Westwood School District

220 Nahatan Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 10%

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 10%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 2,894 students in Westwood School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in Westwood School District have an average math proficiency score of 64% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 77% (versus the 49% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Westwood School District are Westwood High School, William E Sheehan and Martha Jones. 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 25% of the student body (majority Asian), 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
8 Schools
1,847 Schools
# Students
2,894 Students
911,529 Students
# Teachers
235 Teachers
76,212 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Westwood School District, which is ranked within the top 10% 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 98% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
#21 out of 395 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Westwood  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
64%
37%
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 2020-21 school year data.
77%
49%
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 2020-21 school year data.
98%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Westwood  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.42
0.63
# American Indian Students
1 Student
2,055 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
358 Students
65,787 Students
% Asian Students
13%
7%
# Hispanic Students
151 Students
210,601 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
23%
# Black Students
61 Students
84,956 Students
% Black Students
2%
10%
# White Students
2,172 Students
507,258 Students
% White Students
75%
56%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
788 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
148 Students
39,090 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
44
27,714
# Students in K Grade:
201
62,374
# Students in 1st Grade:
214
62,602
# Students in 2nd Grade:
177
64,073
# Students in 3rd Grade:
219
65,481
# Students in 4th Grade:
218
65,789
# Students in 5th Grade:
207
66,972
# Students in 6th Grade:
222
67,110
# Students in 7th Grade:
234
69,038
# Students in 8th Grade:
206
71,463
# Students in 9th Grade:
214
75,727
# Students in 10th Grade:
236
71,088
# Students in 11th Grade:
249
69,758
# Students in 12th Grade:
250
70,661
# Ungraded Students:
3
1,679

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $24,994 is higher than the state median of $23,971. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $24,181 is less than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$72 MM
$21,850 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$70 MM
$22,544 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$24,994
$23,971
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Westwood  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
$24,181
$24,732
This chart display average spending per public school student in Westwood  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 Westwood School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Westwood High School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 Nahatan Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: 9-12
| 952 students
Rank: #22.
William E Sheehan
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
549 Pond Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: K-5
| 288 students
Rank: #33.
Martha Jones
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
80 Martha Jones Rd
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: K-5
| 272 students
Rank: #44.
Paul Hanlon
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
790 Gay Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: K-5
| 189 students
Rank: #55.
Downey
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
250 Downey Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: PK-5
| 306 students
Rank: #66.
Deerfield School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: K-5
| 182 students
Rank: #77.
E W Thurston Middle School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
850 High Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: 6-8
| 662 students
Rank: n/an/a
200 Nahatan Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
Grades: PK
| 43 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Westwood School District?
Westwood School District manages 8 public schools serving 2,894 students.
What is the rank of Westwood School District?
Westwood School District is ranked #22 out of 395 school districts in Massachusetts (top 10%) 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 overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%) and Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
What is the racial composition of students in Westwood School District?
75% of Westwood School District students are White, 13% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Westwood School District?
Westwood School District has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1, which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What is Westwood School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $24,181 is less than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 8 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,894 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • : 98% (Top 5% in MA)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 64% (Top 10%)
  • : 77% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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