256 Court Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Ellen R Hathaway serves 284 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Ellen R Hathaway placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 284 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ellen R Hathaway ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Ellen R Hathaway's student population of 284 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
284 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Ellen R Hathaway is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Ellen R Hathaway is 0.66, which is more 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
#983 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
48%
22%
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Black
17%
10%
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White
29%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
5%
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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 is Ellen R Hathaway's ranking?

Ellen R Hathaway ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for: Most diverse schools (Top 20%) and Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 1%).

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

35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).

How many students attend Ellen R Hathaway?

284 students attend Ellen R Hathaway.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

48% of Ellen R Hathaway students are Hispanic, 29% of students are White, 17% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Ellen R Hathaway?

Ellen R Hathaway has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does Ellen R Hathaway offer ?

Ellen R Hathaway offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Ellen R Hathaway part of?

Ellen R Hathaway is part of New Bedford School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 284 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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