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  • For the 2021 school year, there are 7 public middle schools in Somerville School District, serving 3,056 students. Public middle schools in Somerville School District have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the Massachusetts public middle school average of 48%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 50% statewide average). This district's average middle testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Massachusetts.
  • The top ranked public middle schools in Somerville School District are John F Kennedy, Albert F. Argenziano School At Lincoln Park and West Somerville Neighborhood. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public middle school average of 45% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is less than the Massachusetts public middle school average of 13:1.

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 Schools7 Schools512 Schools
# of Students3,056 Students305,349 Students
# of Teachers253 Teachers24,229 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1

District Comparison

  • Somerville School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 296 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 Score0.670.63
# of American Indian Students2 Students681 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students190 Students20,532 Students
% Asian Students
6%
7%
# of Hispanic Students1,325 Students69,662 Students
% Hispanic Students
43%
23%
# of Black Students291 Students34,895 Students
% Black Students
10%
11%
# of White Students1,123 Students168,325 Students
% White Students
37%
55%
# of Hawaiian Students1 Student286 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students121 Students10,947 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:722,520
# of Students in Kindergarten:3097,407
# of Students in 1st Grade:3427,759
# of Students in 2nd Grade:3638,027
# of Students in 3rd Grade:3658,591
# of Students in 4th Grade:3089,523
# of Students in 5th Grade:33822,086
# of Students in 6th Grade:34760,519
# of Students in 7th Grade:29270,843
# of Students in 8th Grade:32071,876
# of Students in 9th Grade: - 10,276
# of Students in 10th Grade: - 9,116
# of Students in 11th Grade: - 8,651
# of Students in 12th Grade: - 8,013
# of Ungraded Students: - 142

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 2016-2017This 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 Middle Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • John F Kennedy Math: 68% | Reading: 74%
    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%
    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%
    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%
    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%
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5 Meacham Street
    Somerville, MA 02145
    (617) 629-5420

    Grades: PK-8 | 451 students
  • Winter Hill Community Math: 29% | Reading: 28%
    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%
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    8 Bonair Street
    Somerville, MA 02143
    (617) 629-5640

    Grades: 6-8 | 15 students
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