53 Liberty Hill Avenue
Salem, MA 01970
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Bates serves 342 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

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Bates ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Bates's student population of 342 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
342 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Bates is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1273 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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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
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Bates and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
The Bates Elementary School is an amazing and caring school for all children. The staff is dedicated to teaching the whole child and provides great attention not just to academics, but to character, and becoming great citizens. Social-emotional health for students and families is also what makes Bates so special. We are a family. I'm so proud to be a teacher at this school and despite numbers and rankings, we love and educate every child where they are and like flowers; we watch them bloom, each in their own time.
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2  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 342 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60 (Top 20%)

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