Spencer Borden Elementary School

1400 President Ave,

Fall River, MA, 02720-7120

Tel: (508)675-8202
Grades: PK-5

530 students

Spencer Borden Elementary School serves 530 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Spencer Borden Elementary School operates within the Fall River School District.

Overview

The student population of 530 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 530 students
Spencer Borden Elementary School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Spencer Borden Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Spencer Borden Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 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 17:1 14:1
Spencer Borden Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
6%
Spencer Borden Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
10%
16%
Spencer Borden Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
3%
9%
Spencer Borden Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
76%
66%
Spencer Borden Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Spencer Borden Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Spencer Borden 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.
0.41 0.79
Spencer Borden 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.
53%
30%
Spencer Borden Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2012)
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.
9%
5%
Spencer Borden Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,665 students has grown by 36% over five years.
School District Name Fall River School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
3
Number of Students Managed 13,665 1,350
Fall River School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $178 MM n/a
Fall River School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $181 MM n/a
Fall River School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $17,810 $0
Fall River School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,090 $0
Fall River 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 B M C Durfee High School (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Morton Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is James Tansey Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Fall River James Tansey Elementary School
    711 Ray St
    Fall River , MA , 02720
    (508)675-8206
    0.4  mi  |  301  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Fall River B M C Durfee High School
    360 Elsbree St
    Fall River , MA , 02720
    (508)675-8100
    0.5  mi  |  2228  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Fall River Mary Fonseca Elementary School
    160 Wall St
    Fall River , MA , 02720
    (508)675-8210
    0.9  mi  |  743  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Fall River Morton Middle School
    290 Rock St
    Fall River , MA , 02720
    (508)675-8340
    0.9  mi  |  517  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Fall River Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School
    Vocational School
    251 Stonehaven Rd
    Fall River , MA , 02723
    (508)678-2891
    Vocational School
    1  mi  |  1350  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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Fall River, MA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.50, which is higher than the Massachusetts average of 0.36. The most diverse school in Fall River is Acese Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Massachusetts or national school diversity statistics.