Blanchard Memorial School

Public K-6

 493 Massachusetts Avenue
       Boxborough, MA  01719


(978) 263-4569

District: Acton-Boxborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
117th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,925 Help


Students who attend Blanchard Memorial School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  506

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.4%
Asian:
27.7%
Hispanic:
9.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.6% Help


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Compare Details Blanchard Memorial School ranks better than 87.4% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 3rd 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 86.4. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Blanchard Memorial School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Acton-Boxborough School District. Racial makeup is: White (53.4%), Asian (27.7%), Hispanic (9.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blanchard Memorial School is 13.6. 5 elementary schools in the Acton-Boxborough School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blanchard Memorial School is $17,925, which is the 2nd highest among 6 elementary schools in the Acton-Boxborough School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

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SchoolDigger ranks Blanchard Memorial School 117th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Blanchard Memorial 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 Blanchard Memorial School

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Rank History for all students at Blanchard Memorial School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 92.14 27th 938 97.1%
2018 87.51 83rd 934 91.1%
2019 86.16 106th 942 88.7%
2021 93.25 39th 936 95.8%
2022 90.18 84th 932 91.0%
2023 86.40 117th 928 87.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Blanchard Memorial School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.29 223rd 886 74.8%
2019 64.47 240th 896 73.2%
2021 84.83 89th 894 90.0%
2022 58.78 320th 905 64.6%
2023 54.40 259th 703 63.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Blanchard Memorial School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.51 66th 893 92.6%
2019 87.95 73rd 902 91.9%
2021 91.99 37th 898 95.9%
2022 87.38 101st 901 88.8%
2023 87.25 102nd 887 88.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Blanchard Memorial School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.98 90th 656 86.3%
2019 80.91 78th 665 88.3%
2021 84.38 59th 632 90.7%
2022 69.70 140th 672 79.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Blanchard Memorial School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.55 112th 898 87.5%
2019 81.15 147th 907 83.8%
2021 91.00 51st 904 94.4%
2022 89.92 67th 908 92.6%
2023 82.52 140th 896 84.4%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Blanchard Memorial School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 91.62 47th 925 94.9%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Blanchard Memorial School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 94.37 22nd 399 94.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Blanchard Memorial School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.05 21st 154 86.4%
2019 71.16 46th 155 70.3%
2021 71.01 48th 141 66.0%
2022 69.24 53rd 143 62.9%
2023 66.94 54th 145 62.8%
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Rank History for White students at Blanchard Memorial School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.08 165th 772 78.6%
2019 72.63 182nd 780 76.7%
2021 86.93 61st 765 92.0%
2022 79.80 118th 764 84.6%
2023 75.81 153rd 762 79.9%
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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 Blanchard Memorial School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 235 8 139 15 2 0 15 0 414
2016 247 11 146 15 1 0 14 0 434
2017 242 7 137 13 2 0 12 0 413
2018 261 7 146 15 2 0 16 0 447
2019 272 6 146 23 2 0 15 0 464
2020 273 9 144 28 0 0 18 0 472
2021 269 13 145 35 0 0 25 0 487
2022 267 12 143 46 0 0 28 0 496
2023 270 16 140 48 1 0 30 1 506

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

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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 Blanchard Memorial School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 414 n/a n/a 10.6
2016 434 28.0 15.5 n/a
2017 413 27.5 15.0 n/a
2018 447 30.2 14.8 n/a
2019 464 32.4 14.3 n/a
2020 472 32.6 14.4 n/a
2021 487 29.1 16.7 n/a
2022 496 38.0 13.0 n/a
2023 506 37.0 13.6 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 Blanchard Memorial School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 414 n/a n/a 10.6
2016 434 28.0 15.5 n/a
2017 413 27.5 15.0 n/a
2018 447 30.2 14.8 n/a
2019 464 32.4 14.3 n/a
2020 472 32.6 14.4 n/a
2021 487 29.1 16.7 n/a
2022 496 38.0 13.0 n/a
2023 506 37.0 13.6 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 Blanchard Memorial School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $289 (1.8%) $16,005 (98.2%) $16,295
2020 $802 (2.4%) $32,364 (97.6%) $33,166
2021 $1,027 (5.7%) $16,898 (94.3%) $17,925

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Blanchard Memorial School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 106th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 117th of 928 Elementary schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Blanchard Memorial School)7053.2
 16.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Acton-Boxborough)7964.4
 14.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Blanchard Memorial School)6256.5
 5.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Acton-Boxborough)6453.7
 10.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Blanchard Memorial School)6865.5
 2.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Acton-Boxborough)7060.6
 9.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Blanchard Memorial School)7869
 9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Acton-Boxborough)6663.4
 2.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Blanchard Memorial School)8173.6
 7.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Acton-Boxborough)6767.7
 0.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Blanchard Memorial School)8467
 17%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Acton-Boxborough)6463.2
 0.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Blanchard Memorial School)8378.9
 4.1%
   5th Grade Science (Acton-Boxborough)6569.1
 4.1%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Blanchard Memorial School)7753
 24%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Acton-Boxborough)7367.9
 5.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5442.3
 11.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Blanchard Memorial School)6966.7
 2.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Acton-Boxborough)7673.7
 2.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141
 10%
All Grades English Language Arts (Blanchard Memorial School)7462.8
 11.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Acton-Boxborough)7467.1
 6.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Blanchard Memorial School)7365.4
 7.6%
   All Grades Mathematics (Acton-Boxborough)7268.7
 3.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Blanchard Memorial School)8378.9
 4.1%
   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 Students464506
 9.1%
African American616
 166.7%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian146140
 4.1%
Hispanic2348
 108.7%
Pacific Islander00
White272270
 0.7%
Two or More Races1530
 100%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Blanchard Memorial School

Students at Blanchard Memorial School are 53% White, 28% Asian, 9% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 506 students attended Blanchard Memorial School.

Students who attend Blanchard Memorial School usually go on to attend:

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

Blanchard Memorial School ranks 117th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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