Peirce

Public K-5

 85 Park Avenue Ext
       Arlington, MA  02174


(781) 316-3736

District: Arlington

SchoolDigger Rank:
200th of 932 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,074 Help

Students who attend Peirce usually attend:

Middle:    Ottoson Middle
High:    Arlington High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.2
Number of students:  305

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.6%
Asian:
17.0%
Two or more races:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.2%

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Compare Details Peirce ranks better than 78.5% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks last among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Arlington School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.02. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Peirce has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Arlington School District. Racial makeup is: White (65.6%), Asian (17%), two or more races (6.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Peirce is 16.2, which is the highest among 7 elementary schools in the Arlington School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Peirce is $15,074, which is the highest among 7 elementary schools in the Arlington School District!
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Peirce:

SchoolDigger ranks Peirce 200th of 932 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Peirce in the ranking list.)

Arlington:

SchoolDigger ranks Arlington 28th of 353 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Peirce

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 74.27 235th 884 73.4%
2004 77.60 196th 882 77.8%
2005 81.89 145th 887 83.7%
2006 75.50 221st 911 75.7%
2007 79.12 179th 911 80.4%
2008 82.76 135th 908 85.1%
2009 83.94 117th 909 87.1%
2010 81.60 157th 920 82.9%
2011 75.25 241st 924 73.9%
2012 68.70 321st 930 65.5%
2013 77.96 194th 928 79.1%
2014 82.72 132nd 926 85.7%
2015 84.08 112th 914 87.7%
2016 85.04 110th 932 88.2%
2017 79.32 176th 938 81.2%
2018 72.76 253rd 934 72.9%
2019 65.61 324th 942 65.6%
2021 88.33 97th 936 89.6%
2022 78.02 200th 932 78.5%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Peirce

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 213 9 11 10 0 n/a n/a 0 243
1989 226 22 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 256
1990 216 24 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 254
1991 193 25 10 7 0 n/a n/a 0 235
1992 192 37 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 240
1993 203 40 12 5 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1994 195 47 13 8 0 n/a n/a 0 263
1995 192 38 14 10 0 n/a n/a 0 254
1996 192 38 14 10 0 n/a n/a 0 254
1997 200 31 10 17 0 n/a n/a 0 258
1998 211 29 9 17 2 n/a n/a 0 268
1999 183 19 14 10 0 n/a n/a 0 226
2000 179 16 11 8 0 n/a n/a 0 214
2001 172 25 8 9 0 n/a n/a 0 214
2002 195 13 11 9 2 n/a n/a 0 230
2003 195 13 11 9 2 n/a n/a 0 230
2004 176 11 21 18 2 n/a n/a 0 228
2005 179 10 27 19 2 n/a n/a 0 237
2006 181 7 26 19 0 n/a n/a 1 234
2007 173 8 20 16 0 n/a n/a 6 223
2008 165 11 28 19 0 n/a n/a 8 231
2009 172 10 20 21 0 1 12 0 236
2010 172 11 19 22 0 1 12 0 237
2011 194 11 25 18 0 1 17 0 266
2012 199 13 24 25 0 1 21 0 283
2013 200 12 22 25 0 1 17 0 277
2014 208 11 15 21 0 1 14 0 270
2015 191 13 22 26 0 0 15 0 267
2016 187 17 22 24 0 0 11 0 261
2017 201 11 34 23 0 0 7 0 276
2018 209 12 40 29 0 0 15 0 305
2019 210 14 41 26 0 0 17 0 308
2020 199 17 48 21 1 0 21 0 307
2021 200 15 52 18 0 0 20 0 305

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 Peirce

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 243 n/a n/a n/a
1989 256 n/a n/a n/a
1990 254 n/a n/a n/a
1991 235 n/a n/a n/a
1992 240 n/a n/a n/a
1993 260 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 263 n/a n/a n/a
1995 254 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 254 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 258 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 268 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 226 n/a 0.0 15
2000 214 n/a 0.0 11.7
2001 214 n/a 0.0 14
2002 230 n/a n/a 6.1
2003 230 n/a n/a 6.1
2004 228 17.7 12.9 12.3
2005 237 17.0 13.9 15.2
2006 234 16.4 14.3 14.6
2007 223 18.0 12.4 12.9
2008 231 19.6 11.8 18.4
2009 236 19.8 11.9 17.8
2010 237 19.0 12.4 18.6
2011 266 20.5 12.9 18.4
2012 283 24.8 11.3 17
2013 277 26.9 10.2 15.5
2014 270 21.1 12.7 9.6
2015 267 18.0 14.8 11.2
2016 261 17.0 15.3 n/a
2017 276 18.6 14.8 n/a
2018 305 17.6 17.3 n/a
2019 308 19.7 15.5 n/a
2020 307 20.5 14.9 n/a
2021 305 18.7 16.2 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Peirce

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 243 n/a n/a n/a
1989 256 n/a n/a n/a
1990 254 n/a n/a n/a
1991 235 n/a n/a n/a
1992 240 n/a n/a n/a
1993 260 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 263 n/a n/a n/a
1995 254 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 254 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 258 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 268 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 226 n/a 0.0 15
2000 214 n/a 0.0 11.7
2001 214 n/a 0.0 14
2002 230 n/a n/a 6.1
2003 230 n/a n/a 6.1
2004 228 17.7 12.9 12.3
2005 237 17.0 13.9 15.2
2006 234 16.4 14.3 14.6
2007 223 18.0 12.4 12.9
2008 231 19.6 11.8 18.4
2009 236 19.8 11.9 17.8
2010 237 19.0 12.4 18.6
2011 266 20.5 12.9 18.4
2012 283 24.8 11.3 17
2013 277 26.9 10.2 15.5
2014 270 21.1 12.7 9.6
2015 267 18.0 14.8 11.2
2016 261 17.0 15.3 n/a
2017 276 18.6 14.8 n/a
2018 305 17.6 17.3 n/a
2019 308 19.7 15.5 n/a
2020 307 20.5 14.9 n/a
2021 305 18.7 16.2 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 Peirce

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $375 (2.8%) $13,224 (97.2%) $13,599
2020 $371 (2.5%) $14,703 (97.5%) $15,074

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Peirce

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 324th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 200th of 932 Elementary schools
 12.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Peirce)7364.9
 8.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Arlington)7371.8
 1.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5644
 12%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Peirce)5554.4
 0.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Arlington)6163.8
 2.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941.1
 7.9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Peirce)5253.2
 1.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Arlington)6764.3
 2.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5238.4
 13.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Peirce)5350.8
 2.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Arlington)6768.6
 1.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4942.4
 6.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Peirce)6655.6
 10.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Arlington)7059.9
 10.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5240.6
 11.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Peirce)6051.4
 8.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Arlington)6759.2
 7.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4936.2
 12.8%
5th Grade Science (Peirce)5578.4
 23.4%
   5th Grade Science (Arlington)6869.5
 1.5%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4842.8
 5.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Peirce)6458.1
 5.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Arlington)7168.8
 2.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5241.3
 10.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Peirce)5752.3
 4.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Arlington)6867.5
 0.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4939.1
 9.9%
All Grades Science (Peirce)5578.4
 23.4%
   All Grades Science (Arlington)6972.7
 3.7%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4742.3
 4.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students308305
 1%
African American1415
 7.1%
American Indian00
Asian4152
 26.8%
Hispanic2618
 30.8%
Pacific Islander00
White210200
 4.8%
Two or More Races1720
 17.6%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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