Thornton Burgess (Closed 2021)

Serving 105 students in grades 6-8, Thornton Burgess ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 20-24% (which was lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 40-44% (which was lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 was lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment was 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which was lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
105 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

This School
State Level (MA)
(17-18)
20-24%
52%
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(17-18)
40-44%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Thornton Burgess and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
23%
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Black
4%
10%
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White
81%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Thornton Burgess and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% MA state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 56% MA state average).
How many students attend Thornton Burgess?
105 students attend Thornton Burgess.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Thornton Burgess students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thornton Burgess?
Thornton Burgess has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Thornton Burgess offer ?
Thornton Burgess offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Thornton Burgess part of?
Thornton Burgess is part of Hampden-Wilbraham School District.

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