Hunnewell

  • Hunnewell serves 248 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Hunnewell placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Hunnewell places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Hunnewell's student population of 248 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students248 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Hunnewell
Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hunnewell is ranked within the top 20% 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 Hunnewell is 0.41, 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#268 out of 1666 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
20%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
76%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score0.410.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWellesley School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wellesley Hills Wellesley Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,128 student
    0.5 miles
    50 Kingsbury Street
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781) 446-6235
    0.5 6-8 1,128
  • Wellesley Sprague Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 383 students
    0.7 miles
    401 School Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781) 263-1965
    0.7 K-5 383
  • Wellesley Hills Wellesley Senior High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,569 student
    0.7 miles
    50 Rice Street
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781) 446-6290
    0.7 9-12 1,569
  • Wellesley Hills Ernest F Upham
    Grades: K-5 | 236 students
    1.1 miles
    35 Wynnewood Rd
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781) 446-6285
    1.1 K-5 236
  • Wellesley John D Hardy
    Grades: K-5 | 295 students
    1.2 miles
    293 Weston Rd
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781) 446-6270
    1.2 K-5 295

School Reviews

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Is it possible to give zero stars? Perhaps the other reviewers expectations were low but ours were actually pretty simple: treat our daughter with respect, treat us with respect and provide an environment in which she could learn to love learning. Instead, her kindergarten class was a good portrait of what happens when a teacher stays in one place for wayyyy too long. (in this case 18 years). Examples: It was clear from the start that the teacher played favorites and if a child wasn't her favorite whatever was going wrong in the classroom was the fault of the child. The attention to individuals was poor. The way the classroom was run was rigid with no flexibility for individuals. While the students were supposedly learning to read, after my daughter moved to another school we figured out that she actually never learned - she is good at mimicking and that's how she was getting by. Finally, the teacher, whom we were trusting to teach the basics of reading and writing to our child, was a poor speller. I started to feel sorry for her - however remembered she had access to spellcheck.. I have always been a strong advocate of public education. This experience made me seriously question why we fund what we fund.
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