115 Southworth Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Philip G Coburn serves 518 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Philip G Coburn placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Philip G Coburn ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Philip G Coburn's student population of 518 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
518 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
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School Rankings

Philip G Coburn is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Philip G Coburn 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
#1454 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
16%
7%
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Hispanic
16%
20%
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Black
5%
9%
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White
60%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
6%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 518 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59 (Top 30%)

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