27 A B Lord Dr
Reading, MA 01867
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Birch Meadow serves 345 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Birch Meadow placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (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 60-64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 345 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Birch Meadow's student population of 345 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
345 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Birch Meadow 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 Birch Meadow is 0.24, 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
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#429 out of 1667 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
40-44%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
60-64%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
3%
22%
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Black
3%
10%
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White
87%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Birch Meadow often compared to?

Birch Meadowis often viewed alongside schools like J Warren Killam by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).

How many students attend Birch Meadow?

345 students attend Birch Meadow.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

87% of Birch Meadow students are White, 5% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Birch Meadow?

Birch Meadow has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does Birch Meadow offer ?

Birch Meadow offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Birch Meadow part of?

Birch Meadow is part of Reading School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 345 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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