549 Pond Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
William E Sheehan serves 318 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
William E Sheehan placed in the top 10% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (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 75-79% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

William E Sheehan ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

William E Sheehan's student population of 318 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
318 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

William E Sheehan is ranked within the top 10% 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 William E Sheehan is 0.31, 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
#105 out of 1667 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
20%
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Black
1%
9%
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White
83%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
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-5
  • Students: 318 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.31 (Btm 50%)

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