Pierce serves 709 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Pierce 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (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 78% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Kindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 709 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Minority Enrollment: 51%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 10% in MA
- Math Proficiency: 67% (Top 10%)
- Reading Proficiency: 78% (Top 10%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education
Pierce ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Pierce's student population of 709 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Pierce is ranked within the top 10% 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 Pierce is 0.68, which is more 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
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#101 out of 1644 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pierce's ranking?
Pierce is ranked #101 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Pierce often compared to?
Pierceis often viewed alongside schools like Lawrence by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
67% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 78% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Pierce?
709 students attend Pierce.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
49% of Pierce students are White, 25% of students are Asian, 12% of students are Two or more races, 10% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Pierce?
Pierce has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Pierce offer ?
Pierce offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Pierce part of?
Pierce is part of Brookline School District.
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