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  • For the 2019-20 school year, there is 1 public high school managed by Wakefield School District serving 1,016 students in Wakefield, Massachusetts.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the state average of 13:1.

Wakefield School District (2019-20)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Wakefield Wakefield Memorial High School
    60 Farm Street
    Wakefield, MA 01880
    (781)246-6440

    Grades: 9-12 | 1016 students

Overview

School District NameWakefield School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students3,538 students
# of Teachers265 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
# of Male Students1,727 students
% Male Students
49%
# of Female Students1,811 students
% Female Students
51%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.25
# of American Indian Students5 students
% American Indian Students
n/a
# of Asian Students112 students
% Asian Students
3%
# of Hispanic Students191 students
% Hispanic Students
5%
# of Black Students88 students
% Black Students
2%
# of White Students3,038 students
% White Students
86%
# of Hawaiian Students6 students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
# of Two or more races Students97 students
% of Two or more races Students
3%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:129
# of Students in Kindergarten:265
# of Students in 1st Grade:263
# of Students in 2nd Grade:261
# of Students in 3rd Grade:261
# of Students in 4th Grade:258
# of Students in 5th Grade:244
# of Students in 6th Grade:257
# of Students in 7th Grade:290
# of Students in 8th Grade:294
# of Students in 9th Grade:272
# of Students in 10th Grade:228
# of Students in 11th Grade:271
# of Students in 12th Grade:237
# of Ungraded Students:8

District Comparison

  • Wakefield School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 397 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 90% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
53%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
54%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
95%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Wakefield School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $13,018 in this school district is less than the state average of $20,877. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $12,750 is less than the state average of $19,785. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MA)
Total Revenue$44 MM$28 MM
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Spending$43 MM$26 MM
This chart display total spending of Wakefield School District and average spending for each school distric in MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$13,018$20,877
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wakefield School District and average revenue per public school student in MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending / Student$12,750$19,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wakefield School District and average spending per public school student in MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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Did You Know?
Wakefield School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.25, which is lower than the Massachusetts average of 0.35. The most diverse school in the district is Woodville School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Massachusetts or national school diversity statistics.