58 Grafton Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Walter J Paton serves 350 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Walter J Paton placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 350 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 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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Attribute

School Overview

Walter J Paton's student population of 350 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
350 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Walter J Paton is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Walter J Paton is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#195 out of 1667 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
19%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
22%
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Black
3%
10%
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White
66%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (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 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

75-79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 51% MA state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% MA state average).

How many students attend Walter J Paton?

350 students attend Walter J Paton.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

66% of Walter J Paton students are White, 19% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Hispanic, 4% 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 18:1, 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 (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 350 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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