175 Orchard Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
James Russell Lowell serves 401 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
James Russell Lowell 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 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 401 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Overview

James Russell Lowell's student population of 401 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
401 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

James Russell Lowell 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 Russell Lowell is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#508 out of 1667 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
35-39%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
50-54%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
18%
22%
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Black
6%
10%
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White
65%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are James Russell Lowell often compared to?

James Russell Lowellis often viewed alongside schools like Cunniff, Hosmer by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).

How many students attend James Russell Lowell?

401 students attend James Russell Lowell.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

65% of James Russell Lowell students are White, 18% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of James Russell Lowell?

James Russell Lowell has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does James Russell Lowell offer ?

James Russell Lowell offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is James Russell Lowell part of?

James Russell Lowell is part of Watertown School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 401 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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