Swallow/Union School

Public K-4

 522 Main Street
       Dunstable, MA  01827


(978) 649-7281

District: Groton-Dunstable

SchoolDigger Rank:
6th of 936 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,224 Help

Students who attend Swallow/Union School usually attend:

Middle:    Groton Dunstable Regional Middle
High:    Groton Dunstable Regional

Student/teacher ratio:  10.7
Number of students:  283

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.0%
Asian:
7.1%
Hispanic:
6.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.6%

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Compare Details Swallow/Union School ranks better than 99.4% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.44. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82%), Asian (7.1%), Hispanic (6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Swallow/Union School is 10.7. 1 elementary schools in the Groton-Dunstable School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Swallow/Union School is $23,224. 1 elementary schools in the Groton-Dunstable School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Swallow/Union School:

SchoolDigger ranks Swallow/Union School 6th of 936 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Swallow/Union School in the ranking list.)

Groton-Dunstable:

SchoolDigger ranks Groton-Dunstable 21st of 325 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Swallow/Union School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 85.24 108th 884 87.8%
2004 72.68 261st 882 70.4%
2005 63.25 353rd 887 60.2%
2006 58.42 400th 911 56.1%
2007 75.42 223rd 911 75.5%
2008 82.38 137th 908 84.9%
2009 91.10 33rd 909 96.4%
2010 88.31 64th 920 93.0%
2011 90.11 40th 924 95.7%
2012 91.89 28th 930 97.0%
2013 85.90 88th 928 90.5%
2014 91.07 23rd 926 97.5%
2015 78.55 183rd 914 80.0%
2016 92.01 25th 932 97.3%
2017 89.23 59th 938 93.7%
2018 93.11 21st 934 97.8%
2019 92.58 30th 942 96.8%
2021 96.44 6th 936 99.4%

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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by a parent
Saturday, July 13, 2019

Open Quote Great community! A very warm and welcoming school. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Open Quote Dedicated, experienced teachers. Children are pushed to excel and encouraged to learn. Teachers expect parents to participate in educational process. Very happy place. No bullying, but can be a bit cliquish among students whose parents grew up together in the community. New arrivals are not immediately welcomed into community. Fairly anti-military sentiment among parents and some teachers. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Swallow/Union School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 267 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 270
1989 260 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 262
1990 257 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 259
1991 263 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 264
1992 258 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 259
1993 259 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1994 274 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 274
1995 377 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 381
1996 377 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 381
1997 379 4 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 388
1998 327 5 3 1 1 n/a n/a 0 337
1999 386 2 5 3 4 n/a n/a 0 400
2000 381 1 7 1 1 n/a n/a 0 391
2001 402 1 9 0 1 n/a n/a 0 413
2002 405 0 7 0 1 n/a n/a 0 413
2003 405 0 7 0 1 n/a n/a 0 413
2004 394 0 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 408
2005 339 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 339
2006 323 0 8 1 0 n/a n/a 1 333
2007 308 0 6 1 0 n/a n/a 1 316
2008 275 0 12 2 0 n/a n/a 0 289
2009 385 0 14 2 0 0 0 0 401
2010 357 0 16 2 0 0 0 0 375
2011 322 1 17 3 0 1 0 0 344
2012 287 3 18 2 0 1 0 0 311
2013 269 2 16 1 0 2 0 0 290
2014 268 2 16 1 1 2 0 0 290
2015 271 4 6 0 2 1 1 0 285
2016 244 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 250
2017 256 1 14 5 0 0 4 0 280
2018 257 0 19 8 0 0 6 0 290
2019 258 3 19 14 1 0 9 0 304
2020 233 3 22 17 1 0 11 0 287
2021 232 2 20 17 1 0 11 0 283

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 Swallow/Union School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 270 n/a n/a n/a
1989 262 n/a n/a n/a
1990 259 n/a n/a n/a
1991 264 n/a n/a n/a
1992 259 n/a n/a n/a
1993 260 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 274 n/a n/a n/a
1995 381 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 381 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 388 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 337 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 400 n/a 0.0 0
2000 391 n/a 0.0 2
2001 413 n/a 0.0 2.2
2002 413 n/a n/a 1.9
2003 413 n/a n/a 1.9
2004 408 22.4 18.2 1.2
2005 339 19.6 17.3 1.8
2006 333 20.4 16.3 1.5
2007 316 20.0 15.8 1.3
2008 289 16.6 17.4 1.4
2009 401 24.5 16.4 1.5
2010 375 22.8 16.3 1.1
2011 344 21.0 16.3 2.3
2012 311 20.6 15.0 3.5
2013 290 22.9 12.6 2.8
2014 290 19.3 14.9 5.9
2015 285 18.0 15.8 4.6
2016 250 21.0 11.9 n/a
2017 280 22.7 12.2 n/a
2018 290 23.8 12.1 n/a
2019 304 25.9 11.7 n/a
2020 287 25.9 11.0 n/a
2021 283 26.4 10.7 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Swallow/Union School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 270 n/a n/a n/a
1989 262 n/a n/a n/a
1990 259 n/a n/a n/a
1991 264 n/a n/a n/a
1992 259 n/a n/a n/a
1993 260 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 274 n/a n/a n/a
1995 381 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 381 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 388 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 337 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 400 n/a 0.0 0
2000 391 n/a 0.0 2
2001 413 n/a 0.0 2.2
2002 413 n/a n/a 1.9
2003 413 n/a n/a 1.9
2004 408 22.4 18.2 1.2
2005 339 19.6 17.3 1.8
2006 333 20.4 16.3 1.5
2007 316 20.0 15.8 1.3
2008 289 16.6 17.4 1.4
2009 401 24.5 16.4 1.5
2010 375 22.8 16.3 1.1
2011 344 21.0 16.3 2.3
2012 311 20.6 15.0 3.5
2013 290 22.9 12.6 2.8
2014 290 19.3 14.9 5.9
2015 285 18.0 15.8 4.6
2016 250 21.0 11.9 n/a
2017 280 22.7 12.2 n/a
2018 290 23.8 12.1 n/a
2019 304 25.9 11.7 n/a
2020 287 25.9 11.0 n/a
2021 283 26.4 10.7 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 Swallow/Union School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $192 (1.1%) $17,389 (98.9%) $17,581
2020 $308 (1.3%) $22,915 (98.7%) $23,224

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Swallow/Union School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 30th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 6th of 936 Elementary schools
 2.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Swallow/Union School)7584.8
 9.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Groton-Dunstable)7573.1
 1.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5650.8
 5.3%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Swallow/Union School)7372.9
 0.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Groton-Dunstable)6255.2
 6.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Swallow/Union School)8779
 8.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Groton-Dunstable)7473.3
 0.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5249
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Swallow/Union School)8680.7
 5.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Groton-Dunstable)7771.8
 5.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.3
 15.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Swallow/Union School)8181.9
 0.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Groton-Dunstable)6866.4
 1.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5246
 6%
All Grades Mathematics (Swallow/Union School)8176.7
 4.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Groton-Dunstable)6857.1
 10.9%
   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 Students304283
 6.9%
African American32
 33.3%
American Indian11
Asian1920
 5.3%
Hispanic1417
 21.4%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races911
 22.2%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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