Walnut Square Elementary School

Tel: (978)374-3471
Grades: KG-2

170 students

Walnut Square Elementary School serves 170 students in grades KG-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Walnut Square Elementary School operates within the Haverhill School District.

Overview

The student population of 170 students has grown by 18% over five years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-2
Total Students 170 students
Walnut Square Elementary School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Walnut Square Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Walnut Square Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 14:1
Walnut Square Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
6%
Walnut Square Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
13%
16%
Walnut Square Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
2%
9%
Walnut Square Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
81%
66%
Walnut Square Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Walnut Square Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Walnut Square 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.
0.33 0.52
Walnut Square 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.
18%
30%
Walnut Square 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.
4%
5%
Walnut Square Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,925 students has grown by 15% over five years.
School District Name Haverhill School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
3
Number of Students Managed 7,925 1,435
Haverhill School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $110 MM $25 MM
Haverhill School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $110 MM $24 MM
Haverhill School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,110 $17,400
Haverhill School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,029 $16,788
Haverhill 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 Teach (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Teach (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Teach (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Haverhill Teach
    Special Education School
    415 Primrose St
    Haverhill , MA , 01830
    (978)374-3482
    Special Education School
    0.4  mi  |  49  students  |  Gr.  1-12
  • Haverhill Haverhill Alternative School
    Special Education School
    415 Primrose St
    Haverhill , MA , 01830
    (978)374-3482
    Special Education School
    0.4  mi  |  47  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Haverhill Pentucket Lake Elementary School
    252 Concord St
    Haverhill , MA , 01830
    (978)374-2421
    0.4  mi  |  497  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Haverhill John G Whittier Middle School
    256 Concord St
    Haverhill , MA , 01830
    (978)374-5782
    0.4  mi  |  492  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Haverhill Haverhill High School
    137 Monument St
    Haverhill , MA , 01832
    (978)374-5700
    1.3  mi  |  1756  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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