South

  • South serves 320 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is approximately equal to the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • South placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • South's student population of 320 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students320 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South 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 is 0.37, 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#839 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
20%
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Black
3%
9%
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White
79%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.370.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameStoneham School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  • Stoneham Stoneham High School
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    0.6 miles
    149 Franklin Street
    Stoneham, MA 02180
    (781) 279-3810
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    Grades: K-5 | 464 students
    0.7 miles
    175 Park Street
    North Reading, MA 01864
    (978) 664-7814
    0.7 K-5 464
  • Stoneham Stoneham Central Middle School
    Grades: 5-8 | 687 students
    0.8 miles
    101 Central Street
    Stoneham, MA 02180
    (781) 279-3840
    0.8 5-8 687
  • Stoneham Colonial Park
    Grades: PK-4 | 278 students
    0.9 miles
    30 Avalon Road
    Stoneham, MA 02180
    (781) 279-3890
    0.9 PK-4 278
  • Stoneham Robin Hood
    Grades: PK-4 | 382 students
    1.4 miles
    70 Oak Street
    Stoneham, MA 02180
    (781) 279-3870
    1.4 PK-4 382

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