South Street Elementary School

376 South Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
South Street Elementary School serves 586 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
South Street Elementary School 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 586 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

South Street Elementary School's student population of 586 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
586 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

South Street Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 South Street Elementary School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1584 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
60%
23%
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Black
7%
10%
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White
22%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Street Elementary School's ranking?
South Street Elementary School is ranked #1584 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend South Street Elementary School?
586 students attend South Street Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of South Street Elementary School students are Hispanic, 22% of students are White, 8% of students are Two or more races, 7% of students are Black, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Street Elementary School?
South Street Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does South Street Elementary School offer ?
South Street Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is South Street Elementary School part of?
South Street Elementary School is part of Fitchburg School District.

School Reviews

4   5/1/2020
I used to go where it was a great school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Lena Dao

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 586 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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