Paul Hanlon

  • Paul Hanlon serves 220 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (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 85-89% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Paul Hanlon placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Paul Hanlon places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Paul Hanlon's student population of 220 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students220 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Paul Hanlon is ranked within the top 20% 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 Paul Hanlon is 0.36, 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#247 out of 1666 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
13%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
20%
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Black
1%
9%
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White
79%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.360.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWestwood School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Westwood Downey
    Grades: K-5 | 250 students
    1.1 miles
    250 Downey Street
    Westwood, MA 02090
    (781) 326-7500
    1.1 K-5 250
  • Westwood Deerfield School
    Grades: K-5 | 200 students
    1.4 miles
    72 Deerfield Avenue
    Westwood, MA 02090
    (781) 326-7500
    1.4 K-5 200
  • Westwood Westwood High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,002 student
    1.4 miles
    200 Nahatan Street
    Westwood, MA 02090
    (781) 326-7500
    1.4 9-12 1,002
  • Westwood E W Thurston Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 793 students
    1.6 miles
    850 High Street
    Westwood, MA 02090
    (781) 326-7500
    1.6 6-8 793
  • Westwood Westwood Integrated Preschool
    Grades: PK | 46 students
    1.6 miles
    200 Nahatan Street
    Westwood, MA 02090
    (781) 326-7500
    1.6 PK 46

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