Palmer River

  • Palmer River serves 553 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Palmer River placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Palmer River's student population of 553 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students553 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Palmer River
Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Palmer River by grade.

School Comparison

  • Palmer River is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Palmer River is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#822 out of 1666 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Palmer River and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Palmer River and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
9%
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White
89%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Palmer River and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Palmer River. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.210.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Palmer River and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Palmer River and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDighton-Rehoboth School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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