Waterford Street Elementary School

62 Waterford St,

Gardner, MA, 01440-2525

Tel: (978)632-1605
Grades: PK-2

525 students

Waterford Street Elementary School serves 525 students in grades PK-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Waterford Street Elementary School operates within the Gardner School District.

Overview

The student population of 525 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-2
Total Students 525 students
Waterford Street Elementary School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Waterford Street Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Waterford Street 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 0.39 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
Waterford Street Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
6%
Waterford Street Elementary School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
12%
16%
Waterford Street Elementary School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
1%
9%
Waterford Street Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
77%
66%
Waterford Street Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Waterford Street Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Waterford Street 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.
0.39 0.79
Waterford Street 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.
47%
30%
Waterford Street 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.
7%
5%
Waterford Street Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,528 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
School District Name Gardner School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 2,528 1,433
Gardner School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $37 MM $25 MM
District Spending $37 MM $24 MM
Gardner School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,465 $17,400
Gardner School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,458 $16,788
Gardner 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 Gardner High School (1.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Gardner Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Elm Street School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Gardner Elm Street School
    160 Elm St
    Gardner , MA , 01440
    (978)632-1673
    1.1  mi  |  490  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Gardner Helen Mae Sauter Elementary School
    130 Elm St
    Gardner , MA , 01440
    (978)632-5480
    1.1  mi  |  220  students  |  Gr.  1-3
  • Gardner Gardner High School
    200 Catherine St
    Gardner , MA , 01440
    (978)632-1600
    1.5  mi  |  636  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Gardner Gardner Middle School
    297 Catherine St
    Gardner , MA , 01440
    (978)632-1603
    1.6  mi  |  582  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Gardner Pathways Early College Innovation School
    444 Green St
    Gardner , MA , 01440
    (978)630-9393
    1.7  mi  |  34  students  |  Gr.  11-12

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Worcester County, 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 0.46, which is lower than the Massachusetts average of 0.79. The most diverse school district in Worcester County is Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public (district) School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Massachusetts or national school diversity statistics.