Nathaniel H. Wixon School

901 Route 134/drwr R
South Dennis, MA 02660
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Nathaniel H. Wixon School serves 442 students in grades 4-7.
Nathaniel H. Wixon School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 4-7
  • Enrollment: 442 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Nathaniel H. Wixon School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Nathaniel H. Wixon School's student population of 442 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 4-7
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
442 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Nathaniel H. Wixon School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Nathaniel H. Wixon School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1071 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
3%
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
23%
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Black
10%
10%
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White
66%
56%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nathaniel H. Wixon School's ranking?
Nathaniel H. Wixon School is ranked #1071 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Nathaniel H. Wixon School?
442 students attend Nathaniel H. Wixon School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Nathaniel H. Wixon School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Nathaniel H. Wixon School?
Nathaniel H. Wixon School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Nathaniel H. Wixon School offer ?
Nathaniel H. Wixon School offers enrollment in grades 4-7 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Nathaniel H. Wixon School part of?
Nathaniel H. Wixon School is part of Dennis-Yarmouth School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 4-7
  • Enrollment: 442 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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