Canton School District

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  • For the 2020-21 school year, there are 6 public schools in Canton School District, serving 3,310 students. Canton School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
  • Public schools in Canton School District have an average math proficiency score of 67% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 72% (versus the 57% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Massachusetts.
  • The top ranked public schools in Canton School District are Canton High School, Dean S Luce and Lt Peter M Hansen. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the Massachusetts public school average of 40% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts public school average of 13:1.

Overview

School District NameCanton School District
School District Websitehttp://www.cantonma.org
School District Phone Number(781) 821-5060
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MA)
# of Schools6 Schools1,854 Schools
# of Students3,310 Students953,660 Students
# of Teachers246 Teachers73,118 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1

District Comparison

  • Canton School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 403 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 98% has increased from 92% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#101 out of 403 school districts
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
52%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Canton  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Canton  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
98%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Canton  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.500.59
# of American Indian Studentsn/a2,100 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students352 Students65,565 Students
% Asian Students
11%
7%
# of Hispanic Students166 Students191,095 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
20%
# of Black Students334 Students86,283 Students
% Black Students
10%
9%
# of White Students2,289 Students573,115 Students
% White Students
69%
60%
# of Hawaiian Students7 Students812 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students159 Students34,581 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:8830,418
# of Students in Kindergarten:22165,872
# of Students in 1st Grade:24668,019
# of Students in 2nd Grade:24868,249
# of Students in 3rd Grade:23870,066
# of Students in 4th Grade:28272,164
# of Students in 5th Grade:26972,391
# of Students in 6th Grade:23571,172
# of Students in 7th Grade:23970,843
# of Students in 8th Grade:26271,876
# of Students in 9th Grade:25276,601
# of Students in 10th Grade:23973,016
# of Students in 11th Grade:23571,748
# of Students in 12th Grade:25570,028
# of Ungraded Students:11,197

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $18,289 in this school district is less than the state median of $20,340. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $17,623 is less than the state median of $18,839. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (MA)
Total Revenue$61 MM$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of Canton  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$58 MM$26 MM
This chart display total spending of Canton  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$18,289$20,340
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Canton  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$17,623$18,839
This chart display average spending per public school student in Canton  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Canton School District Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Canton High School Math: 90% | Reading: 96%
    Rank:
    10/
    10
    , Top 5%
    900 Washington Street
    Canton, MA 02021
    (781) 821-5050

    Grades: 9-12 | 982 students
  • Dean S Luce Math: 71% | Reading: 74%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    45 Independence St
    Canton, MA 02021
    (781) 821-5075

    Grades: K-5 | 499 students
  • Lt Peter M Hansen Math: 62% | Reading: 72%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    25 Pecunit Street
    Canton, MA 02021
    (781) 821-5085

    Grades: K-5 | 475 students
  • John F Kennedy Math: 63% | Reading: 68%
    Rank:
    7/
    10
    , Top 50%
    100 Dedham Street
    Canton, MA 02021
    (781) 821-5080

    Grades: K-5 | 530 students
  • Wm H Galvin Middle School Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
    Rank:
    7/
    10
    , Top 50%
    55 Pecunit Street
    Canton, MA 02021
    (781) 821-5070

    Grades: 6-8 | 736 students
  • Rodman Early Childhood Center
    960 Washington Street
    Canton, MA 02021
    (781) 821-5060

    Grades: PK | 88 students
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