South

700 Read Street
Somerset, MA 02726
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
South serves 274 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
South placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (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 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

South ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

South's student population of 274 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 35% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
274 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

South is ranked within the top 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 South is 0.20, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#603 out of 1667 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
6%
20%
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Black
1%
9%
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White
89%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.20
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 274 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.20 (Btm 50%)

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