Center Elementary

Summary:

Center Elementary is a public elementary school located in Hanover, Massachusetts, serving grades 2-4 with a total enrollment of 641 students. The school is part of the Hanover school district, which is ranked 59 out of 356 districts in Massachusetts and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Center Elementary consistently outperforms the state average in MCAS Next Generation assessments for both English Language Arts and Mathematics across all grades. In 2022-2023, 62.94% of students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state average of 42.29%, and 60.84% were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the state average of 40.6%. The school also performs exceptionally well for its subgroups, particularly for students of low socioeconomic status and special education students, ranking 90th and 141st out of Massachusetts elementary schools, respectively. However, Center Elementary has a predominantly white student population, with 92.67% of students identifying as white, which is notably different from some nearby schools like Jefferson Elementary School in Rockland, which has a more diverse student body.

Despite its lower spending per student ($13,615 in 2020-2021) compared to some nearby schools, such as Memorial Park ($18,265) and Jefferson Elementary ($19,902), Center Elementary consistently outperforms these schools in MCAS assessments, suggesting efficient resource allocation and effective educational practices. The school's strong performance, coupled with its potential for increased diversity, presents an opportunity for further growth and improvement, as it continues to prioritize equitable educational opportunities for all students.


Detail:

Public 2-4

 65 Silver Street
       Hanover, MA  02339


(781) 826-2631

District: Hanover

SchoolDigger Rank:
152nd of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,615 Help


Students who attend Center Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Hanover Middle
High:    Hanover High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  641

Racial breakdown:

White:
92.7%
Asian:
2.3%
Hispanic:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Center Elementary ranks better than 83.6% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.06. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (92.7%), Asian (2.3%), Hispanic (2.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Center Elementary is 14.7. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Center Elementary is $13,615.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Center Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Center Elementary 152nd of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Center Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Hanover:

SchoolDigger ranks Hanover 59th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Center Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Center Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 77.21 214th 936 77.1%
2022 72.10 258th 932 72.3%
2023 83.06 152nd 928 83.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Center Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 43.85 502nd 894 43.8%
2022 54.03 373rd 905 58.8%
2023 71.76 141st 703 79.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Center Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 69.22 145th 705 79.4%
2022 86.94 38th 772 95.1%
2023 77.71 90th 757 88.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Center Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 78.83 179th 898 80.1%
2022 75.57 208th 901 76.9%
2023 81.74 153rd 887 82.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Center Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 57.23 211th 632 66.6%
2022 61.63 201st 672 70.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Center Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 72.93 244th 904 73.0%
2022 65.93 308th 908 66.1%
2023 81.78 145th 896 83.8%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Center Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 77.28 202nd 925 78.2%
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Rank History for White students at Center Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 67.70 223rd 765 70.8%
2022 60.49 287th 764 62.4%
2023 75.24 156th 762 79.5%
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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.

Center Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Center Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 299 3 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1989 319 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1990 346 0 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 350
1991 272 1 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 275
1992 267 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 269
1993 255 0 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1994 240 1 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 245
1995 300 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 303
1996 300 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 303
1997 300 1 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 307
1998 286 2 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 292
1999 176 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 179
2000 255 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 259
2001 353 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 358
2002 363 4 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 373
2003 363 4 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 373
2004 355 4 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 364
2005 369 3 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 377
2006 361 4 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 370
2007 367 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 374
2008 358 1 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 367
2009 348 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 356
2010 343 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 354
2011 341 1 8 4 0 0 0 0 354
2012 341 0 8 4 0 0 0 0 353
2013 317 0 6 5 0 0 2 0 330
2014 339 1 4 5 0 0 2 0 351
2015 307 0 2 7 0 0 5 0 321
2016 315 0 3 5 0 0 3 0 326
2017 334 1 4 6 0 0 4 0 349
2018 318 1 3 9 0 0 4 0 335
2019 314 2 2 16 0 0 7 0 341
2020 535 4 10 18 0 0 4 0 571
2021 549 3 9 21 0 0 7 0 589
2022 571 4 9 20 0 0 7 1 612
2023 594 9 15 15 1 0 6 1 641

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 Center Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 304 n/a n/a n/a
1989 321 n/a n/a n/a
1990 350 n/a n/a n/a
1991 275 n/a n/a n/a
1992 269 n/a n/a n/a
1993 260 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 245 n/a n/a n/a
1995 303 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 303 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 307 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 292 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 179 n/a 0.0 4.5
2000 259 n/a 0.0 3.5
2001 358 n/a 0.0 1.1
2002 373 n/a n/a 1.3
2003 373 n/a n/a 1.3
2004 364 27.0 13.5 1.9
2005 377 24.0 15.7 0.5
2006 370 24.6 15.0 1.4
2007 374 26.0 14.4 n/a
2008 367 24.1 15.2 3
2009 356 24.2 14.7 4.5
2010 354 23.1 15.2 5.1
2011 354 24.9 14.1 5.1
2012 353 20.2 17.3 4.2
2013 330 21.9 15.0 4.5
2014 351 23.6 14.8 6.3
2015 321 22.0 14.5 8.1
2016 326 23.0 14.1 n/a
2017 349 20.9 16.6 n/a
2018 335 21.3 15.6 n/a
2019 341 22.8 14.9 n/a
2020 571 36.0 15.8 n/a
2021 589 40.5 14.5 n/a
2022 612 39.5 15.4 n/a
2023 641 43.5 14.7 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 Center Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 304 n/a n/a n/a
1989 321 n/a n/a n/a
1990 350 n/a n/a n/a
1991 275 n/a n/a n/a
1992 269 n/a n/a n/a
1993 260 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 245 n/a n/a n/a
1995 303 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 303 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 307 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 292 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 179 n/a 0.0 4.5
2000 259 n/a 0.0 3.5
2001 358 n/a 0.0 1.1
2002 373 n/a n/a 1.3
2003 373 n/a n/a 1.3
2004 364 27.0 13.5 1.9
2005 377 24.0 15.7 0.5
2006 370 24.6 15.0 1.4
2007 374 26.0 14.4 n/a
2008 367 24.1 15.2 3
2009 356 24.2 14.7 4.5
2010 354 23.1 15.2 5.1
2011 354 24.9 14.1 5.1
2012 353 20.2 17.3 4.2
2013 330 21.9 15.0 4.5
2014 351 23.6 14.8 6.3
2015 321 22.0 14.5 8.1
2016 326 23.0 14.1 n/a
2017 349 20.9 16.6 n/a
2018 335 21.3 15.6 n/a
2019 341 22.8 14.9 n/a
2020 571 36.0 15.8 n/a
2021 589 40.5 14.5 n/a
2022 612 39.5 15.4 n/a
2023 641 43.5 14.7 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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Center Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $26 (0.2%) $14,211 (99.8%) $14,237
2020 $70 (0.5%) $13,975 (99.5%) $14,046
2021 $64 (0.5%) $13,550 (99.5%) $13,614

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Center Elementary

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students341641
 88%
African American29
 350%
American Indian01
Asian215
 650%
Hispanic1615
 6.3%
Pacific Islander00
White314594
 89.2%
Two or More Races76
 14.3%


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Students who attend Center Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Hanover Middle
High : Hanover High

Center Elementary ranks 152nd of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Center Elementary are 93% White, 2% Asian, 2% Hispanic, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 641 students attended Center Elementary.


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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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