Thomas R Plympton Elementary School

20 Farnsworth Street
Waltham, MA 02451
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Thomas R Plympton Elementary School serves 422 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (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 44% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Thomas R Plympton 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Thomas R Plympton Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Thomas R Plympton Elementary School's student population of 422 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students422 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Thomas R Plympton Elementary School 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 R Plympton Elementary School is 0.66, which is more 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
#1078 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
42%
20%
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Black
12%
9%
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White
39%
60%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.660.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaltham School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Thomas R Plympton Elementary School is Waltham Senior High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is John W. Mcdevitt Middle School (0.6 miles away)
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