Downey

Public PK, KG-5

 55 Electric Avenue
       Brockton, MA  02302


(508) 580-7221

District: Brockton

SchoolDigger Rank:
824th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,720 Help


Students who attend Downey usually attend:

Middle:    Ashfield Middle School
    East Middle School
    North Middle School
    Plouffe Middle School
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High:    Brockton High
    Edison Academy

Student/teacher ratio:  14.0 Help
Number of students:  592

Racial breakdown:

African American:
59.1%
Hispanic:
17.4%
White:
15.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.1% Help


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Compare Details Downey ranks worse than 88.8% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 7th among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Brockton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 13.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Downey is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (59.1%), Hispanic (17.4%), White (15.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Downey is 14, which is the 5th best among 11 elementary schools in the Brockton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Downey is $18,720, which is the 2nd highest among 11 elementary schools in the Brockton School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Downey:

SchoolDigger ranks Downey 824th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Downey in the ranking list.)

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Male students:
African American students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Brockton:

SchoolDigger ranks Brockton 327th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Downey

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Rank History for all students at Downey

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 14.47 767th 884 13.2%
2004 7.75 823rd 882 6.7%
2005 11.40 799th 887 9.9%
2006 10.71 839th 911 7.9%
2007 15.61 799th 911 12.3%
2008 16.97 783rd 908 13.8%
2009 13.44 812th 909 10.7%
2010 9.58 852nd 920 7.4%
2011 10.21 843rd 924 8.8%
2012 7.05 880th 930 5.4%
2013 6.73 882nd 928 5.0%
2014 10.93 850th 926 8.2%
2015 13.05 828th 914 9.4%
2016 8.63 879th 932 5.7%
2017 8.39 897th 938 4.4%
2018 4.28 920th 934 1.5%
2019 4.74 925th 942 1.8%
2021 7.92 898th 936 4.1%
2022 8.72 883rd 932 5.3%
2023 13.07 824th 928 11.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Downey

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.78 162nd 244 33.6%
2019 47.24 104th 258 59.7%
2021 32.92 188th 240 21.7%
2022 46.58 103rd 267 61.4%
2023 45.37 110th 264 58.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Downey

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.96 874th 886 1.4%
2019 11.44 869th 896 3.0%
2021 11.52 865th 894 3.2%
2022 13.97 862nd 905 4.8%
2023 25.63 547th 703 22.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Downey

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.98 668th 685 2.5%
2019 15.73 660th 700 5.7%
2021 13.54 676th 705 4.1%
2022 15.29 730th 772 5.4%
2023 21.48 650th 757 14.1%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Downey

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 6.79 864th 893 3.2%
2019 7.40 876th 902 2.9%
2021 10.06 844th 898 6.0%
2022 10.76 839th 901 6.9%
2023 13.25 799th 887 9.9%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Downey

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.80 632nd 656 3.7%
2019 15.90 637th 665 4.2%
2021 18.69 577th 632 8.7%
2022 21.86 583rd 672 13.2%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Disabled Students!

Rank History for Male students at Downey

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.87 891st 898 0.8%
2019 4.53 896th 907 1.2%
2021 8.31 868th 904 4.0%
2022 9.03 870th 908 4.2%
2023 14.52 794th 896 11.4%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Tested In Person students at Downey

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 9.83 866th 925 6.4%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Downey

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 12.64 382nd 399 4.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Downey

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.05 152nd 174 12.6%
2019 25.65 147th 172 14.5%
2021 29.70 133rd 166 19.9%
2022 26.43 143rd 173 17.3%
2023 28.46 130th 167 22.2%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Downey

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.32 330th 379 12.9%
2019 21.33 351st 398 11.8%
2021 25.70 312th 379 17.7%
2022 30.97 299th 401 25.4%
2023 44.89 210th 420 50.0%
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Rank History for White students at Downey

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 1.34 769th 772 0.4%
2019 2.56 775th 780 0.6%
2021 3.37 757th 765 1.0%
2022 2.68 761st 764 0.4%
2023 16.04 685th 762 10.1%
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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 Downey

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 478 75 8 39 0 n/a n/a 0 600
1989 473 91 7 36 0 n/a n/a 0 607
1990 500 96 4 34 0 n/a n/a 0 634
1991 476 106 3 43 1 n/a n/a 0 629
1992 429 98 3 53 3 n/a n/a 0 586
1993 429 115 6 33 1 n/a n/a 0 584
1994 435 114 9 29 1 n/a n/a 0 588
1995 463 168 15 45 4 n/a n/a 0 695
1996 463 168 15 45 4 n/a n/a 0 695
1997 442 184 15 54 2 n/a n/a 0 697
1998 440 202 18 63 2 n/a n/a 0 725
1999 417 222 15 69 3 n/a n/a 0 726
2000 385 245 12 81 11 n/a n/a 0 734
2001 340 249 13 90 10 n/a n/a 0 702
2002 272 246 9 89 8 n/a n/a 0 624
2003 272 246 9 89 8 n/a n/a 0 624
2004 239 241 15 79 8 n/a n/a 0 582
2005 213 231 17 81 8 n/a n/a 0 550
2006 185 245 17 75 10 n/a n/a 16 548
2007 197 249 13 75 9 n/a n/a 23 566
2008 186 258 12 86 6 n/a n/a 17 565
2009 185 274 13 78 3 1 16 0 570
2010 151 275 12 105 3 3 20 0 569
2011 155 280 9 103 2 3 27 0 579
2012 150 267 7 116 1 5 34 0 580
2013 155 273 9 103 1 5 36 0 582
2014 173 292 12 104 2 0 48 0 631
2015 169 336 11 114 3 2 47 0 682
2016 161 332 13 100 2 3 47 0 658
2017 142 337 14 110 6 3 43 0 655
2018 128 332 8 115 4 2 40 0 629
2019 118 339 7 108 6 2 35 0 615
2020 103 328 7 107 3 3 37 0 588
2021 111 331 7 105 3 1 37 0 595
2022 85 318 11 106 2 1 42 0 565
2023 91 350 8 103 3 1 36 0 592

