Joyce Kilmer

  • Joyce Kilmer serves 466 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

  • Joyce Kilmer's student population of 466 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students466 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Joyce Kilmer is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Joyce Kilmer is 0.67, which is more 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#993 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
20%
20%
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Black
15%
9%
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White
51%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.670.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBoston School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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