2203 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02745
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Jireh Swift serves 157 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Jireh Swift 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 157 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Jireh Swift ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Jireh Swift's student population of 157 students has declined by 32% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
157 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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School Rankings

Jireh Swift is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Jireh Swift is 0.58, 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
#1126 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
22%
22%
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Black
10%
10%
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White
60%
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
0.58
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
5%
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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 is Jireh Swift's ranking?

Jireh Swift ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for: Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%).

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

20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).

How many students attend Jireh Swift?

157 students attend Jireh Swift.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

60% of Jireh Swift students are White, 22% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Jireh Swift?

Jireh Swift has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does Jireh Swift offer ?

Jireh Swift offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Jireh Swift part of?

Jireh Swift is part of New Bedford School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 157 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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