Somerville School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 4,868 students in Somerville 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 Somerville School District have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Somerville School District are Benjamin G Brown, John F Kennedy and Somerville High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Somerville School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Somerville 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%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Somerville School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
11 Schools
1,849 Schools
# Students
4,868 Students
951,520 Students
# Teachers
427 Teachers
72,945 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Somerville School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 401 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 77% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
Overall District Rank
#281 out of 404 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Somerville  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
51%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
54%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Somerville  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.68
0.59
# American Indian Students
3 Students
2,098 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
345 Students
65,433 Students
% Asian Students
7%
7%
# Hispanic Students
2,049 Students
190,699 Students
% Hispanic Students
42%
20%
# Black Students
486 Students
86,216 Students
% Black Students
10%
9%
# White Students
1,793 Students
571,635 Students
% White Students
37%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
812 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
188 Students
34,518 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
300
30,411
# Students in K Grade:
427
65,579
# Students in 1st Grade:
386
67,670
# Students in 2nd Grade:
408
68,165
# Students in 3rd Grade:
401
69,969
# Students in 4th Grade:
345
72,086
# Students in 5th Grade:
375
72,285
# Students in 6th Grade:
347
70,804
# Students in 7th Grade:
292
70,469
# Students in 8th Grade:
320
71,492
# Students in 9th Grade:
322
76,601
# Students in 10th Grade:
333
73,016
# Students in 11th Grade:
333
71,748
# Students in 12th Grade:
274
70,028
# Ungraded Students:
5
1,197

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $25,954 is higher than the state median of $21,203. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $24,748 is higher than the state median of $19,776. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$126 MM
$29 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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$121 MM
$27 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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$25,954
$21,203
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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$24,748
$19,776
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 2017-18 school year data.

Best Somerville School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Benjamin G Brown
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
201 Willow Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 629-5620
Grades: K-5
| 231 students
Rank: #22.
John F Kennedy
Math: 69% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5 Cherry Street
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 629-5440
Grades: K-8
| 456 students
Rank: #33.
Somerville High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
81 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-6600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,215 students
Rank: #44.
West Somerville Neighborhood
Math: 48% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
177 Powderhouse Blvd
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 625-6600
Grades: PK-8
| 371 students
Rank: #55.
Albert F. Argenziano School At Lincoln Park
Math: 42% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
290 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 629-5460
Grades: PK-8
| 584 students
Rank: #66.
E Somerville Community
Math: 36% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
50 Cross Street
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 625-6600
Grades: K-8
| 720 students
Rank: #77.
Arthur D Healey
Math: 31% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5 Meacham Street
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 629-5420
Grades: PK-8
| 451 students
Rank: #88.
Winter Hill Community
Math: 33% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
115 Sycamore Street
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 629-5680
Grades: PK-8
| 459 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Full Circle High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
11 Otis Street
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 629-5640
Grades: 9-12
| 52 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
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
150 Glen Street
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 629-5480
Grades: PK-K
| 314 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 4,868 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68

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