Paul P Gates Elementary School

75 Spruce Street
Acton, MA 01720
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Paul P Gates Elementary School serves 368 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 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 368 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Paul P Gates Elementary School's student population of 368 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
368 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Paul P Gates Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Paul P Gates Elementary School is 0.56, 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
#78 out of 1644 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
61%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
23%
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Black
2%
10%
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White
26%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
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 Paul P Gates Elementary School's ranking?
Paul P Gates Elementary School is ranked #78 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Paul P Gates Elementary School often compared to?
Paul P Gates Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like C.t. Douglas Elementary School, Luther Conant School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
72% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Paul P Gates Elementary School?
368 students attend Paul P Gates Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
61% of Paul P Gates Elementary School students are Asian, 26% of students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Paul P Gates Elementary School?
Paul P Gates Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Paul P Gates Elementary School offer ?
Paul P Gates Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Paul P Gates Elementary School part of?
Paul P Gates Elementary School is part of Acton-Boxborough School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 368 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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