Thomas Ditson

  • Thomas Ditson serves 542 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 52% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

School Overview

  • Thomas Ditson's student population of 542 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students542 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thomas Ditson's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thomas Ditson is 0.41, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#1001 out of 1,671 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
53%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
19%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
76%
61%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Thomas Ditson.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.410.36
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBillerica School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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