West Somerville Neighborhood

  • West Somerville Neighborhood serves 371 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • West Somerville Neighborhood placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

West Somerville Neighborhood places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • West Somerville Neighborhood's student population of 371 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students371 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of West Somerville Neighborhood
Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of West Somerville Neighborhood by grade.

School Comparison

  • West Somerville Neighborhood is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 West Somerville Neighborhood is 0.63, which is more 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#1120 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Somerville Neighborhood and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Somerville Neighborhood and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
19%
20%
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Black
14%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Somerville Neighborhood and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
56%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Somerville Neighborhood. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.630.59
This chart display the diversity score of West Somerville Neighborhood and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Somerville Neighborhood and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Somerville Neighborhood and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSomerville School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Arlington Thompson
    Grades: K-5 | 489 students
    0.7 miles
    187 Everett Street
    Arlington, MA 02474
    (781) 316-3768
    0.7 K-5 489
  • Somerville Benjamin G Brown
    Grades: K-5 | 231 students
    0.9 miles
    201 Willow Avenue
    Somerville, MA 02144
    (617) 629-5620
    0.9 K-5 231
  • Cambridge Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School Charter School
    Grades: PK-6 | 354 students
    1.0 miles
    21 Notre Dame Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02140
    (617) 497-7771
    1.0 PK-6 354
  • Medford Brooks School
    Grades: PK-5 | 502 students
    1.0 miles
    388 High Street
    Medford, MA 02155
    (781) 393-2166
    1.0 PK-5 502
  • Medford Curtis-tufts
    Grades: 9-12 | 13 students
    1.0 miles
    437 Main Street
    Medford, MA 02155
    (781) 393-2343
    1.0 9-12 13

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