Higginson/lewis K-8

  • Higginson/lewis K-8 serves 308 students in grades 1-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (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 11% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Higginson/lewis K-8 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

  • Higginson/lewis K-8's student population of 308 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8
Total Students308 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Higginson/lewis K-8 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 Higginson/lewis K-8 is 0.57, which is less 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#1664 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
43%
20%
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Black
50%
9%
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White
2%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.570.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBoston School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school and middle school to Higginson/lewis K-8 is Boston Latin Academy (0.3 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Higginson (0.3 miles away)
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