Benjamin G Brown

  • Benjamin G Brown serves 231 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Benjamin G Brown placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Benjamin G Brown places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Benjamin G Brown's student population of 231 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students231 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benjamin G Brown is ranked within the top 20% 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 Benjamin G Brown is 0.46, which is less 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#247 out of 1666 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
20%
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Black
1%
9%
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White
72%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score0.460.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSomerville School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Benjamin G Brown is Curtis-tufts (0.5 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is John F Kennedy (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Medford Curtis-tufts
    Grades: 9-12 | 13 students
    0.5 miles
    437 Main Street
    Medford, MA 02155
    (781) 393-2343
    0.5 9-12 13
  • Somerville John F Kennedy
    Grades: K-8 | 456 students
    0.6 miles
    5 Cherry Street
    Somerville, MA 02144
    (617) 629-5440
    0.6 K-8 456
  • Medford Christopher Columbus
    Grades: PK-5 | 377 students
    0.7 miles
    37 Hicks Avenue
    Medford, MA 02155
    (781) 393-2177
    0.7 PK-5 377
  • Cambridge Peabody
    Grades: PK-5 | 323 students
    0.8 miles
    70 Rindge Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02140
    (617) 349-6530
    0.8 PK-5 323
  • Cambridge Rindge Avenue Upper School
    Grades: 6-8 | 267 students
    0.8 miles
    70 Rindge Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02140
    (617) 349-4060
    0.8 6-8 267

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