Mary Fonseca Elementary School

  • Mary Fonseca Elementary School serves 713 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15% (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 14% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

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School Overview

  • Mary Fonseca Elementary School's student population of 713 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students713 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mary Fonseca Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mary Fonseca Elementary School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#1570 out of 1,671 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mary Fonseca Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mary Fonseca Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
34%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mary Fonseca Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
8%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Mary Fonseca Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
41%
61%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Mary Fonseca Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
12%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mary Fonseca Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.700.35
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mary Fonseca Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFall River School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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My first year working with the school ( my child started kindergarten ) . I am looking forward to a positive experience this year, because next year my other child will be in kindergarten. Well here's to a new adventure !
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