Downey

55 Electric Avenue
Brockton, MA 02302
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 565 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Downey ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 17% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 565 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : Bottom 50% in MA
  • : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Downey ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Downey's student population of 565 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
565 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

Downey ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Downey is 0.63, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#1579 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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7%
37%
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17%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
19%
23%
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Black
56%
10%
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White
15%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.63
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Downey's ranking?
Downey is ranked #1579 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Downey often compared to?
Downeyis often viewed alongside schools like Mary E. Baker School, Martha Jones, Bowman by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
7% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 17% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Downey?
565 students attend Downey.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Downey students are Black, 19% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are White, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Downey?
Downey has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Downey offer ?
Downey offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Downey part of?
Downey is part of Brockton School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 565 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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