Fort River Elementary School

  • Fort River Elementary School serves 335 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is approximately equal to the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Fort River Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

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School Overview

  • Fort River Elementary School's student population of 335 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students335 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Fort River Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Fort River Elementary School is 0.70, which is more 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 Testing Rank#884 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
15%
7%
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Hispanic
22%
20%
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Black
10%
9%
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White
47%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fort River Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.700.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAmherst School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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