Walter J Paton

  • Walter J Paton serves 342 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (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 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Walter J Paton placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

Top Placements

Walter J Paton places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Walter J Paton's student population of 342 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students342 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Walter J Paton is ranked within the top 20% 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 Walter J Paton is 0.48, 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#319 out of 1666 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
19%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
20%
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Black
n/a
9%
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White
69%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.480.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShrewsbury School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  • Shrewsbury Beal School
    Grades: K-1 | 309 students
    0.3 miles
    1 Maple Avenue
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545
    (508) 841-8860
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  • Shrewsbury Sherwood Middle School
    Grades: 5-6 | 967 students
    0.8 miles
    28 Sherwood Avenue
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545
    (508) 841-8670
    0.8 5-6 967
  • Shrewsbury Oak Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 1,009 student
    1.0 miles
    45 Oak Street
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545
    (508) 841-1200
    1.0 7-8 1,009
  • Shrewsbury Spring Street
    Grades: K-4 | 358 students
    1.0 miles
    123 Spring Street
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545
    (508) 841-8700
    1.0 K-4 358
  • Shrewsbury Floral Street School
    Grades: 1-4 | 750 students
    1.2 miles
    57 Floral Street
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545
    (508) 841-8720
    1.2 1-4 750

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