McKay Elementary School

Public 1-5

 67 Rindge Road
       Fitchburg, MA  01420


(978) 665-3187

District: Fitchburg

SchoolDigger Rank:
825th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,579 Help


Students who attend McKay Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Arthur M Longsjo Middle School
    Memorial Middle School
High:    Fitchburg High
    Goodrich Academy

Student/teacher ratio:  11.0 Help
Number of students:  727

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
61.6%
White:
20.1%
Two or more races:
7.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details McKay Elementary School ranks worse than 88.9% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Fitchburg School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 13.05. (See more...)
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Compare Details McKay Elementary School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.67. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details McKay Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Fitchburg School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (61.6%), White (20.1%), two or more races (7.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McKay Elementary School is 11, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Fitchburg School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McKay Elementary School is $15,579. 2 elementary schools in the Fitchburg School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

McKay Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks McKay Elementary School 825th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See McKay Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Fitchburg:

SchoolDigger ranks Fitchburg 307th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for McKay Elementary School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 25.62 720th 914 21.2%
2016 22.68 753rd 932 19.2%
2017 9.91 878th 938 6.4%
2018 10.67 865th 934 7.4%
2019 8.21 899th 942 4.6%
2021 17.85 766th 936 18.2%
2022 10.19 867th 932 7.0%
2023 13.05 825th 928 11.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 11.59 29th 33 12.1%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 16.45 253rd 258 1.9%
2021 25.42 233rd 240 2.9%
2022 29.47 222nd 267 16.9%
2023 45.28 112th 264 57.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.11 837th 886 5.5%
2019 14.14 854th 896 4.7%
2021 19.16 806th 894 9.8%
2022 13.56 865th 905 4.4%
2023 27.99 517th 703 26.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.46 637th 685 7.0%
2019 16.34 655th 700 6.4%
2021 23.89 593rd 705 15.9%
2022 14.93 733rd 772 5.1%
2023 25.45 628th 757 17.0%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for elementary school Female students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.76 843rd 893 5.6%
2019 7.81 871st 902 3.4%
2021 16.62 752nd 898 16.3%
2022 9.11 862nd 901 4.3%
2023 10.63 823rd 887 7.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.54 624th 656 4.9%
2019 20.07 595th 665 10.5%
2021 17.07 595th 632 5.9%
2022 16.56 638th 672 5.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.16 810th 898 9.8%
2019 11.49 842nd 907 7.2%
2021 21.29 715th 904 20.9%
2022 12.70 826th 908 9.0%
2023 18.03 751st 896 16.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Tested In Person students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 22.42 719th 925 22.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Tested Remotely students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 24.01 302nd 399 24.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.11 338th 379 10.8%
2019 20.78 355th 398 10.8%
2021 27.87 301st 379 20.6%
2022 22.19 360th 401 10.2%
2023 34.23 289th 420 31.2%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.33 716th 772 7.3%
2019 8.85 748th 780 4.1%
2021 29.13 601st 765 21.4%
2022 15.03 694th 764 9.2%
2023 14.73 695th 762 8.8%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for McKay Elementary School

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Rank History for all middle school students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 53.44 206th 441 53.3%
2016 35.38 325th 482 32.6%
2017 20.78 388th 487 20.3%
2018 17.41 402nd 484 16.9%
2019 10.56 452nd 498 9.2%
2021 20.95 396th 501 21.0%
2022 22.67 389th 497 21.7%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.81 379th 467 18.8%
2019 14.00 449th 484 7.2%
2021 24.46 404th 489 17.4%
2022 33.01 349th 503 30.6%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.73 362nd 438 17.4%
2019 14.82 416th 452 8.0%
2021 26.01 370th 462 19.9%
2022 32.73 341st 489 30.3%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.03 411th 463 11.2%
2019 10.64 442nd 478 7.5%
2021 15.18 416th 483 13.9%
2022 18.99 404th 494 18.2%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.10 411th 417 1.4%
2019 17.67 397th 424 6.4%
2021 22.92 376th 431 12.8%
2022 24.14 362nd 445 18.7%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.34 375th 466 19.5%
2019 11.96 437th 478 8.6%
2021 29.75 329th 485 32.2%
2022 28.28 353rd 497 29.0%
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Rank History for middle school Tested In Person students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 22.94 376th 491 23.4%
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Rank History for middle school Tested Remotely students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 26.04 255th 339 24.8%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.81 219th 309 29.1%
2019 16.04 298th 322 7.5%
2021 26.34 267th 335 20.3%
2022 27.35 279th 368 24.2%
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Rank History for middle school White students at McKay Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.66 357th 395 9.6%
2019 12.36 361st 396 8.8%
2021 41.43 226th 401 43.6%
2022 34.79 256th 404 36.6%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Open Quote We did school choice to get into McKay because of the reviews from other parents we know. There is an excellent academic program and the school is ranked Tier 1 (among the best) for elementary schools in Massachusetts. Close Quote



