75 Spruce Street
Acton, MA 01720
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Paul P Gates Elementary School serves 377 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Paul P Gates Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 82% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 86% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Paul P Gates Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Paul P Gates Elementary School's student population of 377 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 37% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
377 students
This chart display total students of Paul P Gates Elementary School by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Paul P Gates Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Paul P Gates Elementary School by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Paul P Gates Elementary School by grade.

School Rankings

Paul P Gates Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Paul P Gates Elementary School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#42 out of 1667 schools
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Paul P Gates Elementary School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Paul P Gates Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Paul P Gates Elementary School 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
12:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Paul P Gates Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
60%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Paul P Gates Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hispanic
5%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Paul P Gates Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
3%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Paul P Gates Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
28%
57%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Paul P Gates Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Paul P Gates Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Paul P Gates Elementary School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score
0.56
This chart display the diversity score of Paul P Gates Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Paul P Gates Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Paul P Gates Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

Review Paul P Gates Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

School Safety: Shootings
School Safety: Shootings
Teachers and parents must be prepared for anything that impacts the safety of our young people.
What are the Top High Schools in Boston?
What are the Top High Schools in Boston?
We review recent rankings from Boston Magazine that shows the top-rated high schools in this extensive school district.
An Overview of the Funding of Public Schools
An Overview of the Funding of Public Schools
Learn about how public schools are funded today and how the federal and local monies are allocated.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 377 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56

Quick Links