John William Decas

John William Decas serves 577 students in grades Kindergarten-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 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

John William Decas's student population of 577 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-2
Total Students
577 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of John William Decas is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 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
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
20%
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Black
6%
9%
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White
72%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
11%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-2
  • Students: 577 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.46 (Top 50% in MA)

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