Wachusett School District

1745 Main Street, C/o Jefferson School
Jefferson, MA 01522
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Wachusett School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public middle schools serving 2,195 students in Wachusett School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public middle schools in Massachusetts.
Public Middle Schools in Wachusett School District have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the Massachusetts public middle school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 44% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Massachusetts public middle school average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
13 Schools
535 Schools
# Students
6,727 Students
307,136 Students
# Teachers
467 Teachers
26,286 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Wachusett School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 395 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 94% has decreased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
#113 out of 395 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Wachusett  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
47%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wachusett  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 2020-21 school year data.
60%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wachusett  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 2020-21 school year data.
94%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Wachusett  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.28
0.67
# American Indian Students
8 Students
770 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
198 Students
21,401 Students
% Asian Students
3%
7%
# Hispanic Students
473 Students
80,027 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
26%
# Black Students
181 Students
37,484 Students
% Black Students
3%
12%
# White Students
5,681 Students
153,850 Students
% White Students
84%
50%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
315 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
182 Students
12,982 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
127
2,761
# Students in K Grade:
508
7,202
# Students in 1st Grade:
492
7,520
# Students in 2nd Grade:
469
7,881
# Students in 3rd Grade:
505
8,280
# Students in 4th Grade:
473
9,357
# Students in 5th Grade:
540
21,640
# Students in 6th Grade:
560
56,578
# Students in 7th Grade:
541
69,038
# Students in 8th Grade:
548
71,463
# Students in 9th Grade:
483
12,193
# Students in 10th Grade:
493
11,312
# Students in 11th Grade:
495
10,898
# Students in 12th Grade:
475
10,621
# Ungraded Students:
18
392

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,235 in this school district is less than the state median of $23,971. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,229 is less than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$123 MM
$21,850 MM
This chart display total revenue of Wachusett  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$116 MM
$22,544 MM
This chart display total spending of Wachusett  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,235
$23,971
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wachusett  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,229
$24,732
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wachusett  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Wachusett School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Thomas Prince
(Math: 55% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
170 Sterling Road
Princeton, MA 01541
(978) 464-2110
Grades: K-8
| 352 students
Rank: #22.
Chocksett Middle School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
40 Boutelle Road
Sterling, MA 01564
(978) 422-6552
Grades: 5-8
| 289 students
Rank: #33.
Mountview Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
270 Shrewsbury Street
Holden, MA 01520
(508) 829-5577
Grades: 6-8
| 742 students
Rank: #44.
Central Tree Middle School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
281 Main Street
Rutland, MA 01543
(508) 886-0073
Grades: 6-8
| 365 students
Rank: #55.
Paxton Center
(Math: 31% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
19 West Street
Paxton, MA 01612
(508) 798-8576
Grades: K-8
| 447 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 13 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 6,727 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • : 94% (Top 50% in MA)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 47% (Top 30%)
  • : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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