-12) 4,110 14.72% 342,429 19.69%
College or graduate school 12,495 44.75% 566,305 32.55%

Source: American Community Survey, 3-Year Estimates (2008-2010)

Educational Attainment

Newton MA U.S.
Population 25 years and over 54,147 4,418,255 202,053,193
Less than 9th grade 2.10% 4.90% 6.20%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1.90% 6.20% 8.50%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 11.20% 26.20% 28.40%
Some college, no degree 7.90% 16.50% 21.30%
Associate's degree 3.10% 7.70% 7.60%
Bachelor's degree 27.50% 22.00% 17.60%
Graduate or professional degree 46.40% 16.50% 10.40%

Source: American Community Survey, 3-Year Estimates (2008-2010)

4-Year Graduation Rate

Cohort Graduated Still in School
Newton MA Newton MA Newton MA
All Students 912 74,307 95.5% 83.4% 3.5% 6.6%
Male 469 37,982 94.5% 80.5% 4.7% 8.1%
Female 443 36,325 96.6% 86.5% 2.3% 5.0%
Limited English Proficiency 46 4,373 87.0% 56.2% 10.9% 17.4%
Special Education 262 14,521 88.2% 65.6% 10.3% 16.8%
Low Income 144 29,402 86.8% 69.8% 8.3% 11.7%
Black or African American 52 6,767 88.5% 70.7% 9.6% 13.0%
Asian 119 3,565 97.5% 87.7% 2.5% 5.4%
Hispanic 56 10,364 87.5% 61.9% 7.1% 13.8%
White 649 52,107 96.3% 89.1% 2.9% 4.4%
Multi-race, non-Hispanic 36 1,229 97.2% 81.2% 2.8% 8.1%
Cohort GED Dropped Out
Newton MA Newton MA Newton MA
All Students 912 74,307 0.2% 1.7% 0.8% 7.2%
Male 469 37,982 0.4% 1.9% 0.4% 8.3%
Female 443 36,325 0.0% 1.5% 1.1% 6.0%
Limited English Proficiency 46 4,373 0.0% 0.7% 2.2% 19.0%
Special Education 262 14,521 0.0% 1.8% 1.5% 13.2%
Low Income 144 29,402 0.7% 2.7% 4.2% 13.5%
Black or African American 52 6,767 1.9% 1.7% 0.0% 12.2%
Asian 119 3,565 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 4.9%
Hispanic 56 10,364 0.0% 2.6% 5.4% 18.3%
White 649 52,107 0.2% 1.5% 0.6% 4.5%
Multi-race, non-Hispanic 36 1,229 0.0% 2.1% 0.0% 7.4%

Source: Massachusetts Department of Education, 2011

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