Waterford Street Elementary School

Waterford Street Elementary School serves 487 students in grades PK - 2.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 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 35%.
Waterford Street Elementary School operates within the Gardner School District.

School Overview

The student population of 487 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-2
Total Students 487 students
Waterford Street Elementary School Total Students (1990-2014)
Gender % Waterford Street Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Waterford Street Elementary School Total Teachers (2004-2014)
Students by Grade Waterford Street Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is more 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 16:1 14:1
Waterford Street Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2004-2014)
Hispanic
15%
17%
Waterford Street Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
3%
9%
Waterford Street Elementary School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
76%
65%
Waterford Street Elementary School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Waterford Street Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.40 0.33
Waterford Street Elementary School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
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.
54%
34%
Waterford Street Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
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%
Waterford Street Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Gardner School District's student population of 2,478 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $13,357 in this district is less than the state average of $20,216. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $12,991 is less than the state average of $19,181. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District Name Gardner School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 2,478 1,376
Gardner School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $35 MM $29 MM
Gardner School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $34 MM $28 MM
Gardner School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $13,357 $20,216
Gardner School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $12,991 $19,181
Gardner School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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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