Wakefield School District

60 Farm Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
(District boundaries shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 3,318 students in Wakefield School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in Wakefield School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Massachusetts public school average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
7 Schools
1,847 Schools
# Students
3,318 Students
911,529 Students
# Teachers
273 Teachers
76,212 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Wakefield School District, which is ranked within the top 50% 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 96% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
#159 out of 395 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Wakefield  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
42%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wakefield  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.
55%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wakefield  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.
96%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Wakefield  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.33
0.63
# American Indian Students
4 Students
2,055 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
130 Students
65,787 Students
% Asian Students
4%
7%
# Hispanic Students
278 Students
210,601 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
23%
# Black Students
90 Students
84,956 Students
% Black Students
3%
10%
# White Students
2,707 Students
507,258 Students
% White Students
82%
56%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
788 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
97 Students
39,090 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
102
27,714
# Students in K Grade:
249
62,374
# Students in 1st Grade:
290
62,602
# Students in 2nd Grade:
254
64,073
# Students in 3rd Grade:
245
65,481
# Students in 4th Grade:
271
65,789
# Students in 5th Grade:
271
66,972
# Students in 6th Grade:
258
67,110
# Students in 7th Grade:
266
69,038
# Students in 8th Grade:
266
71,463
# Students in 9th Grade:
211
75,727
# Students in 10th Grade:
189
71,088
# Students in 11th Grade:
206
69,758
# Students in 12th Grade:
240
70,661
# Ungraded Students:
-
1,679

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $21,358 in this school district is less than the state median of $23,971. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $21,084 is less than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$71 MM
$21,850 MM
This chart display total revenue of Wakefield  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
$70 MM
$22,544 MM
This chart display total spending of Wakefield  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
$21,358
$23,971
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wakefield  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
$21,084
$24,732
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wakefield  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 Wakefield School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wakefield Memorial High School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
60 Farm Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 246-6440
Grades: 9-12
| 846 students
Rank: #22.
Walton
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
18 Davidson Road
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 246-6494
Grades: K-4
| 216 students
Rank: #33.
Greenwood
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1030 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 246-6460
Grades: K-4
| 223 students
Rank: #44.
Dolbeare
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
340 Lowell Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 246-6480
Grades: K-4
| 447 students
Rank: #55.
Woodville School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
30 Farm Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 246-6469
Grades: K-4
| 423 students
Rank: #66.
Galvin Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
525 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 246-6410
Grades: 5-8
| 1,061 students
11 Paul Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 246-6420
Grades: PK
| 102 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Wakefield School District?
Wakefield School District manages 7 public schools serving 3,318 students.
What is the rank of Wakefield School District?
Wakefield School District is ranked #160 out of 395 school districts in Massachusetts (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Massachusetts school districts for: Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
What is the racial composition of students in Wakefield School District?
82% of Wakefield School District students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Wakefield School District?
Wakefield School District has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1, which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What is Wakefield School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $21,084 is less than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 7 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,318 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • : 96% (Top 20% in MA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 42% (Top 50%)
  • : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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