snapshot: education as a percent, 2012

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Oct. 24, 2013
Displayed is the percent of general fund expenditures spent on education in each community. The Department of Revenue data is for fiscal 2012.
CommunityPercent spent on educationRank
ABINGTON50.1221
ACTON67.211
ACUSHNET62.136
ADAMS38.4308
AGAWAM46.5256
ALFORD46.5256
AMESBURY54.3152
AMHERST55.4131
ANDOVER54159
AQUINNAH26.2334
ARLINGTON44281
ASHBURNHAM54.1157
ASHBY55.6125
ASHFIELD6150
ASHLAND54.2153
ATHOL23.1335
ATTLEBORO55.4131
AUBURN54.5149
AVON34.7319
AYER47.3250
BARNSTABLE50.9207
BARRE52187
BECKET48242
BEDFORD45.9262
BELCHERTOWN55.5127
BELLINGHAM57101
BELMONT53.2171
BERKLEY67.211
BERLIN55.7122
BERNARDSTON61.149
BEVERLY49.7224
BILLERICA48.5238
BLACKSTONE48.8233
BLANDFORD57.296
BOLTON61.842
BOSTON36.3314
BOURNE48.3239
BOXBOROUGH60.755
BOXFORD65.716
BOYLSTON58.874
BRAINTREE56.1114
BREWSTER45.6269
BRIDGEWATER57.888
BRIMFIELD715
BROCKTON61.246
BROOKFIELD61.940
BROOKLINE41.4298
BUCKLAND56.5109
BURLINGTON51.1202
CAMBRIDGE28.8330
CANTON53.1172
CARLISLE67.99
CARVER69.66
CHARLEMONT57.296
CHARLTON53.9162
CHATHAM28.3332
CHELMSFORD47.1252
CHELSEA56.9102
CHESHIRE58.383
CHESTER63.623
CHESTERFIELD59.764
CHICOPEE51.2199
CHILMARKNANA
CLARKSBURG791
CLINTON50.9207
COHASSET44.6275
COLRAIN60.853
CommunityPercent spent on educationRank
CONCORD60.457
CONWAY58.874
CUMMINGTON56.8103
DALTON60.853
DANVERS43.9283
DARTMOUTH58.578
DEDHAMNANA
DEERFIELD63.328
DENNIS36.9311
DIGHTON59.863
DOUGLAS53.5169
DOVER60.556
DRACUT57.1100
DUDLEY52.2184
DUNSTABLE62.832
DUXBURY59.665
EAST BRIDGEWATER46.5256
EAST BROOKFIELD46.9253
EASTHAM35.7315
EASTHAMPTON44.1280
EAST LONGMEADOW43287
EASTON53.1172
EDGARTOWN33.8324
EGREMONT42295
ERVING34.1321
ESSEX60.952
EVERETT47.8244
FAIRHAVEN54159
FALL RIVER49.1231
FALMOUTH41300
FITCHBURG52.6182
FLORIDA51.1202
FOXBOROUGH51.9191
FRAMINGHAM57.592
FRANKLIN57.592
FREETOWN54.5149
GARDNER51.8193
GEORGETOWN58.874
GILL55.9118
GLOUCESTER36.9311
GOSHEN56116
GOSNOLDNANA
GRAFTON57.689
GRANBY5972
GRANVILLE63.623
GREAT BARRINGTON55.8120
GREENFIELD36.8313
GROTON58.479
GROVELAND63.229
HADLEY41.8297
HALIFAX56.7106
HAMILTON67.310
HAMPDEN71.44
HANCOCK72.43
HANOVER52.9175
HANSON45.7267
HARDWICK50.9207
HARVARD55.2135
HARWICH31.1326
HATFIELDNANA
HAVERHILL50.2220
HAWLEY50.5218
HEATH44.2279
HINGHAM48.6237
HINSDALENANA
HOLBROOK45.9262
HOLDEN58.284
HOLLAND63.426
HOLLISTON58.973
HOLYOKE45.9262
HOPEDALE51.8193
HOPKINTON58.479
HUBBARDSTONNANA
HUDSON55.6125
HULL39.5305
HUNTINGTON69.18
IPSWICH55.2135
KINGSTON52.3183
LAKEVILLE60.259
LANCASTER61.246
LANESBOROUGH55.9118
LAWRENCE62.136
LEE47.3250
LEICESTER60.161
LENOX49.8223
LEOMINSTER58.479
LEVERETT66.115
LEXINGTON59.368
LEYDEN59.665
LINCOLN46.2261
LITTLETON49.4226
LONGMEADOW64.917
LOWELL55.1139
LUDLOW47.8244
LUNENBURG56116
LYNN41.9296
LYNNFIELD52.1186
MALDEN42.9289
MANCHESTER54.1157
MANSFIELD53.6166
MARBLEHEAD46.6255
MARION53.3170
MARLBOROUGH55.4131
MARSHFIELD56.5109
