Fall River School District

417 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720
(District boundaries shown in map)
1/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Fall River School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 10,268 students in Fall River School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in Fall River School District have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
16 Schools
1,847 Schools
# Students
10,268 Students
911,529 Students
# Teachers
765 Teachers
76,212 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Fall River School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 395 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80% has increased from 71% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
#357 out of 395 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Fall River  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
17%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fall River  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 2020-21 school year data.
28%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fall River  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 2020-21 school year data.
80%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Fall River  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.68
0.63
# American Indian Students
11 Students
2,055 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
339 Students
65,787 Students
% Asian Students
3%
7%
# Hispanic Students
3,189 Students
210,601 Students
% Hispanic Students
31%
23%
# Black Students
1,022 Students
84,956 Students
% Black Students
10%
10%
# White Students
4,741 Students
507,258 Students
% White Students
46%
56%
# Hawaiian Students
5 Students
788 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
960 Students
39,090 Students
% of Two or more races Students
10%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
257
27,714
# Students in K Grade:
853
62,374
# Students in 1st Grade:
776
62,602
# Students in 2nd Grade:
876
64,073
# Students in 3rd Grade:
815
65,481
# Students in 4th Grade:
875
65,789
# Students in 5th Grade:
905
66,972
# Students in 6th Grade:
795
67,110
# Students in 7th Grade:
788
69,038
# Students in 8th Grade:
862
71,463
# Students in 9th Grade:
657
75,727
# Students in 10th Grade:
620
71,088
# Students in 11th Grade:
620
69,758
# Students in 12th Grade:
569
70,661
# Ungraded Students:
-
1,679

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $26,425 is higher than the state median of $23,971. The school district revenue/student has grown by 42% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $22,871 is less than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$271 MM
$21,850 MM
This chart display total revenue of Fall River  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$235 MM
$22,544 MM
This chart display total spending of Fall River  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$26,425
$23,971
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Fall River  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$22,871
$24,732
This chart display average spending per public school student in Fall River  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Fall River School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
James Tansey
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
711 Ray Street
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 675-8206
Grades: K-5
| 281 students
Rank: #22.
Spencer Borden
(Math: 30% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 President Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 675-8202
Grades: PK-5
| 581 students
Rank: #33.
North End Elementary School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1899 Meridan Street
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 675-8245
Grades: PK-5
| 700 students
Rank: #44.
Matthew J Kuss Middle School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
52 Globe Mills Avenue
Fall River, MA 02724
(508) 675-8335
Grades: 6-8
| 707 students
Rank: #55.
B M C Durfee High School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
360 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 675-8100
Grades: 9-12
| 2,347 students
Rank: #66.
William S Greene
(Math: 18% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
409 Cambridge Street
Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 675-8325
Grades: PK-5
| 663 students
Rank: #77.
John J Doran
(Math: 21% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
101 Fountain Street
Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 675-8225
Grades: PK-8
| 495 students
Rank: #88.
Morton Middle School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1135 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 675-8340
Grades: 6-8
| 694 students
Rank: #99.
Letourneau Elementary School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
323 Anthony Street
Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 676-2170
Grades: PK-5
| 607 students
Rank: #1010.
Samuel Watson
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
935 Eastern Avenue
Fall River, MA 02723
(508) 675-8240
Grades: K-5
| 241 students
Rank: #1111.
Resiliency Preparatory Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
290 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 675-8230
Grades: 7-12
| 109 students
Rank: #1212.
Carlton M. Viveiros Elementary School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
525 Slade Street
Fall River, MA 02724
(508) 675-8300
Grades: K-5
| 714 students
Rank: #1313.
Mary Fonseca Elementary School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
160 Wall Street
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 675-8210
Grades: PK-5
| 666 students
Rank: #1414.
Henry Lord Community School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
151 Amity Street
Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 675-8208
Grades: PK-8
| 775 students
Rank: #1515.
Stone Pk-12 School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
276 Maple St
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 675-8405
Grades: 2-12
| 68 students
Rank: #1616.
Talbot Innovation School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 13%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
124 Melrose Street
Fall River, MA 02723
(508) 675-8350
Grades: 6-8
| 620 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Fall River School District?
Fall River School District manages 16 public schools serving 10,268 students.
What is the rank of Fall River School District?
Fall River School District is ranked #357 out of 395 school districts in Massachusetts (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Massachusetts school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Fall River School District?
46% of Fall River School District students are White, 31% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, 10% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Fall River School District?
Fall River School District has a student/teacher ratio of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What is Fall River School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $22,871 is less than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 16 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 10,268 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • : 80% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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