170 Temple Street
West Newton, MA 02465
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Peirce serves 276 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Peirce placed in the top 10% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (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 75-79% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Asian), which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Peirce ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Peirce's student population of 276 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
276 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Peirce is ranked within the top 10% 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 Peirce is 0.59, which is equal to 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 Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#141 out of 1667 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
22%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
20%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
60%
60%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 276 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59 (Top 30%)

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