Pelham Elementary School

45 Amherst Road
Amherst, MA 01002
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Pelham Elementary School serves 117 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Pelham Elementary School 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-49% (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 50-59% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 117 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Pelham Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Pelham Elementary School's student population of 117 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
117 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
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School Rankings

Pelham Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Pelham Elementary School is 0.49, 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
#645 out of 1644 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-49%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-59%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
17%
23%
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Black
5%
10%
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White
69%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pelham Elementary School's ranking?
Pelham Elementary School is ranked #645 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Pelham Elementary School often compared to?
Pelham Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Fort River Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 50-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Pelham Elementary School?
117 students attend Pelham Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
69% of Pelham Elementary School students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Black, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Pelham Elementary School?
Pelham Elementary School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Pelham Elementary School offer ?
Pelham Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Pelham Elementary School part of?
Pelham Elementary School is part of Pelham School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 117 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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