MASHPEE40.7302
MATTAPOISETT53.9162
MAYNARD45.8265
MEDFIELD57.592
MEDFORDNANA
MEDWAY58.874
MELROSE39.1306
MENDON55.5127
MERRIMAC58.479
METHUEN57.296
MIDDLEBOROUGH46.5256
MIDDLEFIELD50.1221
MIDDLETON62.931
MILFORD52.7179
MILLBURY55141
MILLIS54.2153
MILLVILLE56.3113
MILTON51.8193
MONROE29.3328
MONSON34322
MONTAGUE53.8164
MONTEREY35.6316
MONTGOMERYNANA
MOUNT WASHINGTONNANA
NAHANT34.2320
NANTUCKET43287
NATICK45271
NEEDHAM49.3229
NEW ASHFORD75.22
NEW BEDFORD49.4226
NEW BRAINTREE58.186
NEWBURY54.7146
NEWBURYPORT42.4292
NEW MARLBOROUGH54.7146
NEW SALEM61.246
NEWTON56.1114
NORFOLK55.2135
NORTH ADAMS42.3293
NORTHAMPTON40.3304
NORTH ANDOVER55.5127
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH50.9207
NORTHBOROUGH61.940
NORTHBRIDGE41.4298
NORTH BROOKFIELD49.1231
NORTHFIELD66.314
NORTH READING51.5196
NORTON50.8213
NORWELL49.4226
NORWOOD42.2294
OAK BLUFFS39307
OAKHAM6150
ORANGE55.5127
ORLEANS29.9327
OTIS52.9175
OXFORD50.3219
PALMER57.495
PAXTON51.2199
PEABODY44.5278
PELHAM63.426
PEMBROKE52187
PEPPERELL6239
PERU56.4111
PETERSHAM64.220
PHILLIPSTON53174
PITTSFIELD42.5291
PLAINFIELD50.9207
PLAINVILLE33.9323
PLYMOUTH56.8103
PLYMPTON59.270
PRINCETON60.259
PROVINCETOWN14.4337
QUINCY35.6316
RANDOLPH56.7106
RAYNHAM54.9145
READING37.1310
REHOBOTH63.623
REVERE53.6166
RICHMOND62.235
ROCHESTER62.136
ROCKLAND48.2241
ROCKPORT44281
ROWE41300
ROWLEY54.4151
ROYALSTON33.8324
RUSSELL62.533
RUTLAND54.7146
SALEM44.6275
SALISBURY50.8213
SANDISFIELD51.9191
SANDWICH46.7254
SAUGUS42.6290
SAVOY51.2199
SCITUATE54.2153
SEEKONK48.8233
SHARON59.368
SHEFFIELD69.57
SHELBURNE57.689
SHERBORN6421
SHIRLEY52.2184
SHREWSBURY52.7179
SHUTESBURY60.358
SOMERSET55.7122
SOMERVILLE27.9333
SOUTHAMPTON61.345
SOUTHBOROUGH56.4111
SOUTHBRIDGE53.6166
SOUTH HADLEY51205
SOUTHWICK47.5248
SPENCER50.8213
SPRINGFIELD61.643
STERLINGNANA
STOCKBRIDGE35.4318
STONEHAM40.7302
STOUGHTON57.689
STOW64.519
STURBRIDGE55.2135
SUDBURY64.917
SUNDERLAND58.284
SUTTON55141
SWAMPSCOTT47.6247
SWANSEA55141
TAUNTON45.3270
TEMPLETONNANA
TEWKSBURY47.9243
TISBURY43.8285
TOLLANDNANA
TOPSFIELD44.7274
TOWNSEND55.1139
TRURO28.8330
TYNGSBOROUGH54159
TYRINGHAM22.6336
UPTON5887
UXBRIDGE55.7122
WAKEFIELD47.8244
WALES59.665
WALPOLE50.9207
WALTHAM43.3286
WARE49.3229
WAREHAM6330
WARREN47.5248
WARWICK51.4197
WASHINGTON51.1202
WATERTOWN37.4309
WAYLAND48.7236
WEBSTERNANA
WELLESLEY51.4197
WELLFLEET29.2329
WENDELL51205
WENHAM55.8120
WESTBOROUGH52.9175
WEST BOYLSTON48.3239
WEST BRIDGEWATER44.6275
WEST BROOKFIELD52187
WESTFIELD55.4131
WESTFORD55141
WESTHAMPTON6421
WESTMINSTER52.7179
WEST NEWBURY49.6225
WESTON48.8233
WESTPORT53.8164
WEST SPRINGFIELD46.4260
WEST STOCKBRIDGE61.544
WEST TISBURY56.7106
WESTWOOD52.9175
WEYMOUTH50.8213
WHATELY59.171
WHITMAN44.8273
WILBRAHAM62.334
WILLIAMSBURG54.2153
WILLIAMSTOWN56.8103
WILMINGTON57.296
WINCHENDON60.161
WINCHESTER45271
WINDSOR67.113
WINTHROP43.9283
WOBURN45.8265
WORCESTER50.6217
WORTHINGTONNANA
WRENTHAM52187
YARMOUTH45.7267
SOURCE: Department of Revenue