snapshot: home schooled per 1,000 students, 2011-2012

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Jan. 23, 2014
Some parents prefer to educate their children at home. The number of home-schooled students across the state was about 7.6 per 1,000 students, per community. The data shows the top 25 school, which are all smaller communities. The data, from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is for 2011-2012.
CommunityHome schooled per 1,000 studentsRankNumber home schooledTotal students
Abington7.5173192,528
Acton3.4266175,049
Acushnet6.4197101,565
Adams 10.2130131,278
Agawam17.668754,260
Alford 0.0319048
Amesbury8.5159232,718
Amherst19.060522,739
Andover5.4216417,557
Aquinnah 21.749146
Arlington12.0118715,929
Ashburnham 17.569201,140
Ashby 39.62322555
Ashfield 85.7421245
Ashland5.6212162,849
Athol 21.452381,778
Attleboro12.2112836,778
Auburn8.3161222,637
Avon1.63071645
Ayer 11.0125121,091
Barnstable10.0134605,991
Barre 19.25818936
Becket 19.7574203
Bedford6.6191162,422
Belchertown16.074452,819
BellinghamNANANANA
Belmont2.129494,387
Berkley17.667221,247
Berlin13.41006447
Bernardston 9.61433313
Beverly9.1151485,257
Billerica4.8231326,693
Blackstone 5.421581,469
Blandford 6.12011163
Bolton 4.623551,098
Boston1.530910971,830
Bourne10.7127282,611
Boxborough2.927731,025
Boxford12.5111221,765
Boylston13.79710731
Braintree2.5289155,967
Brewster3.525941,128
Bridgewater 15.778603,830
Brimfield11.71197597
Brockton4.32467717,995
Brookfield27.03314518
BrooklineNANANA7,071
Buckland 4.02491250
Burlington3.4266133,861
Cambridge3.4265257,270
CantonNANANANA
Carlisle13.699151,101
Carver13.992271,939
Charlemont 5.72091175
Charlton 13.3101332,481
Chatham2.22911448
Chelmsford6.3200365,754
Chelsea1.331386,138
Cheshire 22.0489409
Chester 46.31810216
Chesterfield 5.82071173
Chicopee7.2181598,242
Chilmark 35.4284113
Clarksburg14.6854274
Clinton8.4160172,027
Cohasset2.329041,738
Colrain 37.9248211
CommunityHome schooled per 1,000 studentsRankNumber home schooledTotal students
Concord2.928093,149
Conway3.22701308
Cummington 85.5510117
Dalton 2.728631,119
Danvers6.6189274,072
Dartmouth6.3199284,458
Dedham7.1183243,402
Deerfield3.52603847
Dennis 9.5146131,373
Devens 0.0319076
Dighton 14.586201,381
Douglas18.463321,738
Dover1.431121,437
Dracut5.4219275,035
Dudley 7.4174152,019
Dunstable 19.25914729
Duxbury4.4240153,397
East Bridgewater5.1225132,534
East Brookfield 33.42913389
Eastham2.02951498
Easthampton11.6120231,987
East Longmeadow5.9206172,888
Easton4.5237184,018
Edgartown10.21316591
Egremont 23.4433128
Erving7.31772273
Essex 9.91366604
Everett0.431736,942
Fairhaven0.031902,315
Fall River7.31769412,827
Falmouth9.7140394,039
Fitchburg8.2163516,212
Florida18.2652110
Foxborough3.027693,019
Framingham6.7187639,458
Franklin4.4243306,873
Freetown 14.488211,459
Gardner12.0116352,908
Georgetown0.031901,655
Gill 45.5199198
Gloucester12.5109463,677
Goshen 21.3533141
Gosnold0.031906
Grafton51.71325484
Granby14.389171,187
Granville22.9455218
Great Barrington 12.211311899
Greenfield0.031902,226
Groton 9.7141232,382
Groveland 13.895181,304
Hadley15.58011710
Halifax7.9168101,268
Hamilton 15.679241,539
Hampden 9.41478854
Hancock63.210695
Hanover1.331243,002
Hanson 9.3148192,042
Hardwick 10.11324397
Harvard3.426841,194
Harwich13.2104201,520
Hatfield4.92302407
Haverhill6.5196629,609
Hawley 25.636139
Heath 50.516599
Hingham2.6287124,579
Hinsdale 26.7348300
HolbrookNANANA1,591
Holden 1.830063,386
Holland23.0449392
Holliston7.0184202,859
HolyokeNANANA5,589
Hopedale6.020571,171
Hopkinton5.6211203,543
Hubbardston 39.92234853
Hudson3.7256123,221
Hull5.621071,239
Huntington 88.1331352
Ipswich18.066392,168
Kingston13.894342,462
Lakeville 7.0186142,014
Lancaster 18.761191,015
Lanesborough23.64211467
Lawrence1.53082415,807
Lee23.74119801
Leicester11.0124201,817
Lenox0.03190653
Leominster13.2103896,744
Leverett50.0178160
Lexington3.5261267,408
Leyden 83.36896
Lincoln3.32693914
Littleton10.3129181,754
Longmeadow1.630453,145
Lowell2.92794917,138
Ludlow0.031903,071
Lunenburg7.8169141,797
Lynn2.22923415,669
Lynnfield2.129352,432
MaldenNANANA6,816
Manchester 5.22245968
