Westwood School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 2,952 students in Westwood School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in Westwood School District have an average math proficiency score of 78% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Westwood School District are Martha Jones, Westwood High School and Deerfield School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Westwood School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Massachusetts public school average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)

Overview

School District Name
Westwood School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,845 Schools
# Students
2,952 Students
911,465 Students
# Teachers
239 Teachers
74,040 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Westwood School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 398 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 98% has decreased from 99% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
Overall District Rank
#20 out of 404 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Westwood  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Westwood  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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
54%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Westwood  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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
98%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Westwood  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.40
0.62
# American Indian Students
1 Student
2,040 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
349 Students
66,043 Students
% Asian Students
12%
7%
# Hispanic Students
144 Students
203,337 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
22%
# Black Students
63 Students
85,126 Students
% Black Students
2%
10%
# White Students
2,252 Students
516,267 Students
% White Students
76%
57%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
795 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
141 Students
37,379 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
41
21,176
# Students in K Grade:
203
57,531
# Students in 1st Grade:
167
63,797
# Students in 2nd Grade:
219
65,329
# Students in 3rd Grade:
219
65,809
# Students in 4th Grade:
204
67,009
# Students in 5th Grade:
223
67,520
# Students in 6th Grade:
249
69,383
# Students in 7th Grade:
211
71,643
# Students in 8th Grade:
223
72,334
# Students in 9th Grade:
243
73,353
# Students in 10th Grade:
248
72,925
# Students in 11th Grade:
253
71,581
# Students in 12th Grade:
246
70,499
# Ungraded Students:
3
1,576

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $22,443 is higher than the state median of $22,177. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $21,978 is higher than the state median of $20,474. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$66 MM
$30 MM
This chart display total revenue of Westwood  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$65 MM
$28 MM
This chart display total spending of Westwood  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$22,443
$22,177
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Westwood  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$21,978
$20,474
This chart display average spending per public school student in Westwood  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Westwood School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Martha Jones
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
80 Martha Jones Rd
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: K-5
| 271 students
Rank: #22.
Westwood High School
Math: 90% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 Nahatan Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: 9-12
| 993 students
Rank: #33.
Deerfield School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: K-5
| 191 students
Rank: #44.
Downey
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
250 Downey Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: PK-5
| 295 students
Rank: #55.
William E Sheehan
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
549 Pond Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: K-5
| 289 students
Rank: #66.
Paul Hanlon
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
790 Gay Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: K-5
| 192 students
Rank: #77.
E W Thurston Middle School
Math: 72% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
850 High Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: 6-8
| 683 students
Rank: n/an/a
200 Nahatan Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: PK
| 38 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Westwood
  • 220 Nahatan Street, Westwood, MA, 02090
  • (781) 326-7500
  • westwood.k12.ma.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 2,952 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5% in MA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.40

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