Snapshot: Special ed students per school district

By Matt Carroll, Boston Globe | Feb. 10, 2011
The chart shows the percent of special education students in school districts. The median was 15.8 percent. The data, from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is for 2010.
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DistrictPercent special ed studentsNumber of special ed studentsRank
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public (District)9.7139371
Abington15.6348208
Academy Of the Pacific Rim Charter Public (District)14.771249
Acton14.9392239
Acton-Boxborough14.2424270
Acushnet20.921650
Adams-Cheshire15.7244199
Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter (District)4.637389
Agawam15.7687199
Amesbury15.8389195
Amesbury Academy Charter Public School36184
Amherst19.225481
Amherst-Pelham19.733169
Andover16.51,034162
Arlington15.4739219
Ashburnham-Westminster18436109
Ashland13.7365292
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical29.828710
Athol-Royalston24.641724
Atlantis Charter (District)12.390329
Attleboro15.9948189
Auburn12.7306317
Avon17128137
Ayer20.224662
Barnstable14.2615270
Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public (District)9.933367
Barnstable Horace Mann Charter (District)11.591346
Bedford17.7447115
Belchertown16.1425180
Bellingham12.6335320
Belmont10.8436352
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public (District)5.217386
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public (District)6.930382
Berkley16.5154162
Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public (District)26.45716
Berkshire Hills14.5200258
Berlin21.14547
Berlin-Boylston14.767249
Beverly20.489259
Billerica181,087109
Blackstone-Millville16.3339172
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical12.3140329
Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical25.821718
Boston19.610,89870
Boston Collegiate Charter (District)17.388131
Boston Day and Evening Academy Charter (District)15.443219
Boston Preparatory Charter Public (District)15.853195
Boston Renaissance Charter Public (District)9.4113372
Bourne15.7376199
Boxborough12.965313
Boxford15.7144199
Boylston10.640355
Braintree20.21,10362
Brewster13.970285
Bridgewater-Raynham14.9874239
Brimfield12.242332
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational Technical15.5187215
Bristol County Agricultural11.350348
Brockton142,198281
Brookfield15.547215
Brookline16.81,098152
Burlington13.9529285
Cambridge21.71,32839
Canton14.8470243
Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter (District)12.328329
Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical29.620311
Carlisle14.2100270
Carver14.8278243
Central Berkshire15.9318189
Chatham14.397266
Chelmsford15.9875189
Chelsea13.8797289
Chesterfield-Goshen10.620355
Chicopee16.51,299162
Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public (District)30.7629
City On A Hill Charter Public (District)12.636320
Clarksburg18.93385
Clinton18.938185
Codman Academy Charter Public (District)25.43220
Cohasset11.8179339
Community Charter School of Cambridge (District)18.35198
Community Day Charter Public (District)18.76291
Concord19.337579
Concord-Carlisle16.5212162
Conservatory Lab Charter (District)12.419327
Conway18.33298
Danvers16.5608162
Dartmouth12.5509323
Dedham21.864837
Deerfield15.375223
Dennis-Yarmouth15509234
Dighton-Rehoboth14.5474258
Dorchester Collegiate Academy Charter (District)7.53379
Douglas16283183
Dover10.259362
Dover-Sherborn13.9164285
Dracut11.7484341
Dudley-Charlton Reg12.8562315
Duxbury12.9427313
East Bridgewater13.6329296
Eastham16.938143
Easthampton17.8283114
East Longmeadow21.763239
Easton17.6695119
Edgartown17.758115
Edward Brooke Charter (District)8.236377
Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (Horace Mann Charter School)6.614383
Erving16.930143
Essex Agricultural Technical18.68693
Everett16.2971176
Excel Academy Charter (District)9.921367
