200 Heath Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
James W Hennigan serves 582 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
James W Hennigan placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower 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 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

James W Hennigan's student population of 582 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
582 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

James W Hennigan is ranked within the bottom 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 W Hennigan is 0.53, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1572 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
63%
20%
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Black
28%
9%
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White
4%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
1%
5%
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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-8
  • Students: 582 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53 (Top 50%)

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