140 Beal Road
Waltham, MA 02453
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
James Fitzgerald Elementary School serves 438 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
James Fitzgerald Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

James Fitzgerald Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

James Fitzgerald Elementary School's student population of 438 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
438 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

James Fitzgerald Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of James Fitzgerald Elementary School is 0.62, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#594 out of 1667 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
30%
20%
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Black
7%
9%
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White
54%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 438 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.62 (Top 20%)

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