Briggs Elementary School

96 Williams Rd,

Ashburnham, MA, 01430-1661

Tel: (978)827-5750
Grades: KG-5

429 students

Briggs Elementary School serves 429 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Briggs Elementary School operates within the Ashburnham-westminster School District.

Overview

The student population of 429 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 429 students
Briggs Elementary School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Briggs Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Briggs Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.79. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Briggs Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Briggs Elementary School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
2%
16%
Briggs Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
9%
Briggs Elementary School Black (1988-2011)
White
95%
66%
Briggs Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Briggs Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Briggs Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.10 0.79
Briggs Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
19%
30%
Briggs Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
5%
Briggs Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,277 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
School District Name Ashburnham-westminster School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 2,277 1,350
Ashburnham-westminster School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $35 MM n/a
Ashburnham-westminster School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $33 MM n/a
Ashburnham-westminster School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,357 $0
Ashburnham-westminster School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,409 $0
Ashburnham-westminster School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Oakmont Regional High School (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Overlook Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Helen Mae Sauter Elementary School (3.9 miles away)
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