Underwood

  • Underwood serves 284 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Underwood placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Underwood places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Underwood's student population of 284 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students284 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Underwood is ranked within the top 30% 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 Underwood is 0.56, 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#415 out of 1666 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
18%
7%
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Hispanic
11%
20%
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Black
3%
9%
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White
63%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.560.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Underwood and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewton School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  • Newton Bigelow Middle School
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    0.2 miles
    42 Vernon St
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617) 559-6800
    0.2 6-8 521
  • Newton Lincoln-eliot
    Grades: K-5 | 374 students
    0.6 miles
    191 Pearl Street
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617) 559-9540
    0.6 K-5 374
  • Newtonville Cabot
    Grades: K-5 | 391 students
    0.9 miles
    225 Nevada Street (cabot At Ca
    Newtonville, MA 02460
    (617) 559-9400
    0.9 K-5 391
  • Newton Center John Ward
    Grades: K-5 | 309 students
    1.0 miles
    10 Dolphin Rd
    Newton Center, MA 02459
    (617) 559-6450
    1.0 K-5 309
  • Watertown Watertown High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 674 students
    1.1 miles
    50 Columbia Street
    Watertown, MA 02472
    (617) 926-7760
    1.1 9-12 674

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