135 Wellesley Avenue
Needham Heights, MA 02494
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
John Eliot serves 410 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
John Eliot placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 410 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Overview

John Eliot's student population of 410 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 37% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
410 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

John Eliot 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 John Eliot is 0.61, 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
#640 out of 1667 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
55%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
67%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
20%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
22%
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Black
6%
10%
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White
58%
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
0.61
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
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 John Eliot often compared to?

John Eliotis often viewed alongside schools like Sunita L. Williams Elementary School by visitors of our site.

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

55% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 67% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).

How many students attend John Eliot?

410 students attend John Eliot.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

58% of John Eliot students are White, 20% of students are Asian, 9% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 6% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of John Eliot?

John Eliot has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does John Eliot offer ?

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

What school district is John Eliot part of?

John Eliot is part of Needham School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 410 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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