120 Katherine Street
New Bedford, MA 02744
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
John B Devalles serves 343 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
John B Devalles 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 15-19% (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 25-29% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 343 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Overview

John B Devalles's student population of 343 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
343 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

John B Devalles 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 John B Devalles is 0.63, which is more 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
#1188 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
15-19%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
25-29%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
51%
22%
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Black
17%
10%
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White
29%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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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)
6%
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 percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).

How many students attend John B Devalles?

343 students attend John B Devalles.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

51% of John B Devalles students are Hispanic, 29% of students are White, 17% of students are Black, and 3% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of John B Devalles?

John B Devalles has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does John B Devalles offer ?

John B Devalles offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is John B Devalles part of?

John B Devalles is part of New Bedford School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 343 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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