Fairhaven17.6354119
Fall River18.31,82398
Falmouth17.5668124
Farmington River Reg16.925143
Fitchburg20.91,06650
Florida23.52731
Four Rivers Charter Public (District)11.422347
Foxborough16.9488143
Foxborough Regional Charter (District)9.4107372
Framingham21.61,79643
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential (District)1351309
Franklin16.41,013169
Franklin County Regional Vocational Technical22.511533
Freetown1581234
Freetown-Lakeville18.2354103
Frontier22.816532
Gardner18.849889
Gateway14.4175262
Georgetown14238281
Gill-Montague20.722755
Global Learning Charter Public (District)10.345361
Gloucester20.971750
Gosnold00392
Grafton17.1499134
Granby16.9191143
Granville16.227176
Greater Fall River Regional Vocational Technical10.4141358
Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical21.826037
Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical20.741655
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical8168378
Greenfield2030465
Groton-Dunstable13.8389289
Hadley11.180350
Halifax13.490302
Hamilton-Wenham15.6320208
Hampden-Wilbraham19.571773
Hampden Charter School of Science (District)4.79388
Hampshire17.4145127
Hancock9.85369
Hanover15.8429195
Harvard16.3212172
Harwich15.9214189
Hatfield14.567258
Haverhill20.81,43254
Hawlemont26.62914
Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public (District)14.223270
Hill View Montessori Charter Public (District)15.442219
Hingham13.4549302
Holbrook2125348
Holland16.943143
Holliston16.2469176
Holyoke25.21,51521
Holyoke Community Charter (District)10.272362
Hopedale16.9223143
Hopkinton13453309
Hudson18.958685
Hull16.4201169
Innovation Academy Charter (District)19.810667
Ipswich14.7317249
King Philip14.2300270
Kingston13.7166292
KIPP Academy Lynn Charter (District)12.544323
Lakeville16.9126143
Lanesborough16.745156
Lawrence19.82,46667
Lawrence Family Development Charter (District)6.237384
Lee12.7107317
Leicester17325137
Lenox1083365
Leominster17.51,115124
Leverett18.230103
Lexington16.91,059143
Lincoln11.8124339
Lincoln-Sudbury17.6290119
Littleton18.430197
Longmeadow18.959585
Lowell15.82,117195
Lowell Community Charter Public (District)11104351
Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter (District)25.63119
Ludlow16.8522152
Lunenburg15.2259227
Lynn16.32,204172
Lynnfield12.4295327
Ma Academy for Math and Science00392
Malden14.8944243
Manchester Essex Regional15.2226227
Mansfield17.9883112
Marblehead15.6507208
Marblehead Community Charter Public (District)1739137
Marion15.669208
Marlborough21.599344
Marshfield17.1818134
Martha's Vineyard Charter (District)18.233103
Marthas Vineyard24.717522
Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence (District)934374
Masconomet13.5287298
Mashpee16.2304176
MATCH Charter Public School (District)14.154275
Mattapoisett14.173275
Maynard16.6223160
Medfield12.1369335
Medford18.892189
Medway18.2495103
Melrose13.3506306
Mendon-Upton12346337
Methuen13.71,005292
Middleborough16.8595152
Middleton17146137
Milford14.8619243
Millbury18.535394
Millis14204281
Milton14.7590249
Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical44.12571
Mohawk Trail19.522273
Monson13.6195296
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical16217183
Mount Greylock14.593258
Mystic Valley Regional Charter (District)7.4100381
Nahant9.824369
Nantucket15.6194208
Narragansett15.6248208
Nashoba11.9412338
Nashoba Valley Regional Vocational Technical31.42087
Natick15.1723232
Nauset15.7243199
Needham13.5721298
Neighborhood House Charter (District)14.357266
New Bedford19.22,44181
Newburyport16363183
New Leadership Charter (District)11.351348
New Salem-Wendell1623183
Newton19.52,31573
Norfolk15.7169199
Norfolk County Agricultural1466281
North Adams24.640024
Northampton20.957150
Northampton-Smith Vocational Agricultural42.51973
North Andover13.5634298
North Attleborough16.5790162
Northboro-Southboro10142365
Northborough14.1267275
Northbridge16.7429156
North Brookfield15.296227
