Joseph Demello Elementary School

Joseph Demello Elementary School serves 438 students in grades 1-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Joseph Demello Elementary School operates within the Dartmouth School District.

Overview

The student population of 438 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 1-5
Total Students 438 students
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
6%
Hispanic
1%
17%
Black
1%
9%
White
94%
66%
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.12 0.33
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.
17%
32%
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.
5%
5%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,035 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Dartmouth School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 4,035 1,400
District Total Revenue $52 MM $25 MM
District Spending $51 MM $24 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,671 $17,400
District Spending / Student $12,367 $16,788
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Dartmouth High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Roosevelt Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Andrew B. Cushman School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • South DartmouthAndrew B. Cushman School
    746 Dartmouth St
    South DartmouthMA 02748
    (508)996-3926
    0.4 mi | 115 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • New BedfordJohn B Devalles Elementary School
    120 Katherine St
    New BedfordMA 02744
    (508)997-4511
    1.2 mi | 443 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • New BedfordJames B Congdon Elementary School
    50 Hemlock St
    New BedfordMA 02740
    (508)997-4511
    1.2 mi | 304 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • New BedfordJohn Hannigan Elementary School
    71 Portland St
    New BedfordMA 02744
    (508)997-4511
    1.4 mi | 228 students | Gr. 1-5                      
  • New BedfordBetsey B Winslow Elementary School
    561 Allen St
    New BedfordMA 02740
    (508)997-4511
    1.4 mi | 294 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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