Bates

  • Bates serves 342 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Bates placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

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School Overview

  • Bates's student population of 342 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students342 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Bates
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bates is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Bates is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#1354 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
27%
20%
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Black
7%
9%
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White
57%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bates. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.600.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSalem School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Peabody Thomas Carroll
    Grades: K-5 | 623 students
    0.6 miles
    60 Northend Street
    Peabody, MA 01960
    (978) 536-4200
    0.6 K-5 623
  • Salem Carlton
    Grades: K-5 | 252 students
    0.8 miles
    10 Skerry Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 740-1280
    0.8 K-5 252
  • Salem New Liberty Innovation School
    Grades: 9-12 | 45 students
    1.1 miles
    2 East India Square, Suite 200
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 825-3470
    1.1 9-12 45
  • Salem Bentley Academy Charter School Charter School
    Grades: K-5 | 296 students
    1.3 miles
    25 Memorial Drive
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 740-1260
    1.3 K-5 296
  • Beverly Ayers/ryal Side School
    Grades: K-5 | 501 students
    1.4 miles
    40 Woodland Avenue
    Beverly, MA 01915
    (978) 921-6116
    1.4 K-5 501

School Reviews

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My went there for 6 years. It has a great structure, and is very large and has a nice gym, cafe, etc. However the management is terrible. There are many teachers who are literally abusive, yet can't get fired if they worked there for 10 years. The chorus is terrible, singing songs in 5th grade that are made for 2 year olds, the attitude from facualty members are very bad towards the kids but transform once the parent is around, which myself and others have witnessed. I would'nt recommend it.
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