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 Downey

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 600 n/a n/a n/a
1989 607 n/a n/a n/a
1990 634 n/a n/a n/a
1991 629 n/a n/a n/a
1992 586 n/a n/a n/a
1993 584 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 588 n/a n/a n/a
1995 695 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 695 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 697 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 725 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 726 n/a 0.0 50
2000 734 n/a 0.0 47.8
2001 702 n/a 0.0 49.9
2002 624 n/a n/a 64.7
2003 624 n/a n/a 64.7
2004 582 48.4 12.0 61.9
2005 550 48.3 11.4 70.2
2006 548 47.1 11.6 82.7
2007 566 46.0 12.3 84.2
2008 565 47.1 12.0 83.6
2009 570 45.4 12.6 76
2010 569 45.2 12.5 80.7
2011 579 39.6 14.6 82.4
2012 580 41.0 14.1 79.5
2013 582 38.7 15.0 87.3
2014 631 43.7 14.4 91.8
2015 682 44.0 15.5 89.1
2016 658 44.0 14.9 n/a
2017 655 42.1 15.5 n/a
2018 629 38.6 16.2 n/a
2019 615 39.4 15.5 n/a
2020 588 40.5 14.4 n/a
2021 595 37.8 15.7 n/a
2022 565 41.6 13.5 n/a
2023 592 42.1 14.0 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 Downey

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 600 n/a n/a n/a
1989 607 n/a n/a n/a
1990 634 n/a n/a n/a
1991 629 n/a n/a n/a
1992 586 n/a n/a n/a
1993 584 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 588 n/a n/a n/a
1995 695 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 695 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 697 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 725 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 726 n/a 0.0 50
2000 734 n/a 0.0 47.8
2001 702 n/a 0.0 49.9
2002 624 n/a n/a 64.7
2003 624 n/a n/a 64.7
2004 582 48.4 12.0 61.9
2005 550 48.3 11.4 70.2
2006 548 47.1 11.6 82.7
2007 566 46.0 12.3 84.2
2008 565 47.1 12.0 83.6
2009 570 45.4 12.6 76
2010 569 45.2 12.5 80.7
2011 579 39.6 14.6 82.4
2012 580 41.0 14.1 79.5
2013 582 38.7 15.0 87.3
2014 631 43.7 14.4 91.8
2015 682 44.0 15.5 89.1
2016 658 44.0 14.9 n/a
2017 655 42.1 15.5 n/a
2018 629 38.6 16.2 n/a
2019 615 39.4 15.5 n/a
2020 588 40.5 14.4 n/a
2021 595 37.8 15.7 n/a
2022 565 41.6 13.5 n/a
2023 592 42.1 14.0 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 Downey

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $782 (4.7%) $15,682 (95.3%) $16,464
2020 $800 (4.8%) $15,860 (95.2%) $16,660
2021 $1,351 (7.2%) $17,368 (92.8%) $18,720

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Downey

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 925th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 824th of 928 Elementary schools
 9.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Downey)1820.8
 2.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brockton)2421.1
 2.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Downey)2040.3
 20.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Brockton)2321.3
 1.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Downey)205.7
 14.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Brockton)2416.2
 7.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Downey)1417.4
 3.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Brockton)2121.4
 0.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Downey)158.6
 6.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Brockton)2824.2
 3.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Downey)2215.2
 6.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Brockton)2916.6
 12.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Downey)196.3
 12.7%
   5th Grade Science (Brockton)2615.9
 10.1%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Downey)1711.7
 5.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Brockton)2722.5
 4.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Downey)1824.1
 6.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Brockton)2319
 4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Downey)196.3
 12.7%
   All Grades Science (Brockton)2317.3
 5.7%
   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 Students615592
 3.7%
African American339350
 3.2%
American Indian63
 50%
Asian78
 14.3%
Hispanic108103
 4.6%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White11891
 22.9%
Two or More Races3536
 2.9%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 592 students attended Downey.

Students at Downey are 59% African American, 17% Hispanic, 15% White, 6% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

Downey ranks in the bottom 11.2% of Massachusetts elementary schools.


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