Harvard-kent

  • Harvard-kent serves 495 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 44% (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 28% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

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School Overview

  • Harvard-kent's student population of 495 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students495 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Harvard-kent's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Harvard-kent is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#1226 out of 1,671 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Harvard-kent 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)
28%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Harvard-kent 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 Ratio14:113:1
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Asian
30%
7%
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Hispanic
35%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Harvard-kent and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
23%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Harvard-kent and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
10%
61%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Harvard-kent and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Harvard-kent and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Harvard-kent.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.730.36
This chart display the diversity score of Harvard-kent and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Harvard-kent and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Harvard-kent and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBoston School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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