Somerville School District
- For the 2021 school year, there are 2 public high schools in Somerville School District, serving 1,267 students. Public high schools in Somerville School District have an average math proficiency score of 70% (versus the Massachusetts public high school average of 68%), and reading proficiency score of 85% (versus the 78% statewide average). This district's average high testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Massachusetts.
- public high school in Somerville School District have a Graduation Rate of 86%, which is less than the Massachusetts average of 88%.
- The school with highest graduation rate is Somerville High School, with 87% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Massachusetts or national school graduation rate statistics.
- Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public high school average of 39% (majority Hispanic).
- The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is less than the Massachusetts public high school average of 12:1.
|School District Name||Somerville School District|
|School District Website||http://www.somerville.k12.ma.us|
|School District Phone Number||(617) 625-6600|
|School District Grades Offered||PK - 12|
|2017-2018 School Year Data||This School District||This State (MA)|
|# of Schools||2 Schools||406 Schools|
|# of Students||1,267 Students||326,760 Students|
|# of Teachers||136 Teachers||26,254 Teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1||12:1|
- Somerville School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 302 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 Data||This School District||State Average (MA)|
|Overall Testing Rank||#270 out of 403 school districts|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
Students by Ethnicity:
|# of American Indian Students||n/a||742 Students|
|% American Indian Students||n/a||n/a|
|# of Asian Students||101 Students||20,776 Students|
|% Asian Students|
|# of Hispanic Students||572 Students||61,310 Students|
|% Hispanic Students|
|# of Black Students||176 Students||34,827 Students|
|% Black Students|
|# of White Students||400 Students||199,128 Students|
|% White Students|
|# of Hawaiian Students||n/a||303 Students|
|% of Hawaiian Students||n/a||n/a|
|# of Two or more races Students||18 Students||9,587 Students|
|% of Two or more races Students|
Students by Grade:
|# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:||-||1,150|
|# of Students in Kindergarten:||-||1,430|
|# of Students in 1st Grade:||-||1,407|
|# of Students in 2nd Grade:||-||1,478|
|# of Students in 3rd Grade:||-||1,440|
|# of Students in 4th Grade:||-||1,453|
|# of Students in 5th Grade:||-||2,406|
|# of Students in 6th Grade:||-||4,762|
|# of Students in 7th Grade:||-||8,229|
|# of Students in 8th Grade:||-||10,536|
|# of Students in 9th Grade:||322||76,601|
|# of Students in 10th Grade:||333||73,016|
|# of Students in 11th Grade:||333||71,748|
|# of Students in 12th Grade:||274||70,028|
|# of Ungraded Students:||5||1,076|
Fiscal Data Comparison
- The revenue/student of $25,317 is higher than the state median of $20,340. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat 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 stayed relatively flat over four school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017||This School District||This State (MA)|
|Total Revenue||$123 MM||$28 MM|
|Spending||$117 MM||$26 MM|
|Revenue / Student||$25,317||$20,340|
|Revenue / Student||$24,073||$18,839|
Somerville School District Public High Schools (2021)
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