Bessie Buker Elementary School
Bessie Buker Elementary School serves 257 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Bessie Buker Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).
Bessie Buker Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Bessie Buker Elementary School's student population of 257 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Bessie Buker Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Bessie Buker Elementary School is 0.22, 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 Data
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#362 out of 1667 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education
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