Katharine Lee Bates

116 Elmwood Rd
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Katharine Lee Bates serves 283 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Katharine Lee Bates placed in the top 10% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 283 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Katharine Lee Bates ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Katharine Lee Bates's student population of 283 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
283 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Katharine Lee Bates is ranked within the top 10% 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 Katharine Lee Bates is 0.43, which is less 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
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#104 out of 1644 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
23%
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Black
2%
10%
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White
74%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.43
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (07-08)
1%
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 Katharine Lee Bates's ranking?
Katharine Lee Bates is ranked #104 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Katharine Lee Bates often compared to?
Katharine Lee Batesis often viewed alongside schools like John D Hardy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
65-69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Katharine Lee Bates?
283 students attend Katharine Lee Bates.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of Katharine Lee Bates students are White, 11% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Katharine Lee Bates?
Katharine Lee Bates has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Katharine Lee Bates offer ?
Katharine Lee Bates offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Katharine Lee Bates part of?
Katharine Lee Bates is part of Wellesley School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 283 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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