Potter Road

Summary:

Potter Road Elementary School is a public school in Framingham, Massachusetts, serving 541 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Framingham school district, which is ranked 301 out of 356 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Potter Road has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (50.09%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 26.15% to 37.17% Hispanic students. Academically, the school's performance, as measured by MCAS test scores, is generally lower than the surrounding schools and the state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 24.71% of all grades were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the Framingham district average of 27.03% and the Massachusetts state average of 42.29%. Similarly, in Mathematics, only 18.15% of all grades were proficient or better, compared to the Framingham district average of 22.5% and the state average of 40.6%. Potter Road has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Massachusetts elementary schools, with a ranking between 514 and 765 out of 928-942 schools over the past 10 years, and has been rated 1 or 2 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

The nearby schools, such as Hemenway and King Elementary, have significantly higher academic performance and rankings compared to Potter Road, despite serving similar student populations. This suggests that there may be opportunities to learn from the practices and strategies employed by these higher-performing schools to address the challenges faced by Potter Road, which include a high percentage of Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, lower-than-average academic performance, and a consistently low ranking and rating compared to other schools in Massachusetts.


Detail:

Public K-5

 492 Potter Rd
       Framingham, MA  01701-3284


(508) 626-9110

District: Framingham

SchoolDigger Rank:
765th of 926 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,846 Help


Students who attend Potter Road usually attend:

Middle:    Cameron Middle School
    Fuller Middle
    Walsh Middle
High:    Framingham High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  541

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
50.1%
White:
38.1%
African American:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  42.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Potter Road ranks worse than 82.6% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 5th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Framingham School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.02. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (50.1%), White (38.1%), African American (5.9%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Potter Road is 13.4. 6 elementary schools in the Framingham School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Potter Road is $17,846, which is the lowest among 9 elementary schools in the Framingham School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Potter Road:

SchoolDigger ranks Potter Road 765th of 926 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Potter Road in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Framingham:

SchoolDigger ranks Framingham 301st of 355 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Potter Road

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Rank History for all students at Potter Road

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 28.09 659th 884 25.5%
2004 38.66 582nd 882 34.0%
2005 70.50 280th 887 68.4%
2006 77.96 190th 911 79.1%
2007 61.20 394th 911 56.8%
2008 70.21 274th 908 69.8%
2009 68.37 309th 909 66.0%
2010 58.76 401st 920 56.4%
2011 66.91 329th 924 64.4%
2012 62.23 393rd 930 57.7%
2013 52.96 485th 928 47.7%
2014 51.49 501st 926 45.9%
2015 59.01 399th 914 56.3%
2016 55.04 455th 932 51.2%
2017 41.60 594th 938 36.7%
2018 48.35 514th 934 45.0%
2019 47.50 523rd 942 44.5%
2021 41.61 556th 936 40.6%
2022 25.84 696th 932 25.3%
2023 18.02 765th 928 17.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Potter Road

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.90 94th 244 61.5%
2019 38.65 145th 258 43.8%
2021 35.47 161st 240 32.9%
2022 23.78 252nd 267 5.6%
2023 27.48 233rd 264 11.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Potter Road

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.78 485th 886 45.3%
2019 44.02 522nd 896 41.7%
2021 32.29 634th 894 29.1%
2022 22.14 772nd 905 14.7%
2023 28.22 513th 703 27.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Potter Road

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.55 368th 685 46.3%
2019 44.34 403rd 700 42.4%
2021 34.16 481st 705 31.8%
2022 24.24 640th 772 17.1%
2023 14.47 715th 757 5.5%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Potter Road

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.97 526th 893 41.1%
2019 47.73 505th 902 44.0%
2021 45.11 513th 898 42.9%
2022 23.28 708th 901 21.4%
2023 19.81 728th 887 17.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Potter Road

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.05 234th 656 64.3%
2019 50.12 282nd 665 57.6%
2021 38.31 372nd 632 41.1%
2022 22.61 570th 672 15.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Potter Road

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.52 465th 898 48.2%
2019 48.17 489th 907 46.1%
2021 38.40 558th 904 38.3%
2022 29.47 654th 908 28.0%
2023 18.95 743rd 896 17.1%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Potter Road

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 42.84 539th 925 41.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Potter Road

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 55.43 123rd 379 67.5%
2022 34.90 266th 401 33.7%
2023 13.97 411th 420 2.1%
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Rank History for White students at Potter Road

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.68 556th 772 28.0%
2019 30.65 597th 780 23.5%
2021 30.14 596th 765 22.1%
2022 10.78 721st 764 5.6%
2023 17.44 678th 762 11.0%
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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.

