Top 5 Best Waltham Public Elementary Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public elementary schools serving 3,853 students in Waltham, MA.
The top ranked public elementary schools in Waltham, MA are Douglas Macarthur Elementary School, John F Kennedy Middle School and James Fitzgerald Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Waltham, MA public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Massachusetts public elementary school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 42% statewide average). Elementary schools in Waltham have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Massachusetts public elementary schools.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public elementary school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Elementary Schools in Waltham, MA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Douglas Macarthur Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
494 Lincoln Street
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 314-5721
Grades: K-5
| 469 students
Rank: #22.
John F Kennedy Middle School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
655 Lexington St
Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 314-5563
Grades: 6-8
| 553 students
Rank: #33.
James Fitzgerald Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
140 Beal Road
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5685
Grades: K-5
| 381 students
Rank: #44.
William F. Stanley Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
250 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5620
Grades: PK-5
| 381 students
Rank: #55.
John W. Mcdevitt Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
75 Church Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5595
Grades: 6-8
| 617 students
Rank: #66.
Thomas R Plympton Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
20 Farnsworth Street
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 314-5765
Grades: K-5
| 334 students
Rank: #77.
Northeast Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
70 Putney Lane
Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 314-5745
Grades: PK-5
| 491 students
Rank: #88.
Waltham Public Schools Dual Language Program
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
510 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5402
Grades: K-5
| 210 students
Rank: #99.
Henry Whittemore Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
30 Parmenter Road
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5785
Grades: K-5
| 417 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Waltham, Massachusetts

Waltham, Massachusetts Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
14 Ash Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5665
Grades: 5-6
| 281 students
260 Grove Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5645
Grades: K-5
| 118 students
258 Trapelo Rd
Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 314-5654
Grades: PK
| 81 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public elementary schools in Waltham, MA?
The top ranked public elementary schools in Waltham, MA include Douglas Macarthur Elementary School, John F Kennedy Middle School and James Fitzgerald Elementary School.
How many public elementary schools are located in Waltham, MA?
9 public elementary schools are located in Waltham, MA.
What is the racial composition of students in Waltham, MA?
Waltham, MA public elementary schools minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public elementary schools average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

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