John William Decas serves 536 students in grades Prekindergarten-2.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 61%) for the 2013-14 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 69%) for the 2013-14 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 536 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Overview

John William Decas's student population of 536 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-2
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
536 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of John William Decas is 0.48, 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
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State Level (MA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(13-14)
66%
61%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(13-14)
51%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
22%
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Black
5%
10%
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White
70%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
14%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.48
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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)
11%
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?

66% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 61% MA state average), while 51% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% MA state average).

How many students attend John William Decas?

536 students attend John William Decas.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

70% of John William Decas students are White, 14% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of John William Decas?

John William Decas has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does John William Decas offer ?

John William Decas offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-2 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is John William Decas part of?

John William Decas is part of Wareham School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 536 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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