James Fitzgerald Elementary School

  • James Fitzgerald Elementary School serves 438 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (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 59% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • James Fitzgerald Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 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).

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School Overview

  • James Fitzgerald Elementary School's student population of 438 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students438 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James Fitzgerald Elementary School 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 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#900 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
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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
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.620.59
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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 Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaltham School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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