Lura A. White Elementary School

  • Lura A. White Elementary School serves 400 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (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 45-49% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Lura A. White Elementary School 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 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Lura A. White Elementary School's student population of 400 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students400 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lura A. White Elementary School 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 Lura A. White Elementary School is 0.30, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#1143 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
20%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
83%
60%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.300.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAyer Shirley School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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