Walter J Paton

58 Grafton Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 312 students in grades Kindergarten-4, Walter J Paton ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 312 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • : Top 20% in MA
  • : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Walter J Paton's student population of 312 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
312 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Walter J Paton ranks within the top 20% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Walter J Paton is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MA)
#255 out of 1644 schools
(Top 20%)
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55-59%
37%
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70-74%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
15%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
23%
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Black
3%
10%
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White
64%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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0.56
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Walter J Paton's ranking?
Walter J Paton is ranked #255 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Walter J Paton often compared to?
Walter J Patonis often viewed alongside schools like Floral Street School, Spring Street by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Walter J Paton?
312 students attend Walter J Paton.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of Walter J Paton students are White, 15% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Walter J Paton?
Walter J Paton has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Walter J Paton offer ?
Walter J Paton offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Walter J Paton part of?
Walter J Paton is part of Shrewsbury School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 312 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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