Mansfield0.631635,117
Marblehead3.7257143,760
Marion4.62364879
Marlborough9.0152515,649
Marshfield4.0250194,767
Mashpee7.3178141,923
Mattapoisett2.029621,016
Maynard12.6108191,510
Medfield1.630353,072
MedfordNANANA6,004
Medway4.4239122,715
Melrose3.2271144,351
Mendon 9.3149121,290
Merrimac 13.796171,239
Methuen5.5214468,377
Middleborough12.9106503,889
Middlefield 0.0319063
Middleton5.222381,545
Milford7.1182314,389
Millbury6.0203121,998
Millis2.628841,556
Millville 1.63051642
Milton1.031454,960
Monroe 0.031909
Monson15.083221,462
Montague 26.535281,056
Monterey 21.749292
Montgomery 0.03190105
Mount Washington 0.0319012
NahantNANANA409
Nantucket5.820891,558
Natick4.3245245,569
Needham1.431096,328
New Ashford 0.0319038
New Bedford3.92526015,193
New Braintree 12.51102160
Newbury 6.519271,071
Newburyport2.927882,765
New Marlborough 35.5267197
New Salem 90.91777
Newton2.82853914,175
Norfolk6.6190131,963
North Adams0.031901,671
Northampton8.2165273,312
North Andover6.5194365,547
North Attleborough6.1202335,452
Northborough5.0228152,988
Northbridge7.3175223,002
North Brookfield40.22129721
Northfield 24.53712489
North Reading2.828482,861
Norton5.4218173,169
Norwell0.831522,427
Norwood4.2247174,007
Oak Bluffs8.61585584
Oakham 30.93010324
Orange18.36413712
Orleans8.71544462
Otis 22.5464178
Oxford9.8138232,340
Palmer14.191271,919
Paxton 4.92294810
Peabody4.0251287,079
Pelham51.314478
Pembroke4.4242153,424
Pepperell 13.2102292,195
Peru 0.03190123
Petersham21.7494184
Phillipston 17.1705292
Pittsfield8.9153596,596
Plainfield 51.314478
Plainville12.0117181,499
Plymouth9.3150838,929
Plympton12.91056466
Princeton 8.21645610
Provincetown0.03190128
Quincy1.63061610,302
Randolph1.929884,245
Raynham 11.3122282,479
Reading2.8283134,583
Rehoboth 16.971362,128
RevereNANANA7,177
Richmond6.51921153
Rochester2.828131,054
Rockland5.4220152,798
Rockport8.31627846
Rowe0.0319064
Rowley 14.487151,041
Royalston 0.03190156
Russell 90.1229322
Rutland 9.6142171,769
Salem4.4244235,273
Salisbury 15.776171,082
Sandisfield 60.0116100
Sandwich9.8139373,765
Saugus5.2222193,635
Savoy74.888107
ScituateNANANANA
Seekonk8.7155212,426
Sharon3.2273134,111
Sheffield 12.11146494
Shelburne 28.6326210
Sherborn1.929721,038
Shirley 15.18212796
Shrewsbury6.0204427,021
Shutesbury18.6623161
Somerset4.8232132,720
Somerville5.4217315,758
Southampton7.21807970
Southborough3.526382,297
Southbridge0.031902,687
South Hadley13.993292,093
Southwick 23.940371,549
Spencer 21.156371,752
Springfield6.618818928,435
Sterling 16.572241,456
Stockbridge 10.91262184
Stoneham9.6145293,031
Stoughton0.231814,155
Stow 22.247291,304
Sturbridge13.698231,688
Sudbury3.9253123,072
Sunderland2.82821352
Sutton14.390261,820
Swampscott3.227582,534
Swansea7.5172182,391
Taunton8.6156789,040
Templeton 16.173221,369
Tewksbury4.7233234,854
Tisbury12.71077551
Tolland 56.312471
Topsfield9.9137131,314
Townsend 15.181251,657
Truro0.03190200
Tyngsborough10.0135222,207
Tyringham 0.0319030
Upton 21.254341,607
Uxbridge14.884352,359
Wakefield5.1227193,746
Wales35.52710282
Walpole1.730184,580
Waltham4.5238255,584
Ware9.6144141,461
Wareham7.6171253,284
Warren 37.72532848
Warwick 30.331399
Washington 0.0319055
Watertown8.6157263,029
Wayland4.4241122,729
Webster7.8170192,441
Wellesley1.7302105,781
Wellfleet3.52641288
Wendell 83.36448
Wenham 5.32214748
Westborough4.1248153,625
West Boylston11.012311998
West Bridgewater8.116791,115
West Brookfield 3.82552532
Westfield12.1115736,024
Westford5.6213305,357
Westhampton0.03190265
Westminster 15.777211,339
West Newbury 7.21796829
Weston1.929952,671
Westport41.42025604
West Springfield10.0133424,191
West Stockbridge 11.41212176
West Tisbury 15.9756377
WestwoodNANANA3,518
Weymouth5.1226407,856
Whately0.03190225
Whitman 10.7128282,618
Wilbraham 6.5195172,632
Williamsburg21.1557331
Williamstown24.23918743
Wilmington3.2274134,113
Winchendon24.538451,839
Winchester3.2272144,422
Windsor 7.01851143
Winthrop3.725882,158
Woburn8.1166425,177
Worcester4.723413829,527
Worthington 67.1910149
Wrentham3.526282,293
Yarmouth 3.9254102,572
SOURCE: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education