Pentucket Lake Elementary

Summary:

Pentucket Lake Elementary is a public elementary school in Haverhill, Massachusetts, serving 521 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school's diverse student population includes 39.54% White, 9.6% African American, 46.83% Hispanic, 0.77% Asian, 0.38% Native American, and 2.88% two or more races. However, the school's academic performance consistently ranks in the bottom half of Massachusetts elementary schools, with below-average scores on MCAS assessments in both English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Pentucket Lake Elementary's academic struggles are evident across different student subgroups. While African American and Hispanic students perform relatively better, ranking in the bottom 40-50% of Massachusetts elementary schools, White and English Language Learner students perform the lowest, ranking in the bottom 20-25%. This indicates significant achievement gaps within the school's diverse population. Despite having a higher per-student spending of $16,011 and a student-teacher ratio of 11.4, the school's academic performance has been steadily declining over the past decade, suggesting the need for a closer examination of its instructional practices and resource allocation.

When compared to nearby schools in the Haverhill district, such as Bradford Elementary, Golden Hill, and Silver Hill Elementary School, Pentucket Lake Elementary's academic performance is generally lower. These nearby schools, while still below the state averages, tend to outperform Pentucket Lake Elementary on MCAS assessments and have higher rankings among Massachusetts elementary schools, suggesting that Pentucket Lake Elementary may face unique challenges or have room for improvement in its instructional practices and resource allocation.


Detail:

Public K-5

 252 Concord Street
       Haverhill, MA  01830


(978) 374-2421

District: Haverhill

SchoolDigger Rank:
763rd of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,011 Help


Students who attend Pentucket Lake Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    John G Whittier
High:    Haverhill High

Student/teacher ratio:  11.4 Help
Number of students:  521

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
46.8%
White:
39.5%
African American:
9.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Pentucket Lake Elementary ranks worse than 82.2% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks last among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Haverhill School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.26. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (46.8%), White (39.5%), African American (9.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pentucket Lake Elementary is 11.4. 5 elementary schools in the Haverhill 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 Pentucket Lake Elementary is $16,011. 5 elementary schools in the Haverhill School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pentucket Lake Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Pentucket Lake Elementary 763rd of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Pentucket Lake Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Haverhill:

SchoolDigger ranks Haverhill 289th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pentucket Lake Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Pentucket Lake Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 25.53 681st 884 23.0%
2004 29.45 648th 882 26.5%
2005 31.51 629th 887 29.1%
2006 35.47 630th 911 30.8%
2007 40.42 617th 911 32.3%
2008 32.59 663rd 908 27.0%
2009 28.46 702nd 909 22.8%
2010 22.63 752nd 920 18.3%
2011 17.48 785th 924 15.0%
2012 22.66 742nd 930 20.2%
2013 20.94 770th 928 17.0%
2014 26.99 723rd 926 21.9%
2015 36.32 638th 914 30.2%
2016 30.18 697th 932 25.2%
2017 22.43 770th 938 17.9%
2018 30.53 685th 934 26.7%
2019 39.59 603rd 942 36.0%
2021 20.22 743rd 936 20.6%
2022 15.22 804th 932 13.7%
2023 18.26 763rd 928 17.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Pentucket Lake Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.46 41st 244 83.2%
2021 52.41 61st 240 74.6%
2022 31.82 205th 267 23.2%
2023 23.61 251st 264 4.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pentucket Lake Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.76 630th 886 28.9%
2019 42.69 536th 896 40.2%
2021 23.80 737th 894 17.6%
2022 21.99 774th 905 14.5%
2023 26.55 537th 703 23.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pentucket Lake Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.48 459th 685 33.0%
2019 50.01 354th 700 49.4%
2021 34.31 479th 705 32.1%
2022 27.47 609th 772 21.1%
2023 30.38 582nd 757 23.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Pentucket Lake Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.55 563rd 893 37.0%
2019 42.95 560th 902 37.9%
2021 22.06 705th 898 21.5%
2022 15.95 779th 901 13.5%
2023 16.24 766th 887 13.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Pentucket Lake Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.66 505th 656 23.0%
2019 27.28 503rd 665 24.4%
2021 32.45 428th 632 32.3%
2022 30.20 467th 672 30.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Pentucket Lake Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.97 726th 898 19.2%
2019 34.95 622nd 907 31.4%
2021 19.70 731st 904 19.1%
2022 16.86 776th 908 14.5%
2023 22.82 701st 896 21.8%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Pentucket Lake Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 19.18 748th 925 19.1%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Pentucket Lake Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 40.97 210th 399 47.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Pentucket Lake Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 32.69 119th 167 28.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Pentucket Lake Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.96 171st 379 54.9%
2019 55.79 146th 398 63.3%
2021 37.64 220th 379 42.0%
2022 30.41 302nd 401 24.7%
2023 41.18 238th 420 43.3%
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Rank History for White students at Pentucket Lake Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.63 617th 772 20.1%
2019 36.27 546th 780 30.0%
2021 26.81 621st 765 18.8%
2022 14.96 695th 764 9.0%
2023 17.25 680th 762 10.8%
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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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Enrollment information for Pentucket Lake Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 461 20 4 47 0 n/a n/a 0 532
2000 470 25 6 63 0 n/a n/a 0 564
2001 414 28 5 66 0 n/a n/a 0 513
2002 459 15 4 85 0 n/a n/a 0 563
2003 459 15 4 85 0 n/a n/a 0 563
2004 468 19 2 96 0 n/a n/a 0 585
2005 424 19 2 88 0 n/a n/a 0 533
2006 376 20 1 110 1 n/a n/a 3 511
2007 392 22 1 137 1 n/a n/a 3 556
2008 358 24 6 149 0 n/a n/a 2 539
2009 385 20 9 153 0 0 1 0 568
2010 324 26 9 114 0 1 0 0 474
2011 331 19 8 135 1 2 1 0 497
2012 323 17 11 138 1 3 4 0 497
2013 338 20 11 127 0 3 1 0 500
2014 318 25 18 136 0 3 2 0 502
2015 298 23 12 122 0 4 6 0 465
2016 325 19 13 144 1 2 8 0 512
2017 291 20 13 174 3 1 8 0 510
2018 237 28 11 213 4 1 10 0 504
2019 247 23 4 192 4 0 13 0 483
2020 260 30 4 235 3 0 14 0 546
2021 217 37 6 244 3 1 16 0 524
2022 189 34 5 233 1 0 16 0 478
2023 206 50 4 244 2 0 15 0 521