Enrollment information for McKay Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 271 24 33 276 0 0 47 0 651
2014 267 34 38 291 0 0 54 0 684
2015 240 28 48 292 0 0 59 0 667
2016 214 25 47 317 0 0 57 0 660
2017 219 31 45 324 0 0 54 0 673
2018 214 31 52 340 0 0 44 0 681
2019 196 41 48 340 0 0 47 0 672
2020 188 42 40 371 0 0 48 0 689
2021 157 41 40 370 0 0 49 0 657
2022 158 46 34 385 0 0 40 0 663
2023 146 42 37 448 0 0 54 0 727

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 McKay Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 651 49.4 13.1 71.3
2014 684 52.0 13.1 72.1
2015 667 48.0 13.8 100
2016 660 49.0 13.4 n/a
2017 673 52.0 12.9 n/a
2018 681 44.9 15.1 n/a
2019 672 49.1 13.6 n/a
2020 689 49.3 13.9 n/a
2021 657 47.9 13.7 n/a
2022 663 51.6 12.8 n/a
2023 727 66.0 11.0 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 McKay Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 651 49.4 13.1 71.3
2014 684 52.0 13.1 72.1
2015 667 48.0 13.8 100
2016 660 49.0 13.4 n/a
2017 673 52.0 12.9 n/a
2018 681 44.9 15.1 n/a
2019 672 49.1 13.6 n/a
2020 689 49.3 13.9 n/a
2021 657 47.9 13.7 n/a
2022 663 51.6 12.8 n/a
2023 727 66.0 11.0 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 McKay Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $764 (5.4%) $13,269 (94.6%) $14,033
2020 $932 (6.4%) $13,733 (93.6%) $14,665
2021 $1,211 (7.8%) $14,368 (92.2%) $15,578

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

Impact of COVID-19 on McKay Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 899th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 825th of 928 Elementary schools
 6.5%
Ranks 452nd of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 389th of 497 Middle schools
 12.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (McKay Elementary School)3020.4
 9.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fitchburg)5129.8
 21.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (McKay Elementary School)2117.7
 3.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fitchburg)4227.1
 14.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (McKay Elementary School)3820.8
 17.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Fitchburg)3922.1
 16.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (McKay Elementary School)2221.4
 0.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fitchburg)3528.2
 6.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (McKay Elementary School)2121.6
 0.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Fitchburg)3037.6
 7.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (McKay Elementary School)1617.3
 1.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fitchburg)1828.9
 10.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (McKay Elementary School)2216.5
 5.5%
   5th Grade Science (Fitchburg)2722.7
 4.3%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
6th Grade English Language Arts (McKay Elementary School)2023.5
 3.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Fitchburg)4129.4
 11.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5441.5
 12.5%
6th Grade Mathematics (McKay Elementary School)1811.9
 6.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Fitchburg)3024.8
 5.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141.9
 9.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (McKay Elementary School)2733.3
 6.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Fitchburg)2531.4
 6.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4841.1
 6.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (McKay Elementary School)2527.3
 2.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Fitchburg)2322
 1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4837.2
 10.8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (McKay Elementary School)1419
 5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Fitchburg)3526.9
 8.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5141.9
 9.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (McKay Elementary School)1710.5
 6.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Fitchburg)2314.9
 8.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4736.3
 10.7%
8th Grade Science (McKay Elementary School)2025
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Fitchburg)2723.9
 3.1%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4641.9
 4.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (McKay Elementary School)2620.9
 5.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Fitchburg)3729.5
 7.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (McKay Elementary School)2019
 1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Fitchburg)2924.5
 4.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (McKay Elementary School)2216.5
 5.5%
   All Grades Science (Fitchburg)2823.8
 4.2%
   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 Students672727
 8.2%
African American4142
 2.4%
American Indian00
Asian4837
 22.9%
Hispanic340448
 31.8%
Pacific Islander00
White196146
 25.5%
Two or More Races4754
 14.9%


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Students at McKay Elementary School are 62% Hispanic, 20% White, 7% Two or more races, 6% African American, 5% Asian.

McKay Elementary School ranks in the bottom 11.1% of Massachusetts elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 727 students attended McKay Elementary School.

Students who attend McKay Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Arthur M Longsjo Middle School
Middle : Memorial Middle School
High : Fitchburg High
High : Goodrich Academy


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