Thomas Ditson

39 Cook Street
Billerica, MA 01821
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Thomas Ditson serves 536 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Thomas Ditson placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (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 59% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Thomas Ditson's student population of 536 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students536 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Thomas Ditson 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 Thomas Ditson is 0.45, 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
#889 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
20%
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Black
6%
9%
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White
73%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.450.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBillerica School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Thomas Ditson is Shawsheen Valley Vocational Technical High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Locke Middle School (1.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Billerica Shawsheen Valley Vocational Technical High School Vocational School
    Math: 82% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,326 student
    0.8 miles
    100 Cook Street
    Billerica, MA 01821
    (978) 667-2111
    0.8 9-12 1,326
  • Billerica Locke Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 506 students
    1.5 miles
    110 Allen Road
    Billerica, MA 01821
    (978) 528-8650
    1.5 6-8 506
  • Burlington Pine Glen Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 310 students
    1.5 miles
    1 Pine Glen Way
    Burlington, MA 01803
    (781) 270-1712
    1.5 K-5 310
  • Billerica Eugene C Vining Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 195 students
    1.7 miles
    121 Lexington Road
    Billerica, MA 01821
    (978) 528-8630
    1.7 K-5 195
  • Wilmington Boutwell
    Grades: PK-K | 160 students
    2.0 miles
    17 Boutwell Avenue
    Wilmington, MA 01887
    (978) 694-6070
    2 PK-K 160

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