Somerville School District

All
(11)
All
(11)
 
High
(2)
High
(2)
 
Middle
(7)
Middle
(7)
 
Elementary
(8)
Elementary
(8)
 
Pre-K
(5)
Pre-K
(5)
 

Overview

School District NameSomerville School District
School District Websitehttp://www.somerville.k12.ma.us
School District Phone Number(617) 625-6600
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MA)
# of Schools11 Schools1,854 Schools
# of Students4,868 Students953,660 Students
# of Teachers427 Teachers73,118 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1

District Comparison

  • Somerville School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 84% has increased from 78% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#270 out of 403 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Somerville  School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
52%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Somerville  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)
48%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Somerville  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
84%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Somerville  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.680.59
# of American Indian Students3 Students2,100 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students345 Students65,565 Students
% Asian Students
7%
7%
# of Hispanic Students2,049 Students191,095 Students
% Hispanic Students
42%
20%
# of Black Students486 Students86,283 Students
% Black Students
10%
9%
# of White Students1,793 Students573,115 Students
% White Students
37%
60%
# of Hawaiian Students1 Student812 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students188 Students34,581 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:30030,418
# of Students in Kindergarten:42765,872
# of Students in 1st Grade:38668,019
# of Students in 2nd Grade:40868,249
# of Students in 3rd Grade:40170,066
# of Students in 4th Grade:34572,164
# of Students in 5th Grade:37572,391
# of Students in 6th Grade:34771,172
# of Students in 7th Grade:29270,843
# of Students in 8th Grade:32071,876
# of Students in 9th Grade:32276,601
# of Students in 10th Grade:33373,016
# of Students in 11th Grade:33371,748
# of Students in 12th Grade:27470,028
# of Ungraded Students:51,197

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $25,317 is higher 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 $24,073 is higher than the state median of $18,839. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (MA)
Total Revenue$123 MM$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of Somerville  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$117 MM$26 MM
This chart display total spending of Somerville  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$25,317$20,340
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Somerville  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$24,073$18,839
This chart display average spending per public school student in Somerville  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.

Somerville School District Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Somerville High School Math: 73% | Reading: 87%
    Rank:
    9/
    10
    , Top 20%
    81 Highland Avenue
    Somerville, MA 02143
    (617) 625-6600

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,215 student
  • Benjamin G Brown Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank:
    9/
    10
    , Top 20%
    201 Willow Avenue
    Somerville, MA 02144
    (617) 629-5620

    Grades: K-5 | 231 students
  • John F Kennedy Math: 68% | Reading: 74%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    5 Cherry Street
    Somerville, MA 02144
    (617) 629-5440

    Grades: K-8 | 456 students
  • Albert F. Argenziano School At Lincoln Park Math: 48% | Reading: 52%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    290 Washington Street
    Somerville, MA 02143
    (617) 629-5460

    Grades: PK-8 | 584 students
  • West Somerville Neighborhood Math: 47% | Reading: 45%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    177 Powderhouse Blvd
    Somerville, MA 02144
    (617) 625-6600

    Grades: PK-8 | 371 students
  • E Somerville Community Math: 40% | Reading: 45%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    50 Cross Street
    Somerville, MA 02145
    (617) 625-6600

    Grades: K-8 | 720 students
  • Arthur D Healey Math: 35% | Reading: 43%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    5 Meacham Street
    Somerville, MA 02145
    (617) 629-5420

    Grades: PK-8 | 451 students
  • Full Circle High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    11 Otis Street
    Somerville, MA 02145
    (617) 629-5640

    Grades: 9-12 | 52 students
  • Winter Hill Community Math: 29% | Reading: 28%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    115 Sycamore Street
    Somerville, MA 02145
    (617) 629-5680

    Grades: PK-8 | 459 students
  • Next Wave Junior High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    8 Bonair Street
    Somerville, MA 02143
    (617) 629-5640

    Grades: 6-8 | 15 students
  • Capuano Early Childhood Center
    150 Glen Street
    Somerville, MA 02145
    (617) 629-5480

    Grades: PK-K | 314 students
Recent Articles
Learn about whether or not public school students are prepared to enter into the "real world" upon graduation, and how schools are changing their curriculum to meet changing economic needs.
Many school districts are hiking up the price of school lunches this year. We’ll take a look at some of the reasons for the trend, including the child nutritional bill that President Obama signed into law last year.
There is no denying that being a public school teacher has its challenges, but some are more apparent than others. Keep reading to learn about the top ten challenges facing public school teachers this year.