Joyce Kilmer serves 428 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Joyce Kilmer placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (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 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 428 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
- Minority Enrollment: 50%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MA
- Math Proficiency: 33% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 47% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education
Joyce Kilmer ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:
Joyce Kilmer's student population of 428 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 65% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Joyce Kilmer is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Joyce Kilmer is 0.68, which is more 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
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#911 out of 1644 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (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?
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?
428 students attend Joyce Kilmer.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Joyce Kilmer students are White, 21% of students are Hispanic, 16% of students are Black, 8% of students are Asian, and 5% 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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