North Central Charter Essential (District)16.562162
Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational Technical26.433016
Northern Berkshire Regional Vocational Technical17.487127
North Middlesex17.6727119
North Reading15.3426223
North Shore Regional Vocational Technical34.41556
Norton18.553194
Norwell13.5319298
Norwood17.4608127
Oak Bluffs22.39134
Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical20.411959
Old Rochester11.6133343
Orange14.6123254
Orleans24.24627
Oxford14.8305243
Palmer17.3310131
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical34.82305
Peabody19.11,18384
Pelham243029
Pembroke13.7477292
Pentucket16.8550152
Petersham7.58379
Phoenix Charter Academy (District)10.417358
Pioneer Charter School of Science (District)5.513385
Pioneer Valley15.9187189
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter(District)2.64391
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public (District)15.664208
Pittsfield16.3994172
Plainville13.3110306
Plymouth18.51,54294
Plympton14.636254
Prospect Hill Academy Charter (District)8.987375
Provincetown28.14312
Quabbin16487183
Quaboag Regional19.228281
Quincy161,459183
Ralph C Mahar17.3138131
Randolph20.560158
Reading17758137
Revere15935234
Richmond8.715376
Rising Tide Charter Public (District)16.752156
River Valley Charter (District)15.745199
Robert M. Hughes Academy Charter Public (District)4.38390
Rochester15.493219
Rockland16.7384156
Rockport19.519373
Rowe10.87352
Roxbury Preparatory Charter (District)1537234
Sabis International Charter (District)11.7184341
Salem24.71,13322
Salem Academy Charter (District)21.56744
Sandwich14.4523262
Saugus14.9434239
Savoy4.82387
Scituate11.6384343
Seekonk12.5275323
Seven Hills Charter Public (District)10.571357
Sharon14.6509254
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical24.531926
Sherborn1359309
Shirley2010965
Shrewsbury15.3906223
Shutesbury10.416358
Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter (District)11.665343
Silver Lake14.3273266
Smith Leadership Academy Charter Public (District)17.629119
Somerset13.8382289
Somerville221,07835
Southampton19.611070
Southborough12.5197323
Southbridge18.741691
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical26.633414
Southern Berkshire15.5140215
Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational Technical20.122464
South Hadley15.2326227
South Middlesex Regional Vocational Technical43.82812
South Shore Charter Public (District)12.867315
South Shore Regional Vocational Technical30.91848
Southwick-Tolland15.7285199
Spencer-E Brookfield2141848
Springfield23.96,08930
State Totals17164,847137
Stoneham17.4470127
Stoughton17.1651134
Sturbridge15138234
Sturgis Charter Public (District)12.249332
Sudbury14.1450275
Sunderland12.223332
Sutton19.331979
Swampscott13.4306302
Swansea14.1295275
Tantasqua15.5280215
Taunton18.31,47398
Tewksbury18.378298
Tisbury14.143275
Topsfield17.7117115
Tri County Regional Vocational Technical26.825813
Triton13415309
Truro15.122232
Tyngsborough12.6257320
Up-Island Regional24.17728
Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical21.714639
Uxbridge15.2306227
Wachusett13.91,040285
Wakefield15.7533199
Wales18.231103
Walpole14.8590243
Waltham21.71,05639
Ware17.9238112
Wareham18.2575103
Watertown17.5469124
Wayland19.453778
Webster14.4286262
Wellesley16.6821160
Wellfleet17.726115
Westborough13.3482306
West Boylston14.6149254
West Bridgewater12.1157335
Westfield19.51,19373
Westford10.1537364
Westhampton21.43046
Weston15.3367223
Westport14.9285239
West Springfield19.678570
Westwood16.4513169
Weymouth15.91,118189
Whately14.319266
Whitman-Hanson14.4649262
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical21.926436
Williamsburg12.721317
Williamstown10.846352
Wilmington14.7563249
Winchendon20.734255
Winchester16.1683180
Winthrop18359109
Woburn16.1773180
Worcester20.44,98059
Wrentham13.4172302
SOURCE: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education