William E Sheehan

549 Pond Street
Westwood, MA 02090
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
William E Sheehan serves 288 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
William E Sheehan placed in the top 5% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 288 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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 288 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
288 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

William E Sheehan is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of William E Sheehan is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#59 out of 1644 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
23%
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Black
1%
10%
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White
80%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is William E Sheehan's ranking?
William E Sheehan is ranked #59 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70-74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 80-84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend William E Sheehan?
288 students attend William E Sheehan.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
80% of William E Sheehan students are White, 8% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of William E Sheehan?
William E Sheehan has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does William E Sheehan offer ?
William E Sheehan offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is William E Sheehan part of?
William E Sheehan is part of Westwood School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 288 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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