Ellis Mendell

164 School Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
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Top 50%
Serving 261 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ellis Mendell ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 261 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Top 50% in MA
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 40-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Ellis Mendell's student population of 261 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
261 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Ellis Mendell ranks within the top 50% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ellis Mendell is 0.73, which is more than 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)
#742 out of 1631 schools
(Top 50%)
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40-44%
41%
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45-49%
44%
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40-49%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Ellis Mendell and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
28%
23%
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Black
30%
10%
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White
32%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.73
This chart display the diversity score of Ellis Mendell and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ellis Mendell's ranking?
Ellis Mendell is ranked #742 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Ellis Mendell often compared to?
Ellis Mendellis often viewed alongside schools like Nathan Hale, Brooke Charter School 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 41% MA state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
How many students attend Ellis Mendell?
261 students attend Ellis Mendell.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
32% of Ellis Mendell students are White, 30% of students are Black, 28% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ellis Mendell?
Ellis Mendell has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Ellis Mendell offer ?
Ellis Mendell offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ellis Mendell part of?
Ellis Mendell is part of Boston School District.
In what neighborhood is Ellis Mendell located?
Ellis Mendell is located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Roxbury, MA. There are 1 other public schools located in Jamaica Plain.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 261 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 40-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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