Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School

  • Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School serves 371 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School's student population of 371 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students371 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School is 0.65, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1376 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
53%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:113:1
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Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
53%
20%
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Black
13%
9%
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White
24%
60%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.650.59
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpringfield School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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