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 6 public elementary schools serving 1,899 students in Westwood School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public elementary schools in Massachusetts.
Public Elementary Schools in Westwood School District have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the Massachusetts public elementary school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 76% (versus the 47% statewide average).
The top ranked public elementary schools in Westwood School District are William E Sheehan, Martha Jones and Paul Hanlon. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Massachusetts public elementary school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,384 Schools
# Students
2,894 Students
603,789 Students
# Teachers
235 Teachers
50,699 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.
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
0.64
# American Indian Students
1 Student
1,304 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
358 Students
43,809 Students
% Asian Students
13%
7%
# Hispanic Students
151 Students
145,992 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
24%
# Black Students
61 Students
60,055 Students
% Black Students
2%
10%
# White Students
2,172 Students
324,140 Students
% White Students
75%
54%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
508 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
148 Students
27,659 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
44
18,456
# Students in K Grade:
201
59,542
# 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
57,974
# Students in 8th Grade:
206
56,256
# Students in 9th Grade:
214
5,454
# Students in 10th Grade:
236
4,967
# Students in 11th Grade:
249
4,614
# Students in 12th Grade:
250
4,344
# Ungraded Students:
3
155

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 Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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

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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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