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Potter Road

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 314 29 7 11 0 n/a n/a 0 361
1989 295 30 7 14 0 n/a n/a 0 346
1990 322 37 14 25 0 n/a n/a 0 398
1991 316 24 13 17 1 n/a n/a 0 371
1992 287 34 10 20 0 n/a n/a 0 351
1993 377 20 10 15 0 n/a n/a 0 422
1994 357 23 24 20 0 n/a n/a 0 424
1995 368 12 22 15 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1996 368 12 22 15 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1997 418 7 22 4 0 n/a n/a 0 451
1998 456 28 14 4 0 n/a n/a 0 502
1999 334 40 17 31 0 n/a n/a 0 422
2000 376 31 18 48 0 n/a n/a 0 473
2001 397 26 16 33 0 n/a n/a 0 472
2002 355 17 8 17 0 n/a n/a 0 397
2003 355 17 8 17 0 n/a n/a 0 397
2004 398 19 6 14 2 n/a n/a 0 439
2005 378 13 7 12 2 n/a n/a 0 412
2006 401 14 11 12 0 n/a n/a 0 438
2007 403 9 11 13 0 n/a n/a 1 437
2008 411 7 10 14 0 n/a n/a 4 446
2009 407 9 11 21 0 0 10 0 458
2010 406 17 17 26 1 0 15 0 482
2011 422 18 14 26 1 0 18 0 499
2012 428 12 12 28 1 0 20 0 501
2013 440 15 20 29 1 0 26 0 531
2014 421 13 20 35 1 0 26 0 516
2015 404 16 22 36 1 0 22 0 501
2016 405 18 22 35 0 0 21 0 501
2017 396 26 22 36 0 0 23 0 503
2018 384 36 28 37 0 0 28 0 513
2019 392 47 21 44 0 1 28 0 533
2020 345 43 20 85 0 1 28 0 522
2021 293 42 16 140 0 1 27 0 519
2022 246 40 10 211 1 0 32 0 540
2023 206 32 7 271 0 0 25 0 541

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Potter Road

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 361 n/a n/a n/a
1989 346 n/a n/a n/a
1990 398 n/a n/a n/a
1991 371 n/a n/a n/a
1992 351 n/a n/a n/a
1993 422 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 424 n/a n/a n/a
1995 417 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 417 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 451 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 502 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 422 n/a 0.0 35.3
2000 473 n/a 0.0 34
2001 472 n/a 0.0 40.7
2002 397 n/a n/a 34.8
2003 397 n/a n/a 34.8
2004 439 32.6 13.5 26.7
2005 412 35.6 11.6 18.9
2006 438 31.6 13.9 23.7
2007 437 35.0 12.5 21.6
2008 446 30.9 14.4 21.9
2009 458 31.2 14.7 20.1
2010 482 31.6 15.2 21.4
2011 499 29.6 16.8 23
2012 501 30.5 16.4 27.1
2013 531 33.5 15.8 34.7
2014 516 33.2 15.5 37.8
2015 501 39.0 12.8 42.1
2016 501 39.0 12.8 n/a
2017 503 37.2 13.4 n/a
2018 513 35.1 14.5 n/a
2019 533 38.7 13.7 n/a
2020 522 36.5 14.2 n/a
2021 519 38.1 13.6 n/a
2022 540 37.0 14.5 n/a
2023 541 40.1 13.4 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 Potter Road

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 361 n/a n/a n/a
1989 346 n/a n/a n/a
1990 398 n/a n/a n/a
1991 371 n/a n/a n/a
1992 351 n/a n/a n/a
1993 422 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 424 n/a n/a n/a
1995 417 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 417 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 451 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 502 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 422 n/a 0.0 35.3
2000 473 n/a 0.0 34
2001 472 n/a 0.0 40.7
2002 397 n/a n/a 34.8
2003 397 n/a n/a 34.8
2004 439 32.6 13.5 26.7
2005 412 35.6 11.6 18.9
2006 438 31.6 13.9 23.7
2007 437 35.0 12.5 21.6
2008 446 30.9 14.4 21.9
2009 458 31.2 14.7 20.1
2010 482 31.6 15.2 21.4
2011 499 29.6 16.8 23
2012 501 30.5 16.4 27.1
2013 531 33.5 15.8 34.7
2014 516 33.2 15.5 37.8
2015 501 39.0 12.8 42.1
2016 501 39.0 12.8 n/a
2017 503 37.2 13.4 n/a
2018 513 35.1 14.5 n/a
2019 533 38.7 13.7 n/a
2020 522 36.5 14.2 n/a
2021 519 38.1 13.6 n/a
2022 540 37.0 14.5 n/a
2023 541 40.1 13.4 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 Potter Road

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $611 (3.7%) $15,700 (96.3%) $16,311
2020 $562 (3.4%) $15,774 (96.6%) $16,336
2021 $1,230 (6.9%) $16,616 (93.1%) $17,846

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Potter Road

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 523rd of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 765th of 928 Elementary schools
 26.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Potter Road)5323.8
 29.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Framingham)4326.7
 16.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Potter Road)4619.1
 27%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Framingham)3418.9
 15.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Potter Road)5719.5
 37.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Framingham)3825.6
 12.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Potter Road)6118.6
 42.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Framingham)4123.3
 17.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Potter Road)4030.7
 9.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Framingham)4532.3
 12.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Potter Road)4516.9
 28.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Framingham)3621.7
 14.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Potter Road)5132.6
 18.4%
   5th Grade Science (Framingham)3529.1
 5.9%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Potter Road)5024.7
 25.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Framingham)4027
 13%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Potter Road)5118.2
 32.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Framingham)3722.5
 14.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Potter Road)5132.6
 18.4%
   All Grades Science (Framingham)3429.3
 4.7%
   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 Students533541
 1.5%
African American4732
 31.9%
American Indian00
Asian217
 66.7%
Hispanic44271
 515.9%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White392206
 47.4%
Two or More Races2825
 10.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Potter Road

Potter Road ranks in the bottom 17.4% of Massachusetts elementary schools.

Students who attend Potter Road usually go on to attend:

Middle : Cameron Middle School
Middle : Fuller Middle
Middle : Walsh Middle
High : Framingham High School

Students at Potter Road are 50% Hispanic, 38% White, 6% African American, 5% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 541 students attended Potter Road.


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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.

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