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 Pentucket Lake Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 532 n/a 0.0 0
2000 564 n/a 0.0 35.1
2001 513 n/a 0.0 30
2002 563 n/a n/a 36.8
2003 563 n/a n/a 36.8
2004 585 40.5 14.4 40.9
2005 533 37.4 14.3 41.1
2006 511 37.6 13.6 45.1
2007 556 41.0 13.6 45.2
2008 539 41.9 12.9 49.7
2009 568 42.0 13.5 50.4
2010 474 37.0 12.8 51.9
2011 497 37.7 13.1 39.2
2012 497 42.9 11.5 59.6
2013 500 41.2 12.1 63.4
2014 502 40.6 12.3 63.7
2015 465 40.0 11.6 59.6
2016 512 34.0 15.0 n/a
2017 510 43.4 11.7 n/a
2018 504 41.0 12.2 n/a
2019 483 41.3 11.6 n/a
2020 546 41.2 13.2 n/a
2021 524 30.4 17.2 n/a
2022 478 42.1 11.3 n/a
2023 521 45.4 11.4 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 Pentucket Lake Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 532 n/a 0.0 0
2000 564 n/a 0.0 35.1
2001 513 n/a 0.0 30
2002 563 n/a n/a 36.8
2003 563 n/a n/a 36.8
2004 585 40.5 14.4 40.9
2005 533 37.4 14.3 41.1
2006 511 37.6 13.6 45.1
2007 556 41.0 13.6 45.2
2008 539 41.9 12.9 49.7
2009 568 42.0 13.5 50.4
2010 474 37.0 12.8 51.9
2011 497 37.7 13.1 39.2
2012 497 42.9 11.5 59.6
2013 500 41.2 12.1 63.4
2014 502 40.6 12.3 63.7
2015 465 40.0 11.6 59.6
2016 512 34.0 15.0 n/a
2017 510 43.4 11.7 n/a
2018 504 41.0 12.2 n/a
2019 483 41.3 11.6 n/a
2020 546 41.2 13.2 n/a
2021 524 30.4 17.2 n/a
2022 478 42.1 11.3 n/a
2023 521 45.4 11.4 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Pentucket Lake Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $782 (5.4%) $13,790 (94.6%) $14,572
2020 $774 (5.5%) $13,402 (94.5%) $14,176
2021 $1,465 (9.1%) $14,546 (90.9%) $16,011

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pentucket Lake Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 603rd of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 763rd of 928 Elementary schools
 18.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pentucket Lake Elementary)3725.8
 11.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Haverhill)4328.6
 14.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Pentucket Lake Elementary)3425
 9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Haverhill)3927.3
 11.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Pentucket Lake Elementary)5921.5
 37.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Haverhill)4524.6
 20.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Pentucket Lake Elementary)5522.3
 32.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Haverhill)4329.9
 13.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Pentucket Lake Elementary)4824.3
 23.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Haverhill)3928.1
 11%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Pentucket Lake Elementary)4422.1
 21.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Haverhill)3725.2
 11.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students483521
 7.9%
African American2350
 117.4%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian44
Hispanic192244
 27.1%
Pacific Islander00
White247206
 16.6%
Two or More Races1315
 15.4%


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Students who attend Pentucket Lake Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : John G Whittier
High : Haverhill High

Students at Pentucket Lake Elementary are 47% Hispanic, 40% White, 10% African American, 3% Two or more races.

Pentucket Lake Elementary ranks in the bottom 17.8% of Massachusetts elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 521 students attended Pentucket Lake Elementary.


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