Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School

47 Emery Street
New Bedford, MA 02744
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 373 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 373 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • : Bottom 50% in MA
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School's student population of 373 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
373 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
#1513 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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6-9%
37%
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20-24%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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7%
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Hispanic
57%
23%
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Black
8%
10%
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White
31%
56%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.58
This chart display the diversity score of Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School 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
60%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School's ranking?
Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School is ranked #1513 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School?
373 students attend Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School students are Hispanic, 31% of students are White, 8% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School?
Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School offer ?
Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School part of?
Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School is part of New Bedford School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 373 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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