Mary Fonseca Elementary School

  • Mary Fonseca Elementary School serves 709 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (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 18% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Mary Fonseca 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 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Mary Fonseca Elementary School's student population of 709 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 40% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students709 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mary Fonseca 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 Mary Fonseca Elementary School is 0.71, 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#1621 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
38%
20%
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Black
9%
9%
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White
36%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
4%
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Diversity Score0.710.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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: 2017-2018 (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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