William A Welch Senior

  • William A Welch Senior serves 360 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (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 40-44% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • William A Welch Senior 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.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

School Overview

  • William A Welch Senior's student population of 360 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students360 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • William A Welch Senior 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 William A Welch Senior is 0.51, 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#1320 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
27%
20%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
65%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.510.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePeabody School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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