Chestnut Academy

  • Chestnut Academy serves 419 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 12% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Chestnut Academy 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

School Overview

  • Chestnut Academy's student population of 419 students has grown by 53% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 54% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students419 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Chestnut Academy
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Chestnut Academy by grade.

School Comparison

  • Chestnut Academy 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Chestnut Academy is 0.27, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1658 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Chestnut Academy, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Chestnut Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Chestnut Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Chestnut Academy and the public school average student teacher ratio of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
85%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Chestnut Academy and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
11%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Chestnut Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
3%
60%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Chestnut Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Chestnut Academy. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.270.59
This chart display the diversity score of Chestnut Academy and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpringfield School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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