58 Grafton Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Walter J Paton serves 342 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 16:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

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 342 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
Total Students
342 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 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 0.48, 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 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
16:1
13:1
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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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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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 District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Students: 342 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.48 (Top 50%)

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