Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 160 Wall Street
       Fall River, MA  02720


(508) 675-8210

District: Fall River

SchoolDigger Rank:
884th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,314 Help


Students who attend Mary Fonseca Elementary School usually attend:

High:    B M C Durfee High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.5 Help
Number of students:  636

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
43.2%
White:
32.1%
African American:
13.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91% Help


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Compare Details Mary Fonseca Elementary School ranks worse than 95.3% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks last among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Fall River School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 7.96. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Mary Fonseca Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (43.2%), White (32.1%), African American (13.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mary Fonseca Elementary School is 16.5. 7 elementary schools in the Fall River School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Mary Fonseca Elementary School employs 38.4 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mary Fonseca Elementary School is $16,314. 5 elementary schools in the Fall River School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mary Fonseca Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mary Fonseca Elementary School 884th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Mary Fonseca Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Multi-racial students:
English Language Learner students:
Special Education students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Fall River:

SchoolDigger ranks Fall River 323rd of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mary Fonseca Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 6.51 876th 920 4.8%
2011 9.10 854th 924 7.6%
2012 5.49 891st 930 4.2%
2013 8.30 868th 928 6.5%
2014 11.94 845th 926 8.7%
2015 14.17 814th 914 10.9%
2016 4.02 918th 932 1.5%
2017 5.13 912th 938 2.8%
2018 3.55 925th 934 1.0%
2019 3.80 929th 942 1.4%
2021 11.36 849th 936 9.3%
2022 10.70 856th 932 8.2%
2023 7.96 884th 928 4.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.87 24th 25 4.0%
2019 5.01 31st 31 0.0%
2021 9.31 26th 27 3.7%
2022 13.70 26th 31 16.1%
2023 7.96 31st 33 6.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.92 190th 244 22.1%
2019 22.70 230th 258 10.9%
2021 45.86 90th 240 62.5%
2022 31.59 206th 267 22.8%
2023 33.85 186th 264 29.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.36 864th 886 2.5%
2019 11.17 870th 896 2.9%
2021 23.28 745th 894 16.7%
2022 19.57 797th 905 11.9%
2023 21.49 618th 703 12.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.76 654th 685 4.5%
2019 13.41 673rd 700 3.9%
2021 29.63 531st 705 24.7%
2022 23.09 657th 772 14.9%
2023 18.33 690th 757 8.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.10 886th 893 0.8%
2019 4.64 890th 902 1.3%
2021 9.95 847th 898 5.7%
2022 13.19 811th 901 10.0%
2023 11.20 817th 887 7.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.25 559th 656 14.8%
2019 18.10 614th 665 7.7%
2021 18.54 581st 632 8.1%
2022 16.12 645th 672 4.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 6.34 875th 898 2.6%
2019 4.57 894th 907 1.4%
2021 14.51 786th 904 13.1%
2022 10.31 857th 908 5.6%
2023 7.41 867th 896 3.2%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 11.59 838th 925 9.4%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 20.93 325th 399 18.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 2.73 153rd 155 1.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 13.93 164th 172 4.7%
2021 7.81 165th 166 0.6%
2022 20.93 160th 173 7.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.82 363rd 379 4.2%
2019 12.19 388th 398 2.5%
2021 32.98 253rd 379 33.2%
2022 39.09 224th 401 44.1%
2023 28.33 332nd 420 21.0%
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Rank History for White students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 1.11 770th 772 0.3%
2019 2.77 773rd 780 0.9%
2021 8.11 730th 765 4.6%
2022 3.19 760th 764 0.5%
2023 2.45 756th 762 0.8%
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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 Mary Fonseca Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 427 51 39 151 2 0 28 0 698
2010 413 52 48 175 3 0 30 0 721
2011 379 57 54 175 2 0 37 0 704
2012 391 51 54 187 4 0 56 0 743
2013 397 54 59 186 7 0 66 0 769
2014 409 75 50 200 4 0 66 0 804
2015 392 68 46 214 2 0 82 0 804
2016 321 67 38 225 1 0 73 0 725
2017 289 62 40 239 4 0 79 0 713
2018 253 66 35 266 3 1 85 0 709
2019 233 69 30 264 2 1 79 0 678
2020 235 65 20 279 2 1 75 0 677
2021 200 59 16 271 1 1 57 0 605
2022 209 80 16 291 1 0 69 0 666
2023 204 85 14 275 2 0 56 0 636

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 Mary Fonseca Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 698 37.8 18.5 86.5
2010 721 35.8 20.0 88.3
2011 704 37.0 19.0 89.9
2012 743 40.3 18.4 91.1
2013 769 40.8 18.8 90.1
2014 804 43.2 18.5 90.7
2015 804 37.0 21.7 91
2016 725 39.0 18.5 n/a
2017 713 47.2 15.0 n/a
2018 709 51.7 13.6 n/a
2019 678 43.5 15.5 n/a
2020 677 39.8 16.9 n/a
2021 605 45.0 13.4 n/a
2022 666 41.6 16.0 n/a
2023 636 38.4 16.5 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 Mary Fonseca Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 698 37.8 18.5 86.5
2010 721 35.8 20.0 88.3
2011 704 37.0 19.0 89.9
2012 743 40.3 18.4 91.1
2013 769 40.8 18.8 90.1
2014 804 43.2 18.5 90.7
2015 804 37.0 21.7 91
2016 725 39.0 18.5 n/a
2017 713 47.2 15.0 n/a
2018 709 51.7 13.6 n/a
2019 678 43.5 15.5 n/a
2020 677 39.8 16.9 n/a
2021 605 45.0 13.4 n/a
2022 666 41.6 16.0 n/a
2023 636 38.4 16.5 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Mary Fonseca Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,229 (15.6%) $12,016 (84.4%) $14,245
2020 $1,816 (12.1%) $13,168 (87.9%) $14,984
2021 $1,502 (9.2%) $14,812 (90.8%) $16,314

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mary Fonseca Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 929th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 884th of 928 Elementary schools
 3.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mary Fonseca Elementary School)2313.3
 9.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fall River)3823.8
 14.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Mary Fonseca Elementary School)2510
 15%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fall River)3624.3
 11.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Mary Fonseca Elementary School)1514
 1.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Fall River)3520.2
 14.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Mary Fonseca Elementary School)1322.1
 9.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fall River)3629.1
 6.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Mary Fonseca Elementary School)1816.7
 1.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Fall River)3526.2
 8.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Mary Fonseca Elementary School)114.4
 6.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fall River)3021
 9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Mary Fonseca Elementary School)813.3
 5.3%
   5th Grade Science (Fall River)2622.7
 3.4%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Mary Fonseca Elementary School)1914.7
 4.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Fall River)3321.9
 11.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Mary Fonseca Elementary School)1612
 4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Fall River)3219.5
 12.6%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Mary Fonseca Elementary School)813.3
 5.3%
   All Grades Science (Fall River)2617.7
 8.3%
   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 Students678636
 6.2%
African American6985
 23.2%
American Indian22
Asian3014
 53.3%
Hispanic264275
 4.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White233204
 12.4%
Two or More Races7956
 29.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Mary Fonseca Elementary School

Mary Fonseca Elementary School ranks in the bottom 4.7% of Massachusetts elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 636 students attended Mary Fonseca Elementary School.

Students at Mary Fonseca Elementary School are 43% Hispanic, 32% White, 13% African American, 9% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Students who attend Mary Fonseca Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : B M C Durfee High


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