South Memorial

South Memorial serves 467 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
South Memorial 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

South Memorial's student population of 467 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students467 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

South Memorial is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of South Memorial is 0.24, which is less than 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1186 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
20%
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Black
3%
9%
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White
87%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.240.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePeabody School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South Memorial is Salem High School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is J Henry Higgins Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Captain Samuel Brown (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Peabody Captain Samuel Brown
    Grades: K-5 | 358 students
    0.5 miles
    150 Lynn Street
    Peabody, MA 01960
    (978) 536-4100
    0.5 K-5 358
  • Peabody J Henry Higgins Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,366 student
    0.8 miles
    85 Perkins Street
    Peabody, MA 01960
    (978) 536-4800
    0.8 6-8 1,366
  • Peabody William A Welch Senior
    Grades: PK-5 | 360 students
    0.9 miles
    50 Swampscott Avenue
    Peabody, MA 01960
    (978) 536-5775
    0.9 PK-5 360
  • Peabody Center
    Grades: K-5 | 394 students
    1.0 miles
    18 Irving Street
    Peabody, MA 01960
    (978) 536-5475
    1.0 K-5 394
  • Salem Witchcraft Heights
    Grades: K-5 | 458 students
    1.5 miles
    1 Frederick Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 740-1271
    1.5 K-5 458

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5  
Good teachers. Great kids. Strong parent body. Lots of activities. Lots of politics. Lack of leadership.
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