165 Prospect Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
John P Oldham serves 246 students in grades 1-5.
John P Oldham 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 40-44% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 246 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Overview

John P Oldham's student population of 246 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
246 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

John P Oldham 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 P Oldham is 0.53, 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
#594 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)
40-44%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
13%
22%
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Black
13%
10%
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White
66%
57%
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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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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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 P Oldham often compared to?

John P Oldhamis often viewed alongside schools like Lincoln-eliot 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 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).

How many students attend John P Oldham?

246 students attend John P Oldham.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

66% of John P Oldham students are White, 13% of students are Black, 13% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of John P Oldham?

John P Oldham has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does John P Oldham offer ?

John P Oldham offers enrollment in grades 1-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is John P Oldham part of?

John P Oldham is part of Norwood School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 246 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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