McCarthy-Towne School

Public K-6

 11 Charter Road
       Acton, MA  01720


(978) 264-3377

District: Acton-Boxborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
262nd of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,289 Help


Students who attend McCarthy-Towne School usually attend:

Middle:    Raymond J Grey Junior High
High:    Acton-Boxborough Regional High

Student/teacher ratio:  12.9 Help
Number of students:  446

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.2%
Hispanic:
10.8%
Asian:
9.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.6% Help


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Compare Details McCarthy-Towne School ranks better than 71.8% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks last among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Acton-Boxborough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.4. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70.2%), Hispanic (10.8%), Asian (9.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McCarthy-Towne School is 12.9, which is the 2nd best among 6 elementary schools in the Acton-Boxborough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McCarthy-Towne School is $16,289, which is the lowest among 7 elementary schools in the Acton-Boxborough School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

McCarthy-Towne School:

SchoolDigger ranks McCarthy-Towne School 262nd of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See McCarthy-Towne School in the ranking list.)

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Acton-Boxborough:

SchoolDigger ranks Acton-Boxborough 36th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for McCarthy-Towne School

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Rank History for all students at McCarthy-Towne School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 67.71 295th 938 68.6%
2018 58.64 413th 934 55.8%
2019 65.52 325th 942 65.5%
2021 75.94 223rd 936 76.2%
2022 74.64 227th 932 75.6%
2023 72.40 262nd 928 71.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at McCarthy-Towne School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.73 392nd 886 55.8%
2019 51.20 426th 896 52.5%
2021 63.05 253rd 894 71.7%
2022 59.59 299th 905 67.0%
2023 67.24 172nd 703 75.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at McCarthy-Towne School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 30.16 546th 700 22.0%
2022 78.48 95th 772 87.7%
2023 54.44 325th 757 57.1%
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Rank History for Female students at McCarthy-Towne School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.95 447th 893 49.9%
2019 66.69 291st 902 67.7%
2021 75.83 202nd 898 77.5%
2022 71.81 236th 901 73.8%
2023 68.51 280th 887 68.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at McCarthy-Towne School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.52 147th 656 77.6%
2019 62.84 187th 665 71.9%
2021 62.58 178th 632 71.8%
2022 64.20 180th 672 73.2%
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Rank History for Male students at McCarthy-Towne School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.00 352nd 898 60.8%
2019 62.03 346th 907 61.9%
2021 73.29 240th 904 73.5%
2022 75.10 202nd 908 77.8%
2023 72.55 243rd 896 72.9%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at McCarthy-Towne School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 74.68 234th 925 74.7%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at McCarthy-Towne School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 76.81 83rd 399 79.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at McCarthy-Towne School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 63.99 56th 155 63.9%
2021 59.42 73rd 141 48.2%
2022 77.89 31st 143 78.3%
2023 87.73 3rd 145 97.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at McCarthy-Towne School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 41.96 237th 398 40.5%
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Rank History for White students at McCarthy-Towne School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.20 410th 772 46.9%
2019 58.26 329th 780 57.8%
2021 64.95 250th 765 67.3%
2022 64.25 249th 764 67.4%
2023 58.72 308th 762 59.6%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for McCarthy-Towne School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 331 10 65 32 1 0 28 0 467
2016 330 12 58 43 3 0 23 0 469
2017 333 16 54 43 3 0 26 0 475
2018 344 17 51 47 3 0 25 0 487
2019 349 18 64 52 2 0 35 0 520
2020 342 18 72 45 3 0 35 0 515
2021 307 18 78 44 2 0 34 0 483
2022 313 15 51 39 0 0 32 0 450
2023 313 13 44 48 0 0 27 1 446

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at McCarthy-Towne School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 467 n/a n/a 9.6
2016 469 29.0 16.1 n/a
2017 475 29.5 16.0 n/a
2018 487 30.2 16.1 n/a
2019 520 33.1 15.7 n/a
2020 515 34.0 15.1 n/a
2021 483 30.0 16.1 n/a
2022 450 34.4 13.0 n/a
2023 446 34.5 12.9 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio McCarthy-Towne School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 467 n/a n/a 9.6
2016 469 29.0 16.1 n/a
2017 475 29.5 16.0 n/a
2018 487 30.2 16.1 n/a
2019 520 33.1 15.7 n/a
2020 515 34.0 15.1 n/a
2021 483 30.0 16.1 n/a
2022 450 34.4 13.0 n/a
2023 446 34.5 12.9 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for McCarthy-Towne School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $302 (2.1%) $13,998 (97.9%) $14,300
2020 $880 (2.8%) $30,365 (97.2%) $31,245
2021 $996 (6.1%) $15,293 (93.9%) $16,289

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on McCarthy-Towne School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 325th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 262nd of 928 Elementary schools
 6.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (McCarthy-Towne School)8556.5
 28.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Acton-Boxborough)7964.4
 14.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (McCarthy-Towne School)7439.3
 34.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Acton-Boxborough)6453.7
 10.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (McCarthy-Towne School)5551.5
 3.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Acton-Boxborough)7060.6
 9.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (McCarthy-Towne School)4157.6
 16.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Acton-Boxborough)6663.4
 2.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (McCarthy-Towne School)6155.6
 5.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Acton-Boxborough)6767.7
 0.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (McCarthy-Towne School)5450
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Acton-Boxborough)6463.2
 0.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (McCarthy-Towne School)5359.5
 6.5%
   5th Grade Science (Acton-Boxborough)6569.1
 4.1%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
6th Grade English Language Arts (McCarthy-Towne School)6355.6
 7.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Acton-Boxborough)7367.9
 5.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5442.3
 11.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (McCarthy-Towne School)6159.5
 1.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Acton-Boxborough)7673.7
 2.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141
 10%
All Grades English Language Arts (McCarthy-Towne School)6554.8
 10.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Acton-Boxborough)7467.1
 6.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (McCarthy-Towne School)5752
 5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Acton-Boxborough)7268.7
 3.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (McCarthy-Towne School)5359.5
 6.5%
   All Grades Science (Acton-Boxborough)7270.9
 1.1%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.2
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students520446
 14.2%
African American1813
 27.8%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian6444
 31.3%
Hispanic5248
 7.7%
Pacific Islander00
White349313
 10.3%
Two or More Races3527
 22.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about McCarthy-Towne School

Students at McCarthy-Towne School are 70% White, 11% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 446 students attended McCarthy-Towne School.

Students who attend McCarthy-Towne School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Raymond J Grey Junior High
High : Acton-Boxborough Regional High

McCarthy-Towne School ranks 262nd of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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