Joyce Kilmer

35 Baker Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 404 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Joyce Kilmer ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 404 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • : Bottom 50% in MA
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Joyce Kilmer ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Joyce Kilmer's student population of 404 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
404 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Joyce Kilmer ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Joyce Kilmer is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MA)
#911 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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33%
37%
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47%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
22%
23%
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Black
18%
10%
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White
46%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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0.70
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Joyce Kilmer's ranking?
Joyce Kilmer is ranked #911 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Joyce Kilmer often compared to?
Joyce Kilmeris often viewed alongside schools like Lyndon, Beethoven by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
33% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 47% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Joyce Kilmer?
404 students attend Joyce Kilmer.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Joyce Kilmer students are White, 22% of students are Hispanic, 18% of students are Black, 8% of students are Asian, and 6% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Joyce Kilmer?
Joyce Kilmer has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Joyce Kilmer offer ?
Joyce Kilmer offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Joyce Kilmer part of?
Joyce Kilmer is part of Boston School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 404 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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