Bessie Buker Elementary School

1 School Street
Wenham, MA 01984
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Bessie Buker Elementary School serves 223 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Bessie Buker Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Bessie Buker Elementary School's student population of 223 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
223 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Bessie Buker Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Bessie Buker Elementary School is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#355 out of 1644 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
22%
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Black
1%
10%
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White
86%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.25
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bessie Buker Elementary School's ranking?
Bessie Buker Elementary School is ranked #355 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Bessie Buker Elementary School often compared to?
Bessie Buker Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Winthrop School, Cutler School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Bessie Buker Elementary School?
223 students attend Bessie Buker Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of Bessie Buker Elementary School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bessie Buker Elementary School?
Bessie Buker Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Bessie Buker Elementary School offer ?
Bessie Buker Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Bessie Buker Elementary School part of?
Bessie Buker Elementary School is part of Hamilton-Wenham School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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