Gloucester School District

2 Blackburn Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 2,833 students in Gloucester School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in Gloucester School District have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Massachusetts public school average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,844 Schools
# Students
2,833 Students
910,733 Students
# Teachers
261 Teachers
76,144 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Gloucester 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 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 89% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (MA)
#274 out of 397 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall district rank of Gloucester  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
35%
41%
This chart displays the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Gloucester  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
38%
44%
This chart displays the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Gloucester  School District 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 2021-22 school year data.
41%
44%
This chart displays the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Gloucester  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
86%
90%
This chart displays public school graduation rate of Gloucester  School District and public school graduation rate of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.36
0.63
# American Indian Students
8 Students
2,053 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
40 Students
65,776 Students
% Asian Students
2%
7%
# Hispanic Students
369 Students
210,503 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
23%
# Black Students
47 Students
84,948 Students
% Black Students
2%
10%
# White Students
2,240 Students
506,615 Students
% White Students
79%
56%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
788 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
114 Students
39,058 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
80
27,674
# Students in K Grade:
243
62,299
# Students in 1st Grade:
217
62,529
# Students in 2nd Grade:
221
63,977
# Students in 3rd Grade:
199
65,377
# Students in 4th Grade:
209
65,710
# Students in 5th Grade:
204
66,972
# Students in 6th Grade:
221
67,110
# Students in 7th Grade:
204
68,855
# Students in 8th Grade:
205
71,317
# Students in 9th Grade:
196
75,727
# Students in 10th Grade:
250
71,088
# Students in 11th Grade:
188
69,758
# Students in 12th Grade:
190
70,661
# Ungraded Students:
6
1,679

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $24,408 is higher than the state median of $23,991. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $25,576 is higher than the state median of $24,753. The school district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$69 MM
$21,850 MM
This chart displays total revenue of Gloucester  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$73 MM
$22,544 MM
This chart displays total spending of Gloucester  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$24,408
$23,991
This chart displays average revenue per public school student in Gloucester  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$25,576
$24,753
This chart displays average spending per public school student in Gloucester  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Gloucester School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
East Gloucester Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8 Davis St Ext
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-9830
Grades: K-5
| 167 students
Rank: #22.
Plum Cove School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
15 Hickory Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 282-3030
Grades: K-5
| 215 students
Rank: #33.
Gloucester High School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
32 L O Johnson Rd
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-9870
Grades: 9-12
| 830 students
Rank: #44.
West Parish
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10 Concord Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-9835
Grades: K-5
| 371 students
Rank: #55.
Ralph B O'maley Middle School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
32 Cherry Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-9850
Grades: 6-8
| 630 students
Rank: #66.
Beeman Memorial
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
138 Cherry Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-9825
Grades: K-5
| 324 students
Rank: #77.
Veterans Memorial
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
11 Webster Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-9820
Grades: K-5
| 216 students
Rank: n/an/a
Gloucester Preschool
2 Blackburn Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-9840
Grades: PK
| 80 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Gloucester School District?
Gloucester School District manages 8 public schools serving 2,833 students.
What is the rank of Gloucester School District?
Gloucester School District is ranked #270 out of 395 school districts in Massachusetts (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year.
What is the racial composition of students in Gloucester School District?
79% of Gloucester School District students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Gloucester School District?
Gloucester School District has a student/teacher ratio of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What is Gloucester School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $25,576 is higher than the state median of $24,753. The school district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.

Recent Articles

Should Teacher Salaries be Public Information?
Should Teacher Salaries be Public Information?
Public school teachers are considered public servants – but does that make their salary details public information? Learn about the heated debate surrounding whether teacher salaries should be made public.
The Link Between Education and Incarceration: The NAACP Report
The Link Between Education and Incarceration: The NAACP Report
Education and the rate of incarceration have been linked in a recent NAACP report. Learn about the report and the troubling findings.
Bussing: North Carolina's New Student Assignment Plan
Bussing: North Carolina's New Student Assignment Plan
We analyze a new plan for student assignment in two North Carolina school districts and the public reaction to the idea of bussing students – as well as alternatives that have been proposed by education experts.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 8 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,833 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • : 86% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Quick Links