Thomas Ditson

Public K-4

 39 Cook Street
       Billerica, MA  01821


(978) 528-8510

District: Billerica

SchoolDigger Rank:
295th of 936 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,521 Help

Students who attend Thomas Ditson usually attend:

Middle:    Locke Middle
High:    Billerica Memorial High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6
Number of students:  527

Racial breakdown:

White:
74.6%
Asian:
10.4%
Hispanic:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.8%

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Compare Details Thomas Ditson ranks better than 68.5% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 3rd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Billerica School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.26. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Thomas Ditson has the largest elementary school student body size in the Billerica School District. Racial makeup is: White (74.6%), Asian (10.4%), Hispanic (6.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thomas Ditson is 14.6, which is the highest among 5 elementary schools in the Billerica School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Thomas Ditson is $16,521, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the Billerica School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Thomas Ditson:

SchoolDigger ranks Thomas Ditson 295th of 936 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Thomas Ditson in the ranking list.)

Billerica:

SchoolDigger ranks Billerica 129th of 325 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Thomas Ditson

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 41.23 569th 884 35.6%
2004 54.60 442nd 882 49.9%
2005 54.51 427th 887 51.9%
2006 41.82 574th 911 37.0%
2007 45.64 554th 911 39.2%
2008 58.01 405th 908 55.4%
2009 44.08 552nd 909 39.3%
2010 46.59 567th 920 38.4%
2011 47.53 546th 924 40.9%
2012 43.99 577th 930 38.0%
2013 57.84 438th 928 52.8%
2014 45.81 557th 926 39.8%
2015 55.34 446th 914 51.2%
2016 48.12 524th 932 43.8%
2017 55.52 428th 938 54.4%
2018 53.29 474th 934 49.3%
2019 56.55 428th 942 54.6%
2021 68.26 295th 936 68.5%

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

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Thomas Ditson

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 462 1 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 477
1989 446 1 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 460
1990 424 0 10 1 0 n/a n/a 0 435
1991 428 2 11 7 0 n/a n/a 0 448
1992 440 4 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1993 458 2 10 3 0 n/a n/a 0 473
1994 465 3 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 483
1995 491 2 13 8 0 n/a n/a 0 514
1996 491 2 13 8 0 n/a n/a 0 514
1997 483 2 10 4 0 n/a n/a 0 499
1998 463 4 9 3 1 n/a n/a 0 480
1999 388 5 8 4 1 n/a n/a 0 406
2000 476 7 9 6 0 n/a n/a 0 498
2001 492 10 13 8 0 n/a n/a 0 523
2002 703 2 16 19 2 n/a n/a 0 742
2003 703 2 16 19 2 n/a n/a 0 742
2004 723 2 16 15 2 n/a n/a 0 758
2005 744 7 19 12 2 n/a n/a 0 784
2006 736 7 33 7 0 n/a n/a 4 787
2007 698 7 33 11 0 n/a n/a 5 754
2008 687 7 39 17 0 n/a n/a 9 759
2009 661 7 43 19 0 0 8 0 738
2010 657 8 52 20 0 0 15 0 752
2011 612 17 59 21 0 2 16 0 727
2012 564 23 66 25 0 2 19 0 699
2013 516 21 65 22 0 1 20 0 645
2014 474 24 69 24 0 1 22 0 614
2015 448 10 61 27 0 1 29 0 576
2016 419 23 49 32 0 1 24 0 548
2017 409 27 49 33 0 0 24 0 542
2018 389 31 55 33 0 0 28 0 536
2019 382 24 46 34 0 0 23 0 509
2020 407 29 45 42 0 0 21 0 544
2021 393 19 55 35 0 0 25 0 527

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 Thomas Ditson

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 477 n/a n/a n/a
1989 460 n/a n/a n/a
1990 435 n/a n/a n/a
1991 448 n/a n/a n/a
1992 455 n/a n/a n/a
1993 473 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 483 n/a n/a n/a
1995 514 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 514 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 499 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 480 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 406 n/a 0.0 10.3
2000 498 n/a 0.0 5.2
2001 523 n/a 0.0 7.5
2002 742 n/a n/a 4.4
2003 742 n/a n/a 4.4
2004 758 49.8 15.2 4.4
2005 784 49.1 16.0 4.5
2006 787 49.1 16.0 7.4
2007 754 49.0 15.4 4.8
2008 759 46.0 16.5 4
2009 738 48.0 15.4 1.8
2010 752 47.7 15.7 0.7
2011 727 46.9 15.4 12.1
2012 699 47.3 14.7 13.6
2013 645 48.3 13.3 17.4
2014 614 45.3 13.5 13.5
2015 576 41.0 14.0 18.8
2016 548 40.0 13.7 n/a
2017 542 40.7 13.3 n/a
2018 536 39.8 13.4 n/a
2019 509 36.9 13.7 n/a
2020 544 38.4 14.1 n/a
2021 527 36.0 14.6 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Thomas Ditson

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 477 n/a n/a n/a
1989 460 n/a n/a n/a
1990 435 n/a n/a n/a
1991 448 n/a n/a n/a
1992 455 n/a n/a n/a
1993 473 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 483 n/a n/a n/a
1995 514 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 514 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 499 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 480 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 406 n/a 0.0 10.3
2000 498 n/a 0.0 5.2
2001 523 n/a 0.0 7.5
2002 742 n/a n/a 4.4
2003 742 n/a n/a 4.4
2004 758 49.8 15.2 4.4
2005 784 49.1 16.0 4.5
2006 787 49.1 16.0 7.4
2007 754 49.0 15.4 4.8
2008 759 46.0 16.5 4
2009 738 48.0 15.4 1.8
2010 752 47.7 15.7 0.7
2011 727 46.9 15.4 12.1
2012 699 47.3 14.7 13.6
2013 645 48.3 13.3 17.4
2014 614 45.3 13.5 13.5
2015 576 41.0 14.0 18.8
2016 548 40.0 13.7 n/a
2017 542 40.7 13.3 n/a
2018 536 39.8 13.4 n/a
2019 509 36.9 13.7 n/a
2020 544 38.4 14.1 n/a
2021 527 36.0 14.6 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 Thomas Ditson

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $98 (0.6%) $16,556 (99.4%) $16,654
2020 $159 (1.0%) $16,362 (99.0%) $16,521

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Thomas Ditson

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 428th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 295th of 936 Elementary schools
 13.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Ditson)6466.4
 2.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Billerica)6059.7
 0.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5650.8
 5.3%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Thomas Ditson)6256.1
 5.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Billerica)5648.8
 7.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Ditson)5451.7
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Billerica)5458
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5249
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Thomas Ditson)5036.1
 13.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Billerica)5244.1
 7.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.3
 15.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Thomas Ditson)6158.7
 2.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Billerica)5448.9
 5.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5246
 6%
All Grades Mathematics (Thomas Ditson)5145.6
 5.4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Billerica)4932.8
 16.2%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students509527
 3.5%
African American2419
 20.8%
American Indian00
Asian4655
 19.6%
Hispanic3435
 2.9%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races2325
 8.7%




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