Maria Hastings

Summary:

Maria Hastings Elementary School is a highly-regarded public school in Lexington, Massachusetts, serving 598 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school consistently outperforms state and local averages, ranking among the top 2% of elementary schools in Massachusetts.

Maria Hastings' academic excellence is evident in its impressive MCAS test scores, with 77.64% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 80.72% in Mathematics, far surpassing the state averages. The school's exceptional performance extends to various student subgroups, including female students, male students, Asian students, and students with disabilities, all of whom rank among the top in the state. With a low student-teacher ratio of 11.5, the school provides a nurturing and supportive learning environment that contributes to its success.

While Maria Hastings stands out as an exceptional institution, the Lexington school district as a whole is known for its high-quality education. Nearby schools such as Harrington and Douglas MacArthur Elementary School also rank among the top in the state, indicating that the district is committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for all its students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 7 Crosby Road
       Lexington, MA  02421


(781) 860-5800

District: Lexington

SchoolDigger Rank:
12th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,000 Help


Students who attend Maria Hastings usually attend:

Middle:    Wm Diamond Middle
High:    Lexington High

Student/teacher ratio:  11.5 Help
Number of students:  598

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
47.3%
White:
34.4%
Two or more races:
9.2%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.2% Help


 See top rated Massachusetts elementary schools

 Compare Maria Hastings to nearby elementary schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Maria Hastings ranks better than 98.7% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 2nd among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Lexington School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.29. (See more...)
Student Body
Help
Compare Details Maria Hastings has the largest elementary school student body size in the Lexington School District. Racial makeup is: Asian (47.3%), White (34.4%), two or more races (9.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Maria Hastings is 11.5. 4 elementary schools in the Lexington School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Help
Compare Maria Hastings employs 51.9 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Maria Hastings is $19,000. 5 elementary schools in the Lexington School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Maria Hastings:

SchoolDigger ranks Maria Hastings 12th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Maria Hastings in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Multi-racial students:
Special Education students:
Female students:
Male students:
Asian students:
White students:


Lexington:

SchoolDigger ranks Lexington 6th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

Average Parent Rating:

Read all reviews and ratings detail for Maria Hastings.

What do you think?

Your rating for Maria Hastings?

Rank History for Maria Hastings

Help
Compare

Rank History for all students at Maria Hastings

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 84.73 115th 884 87.0%
2004 89.12 56th 882 93.7%
2005 91.75 27th 887 97.0%
2006 90.78 38th 911 95.8%
2007 89.89 43rd 911 95.3%
2008 91.51 30th 908 96.7%
2009 91.58 28th 909 96.9%
2010 89.06 50th 920 94.6%
2011 92.60 15th 924 98.4%
2012 91.71 29th 930 96.9%
2013 90.15 37th 928 96.0%
2014 91.60 18th 926 98.1%
2015 92.99 16th 914 98.2%
2016 90.63 50th 932 94.6%
2017 94.50 10th 938 98.9%
2018 93.78 13th 934 98.6%
2019 93.85 16th 942 98.3%
2021 94.55 19th 936 98.0%
2022 96.88 4th 932 99.6%
2023 96.29 12th 928 98.7%
See the entire list of Massachusetts Elementary School Rankings!

Rank History for Multi-racial students at Maria Hastings

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 87.16 4th 31 87.1%
2023 89.38 2nd 33 93.9%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Multi-racial Students!

Rank History for English Language Learner students at Maria Hastings

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 99.95 1st 258 99.6%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Maria Hastings

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.07 15th 886 98.3%
2019 98.34 3rd 896 99.7%
2021 98.29 5th 894 99.4%
2022 99.29 2nd 905 99.8%
2023 99.40 2nd 703 99.7%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Maria Hastings

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 94.82 7th 772 99.1%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Maria Hastings

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.72 46th 893 94.8%
2019 89.71 50th 902 94.5%
2021 93.01 32nd 898 96.4%
2022 95.77 8th 901 99.1%
2023 94.24 21st 887 97.6%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Maria Hastings

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.25 13th 656 98.0%
2019 98.41 3rd 665 99.5%
2021 98.53 2nd 632 99.7%
2022 99.21 3rd 672 99.6%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Disabled Students!

Rank History for Male students at Maria Hastings

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.86 5th 898 99.4%
2019 94.83 11th 907 98.8%
2021 93.93 18th 904 98.0%
2022 96.46 5th 908 99.4%
2023 96.00 7th 896 99.2%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Tested In Person students at Maria Hastings

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 94.02 24th 925 97.4%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Tested In Person Students!

Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Maria Hastings

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 93.32 25th 399 93.7%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Tested Remotely Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Maria Hastings

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.21 20th 154 87.0%
2019 81.33 17th 155 89.0%
2021 74.68 37th 141 73.8%
2022 82.92 10th 143 93.0%
2023 83.43 10th 145 93.1%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for White students at Maria Hastings

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.80 59th 772 92.4%
2019 89.10 34th 780 95.6%
2021 83.77 90th 765 88.2%
2022 87.67 53rd 764 93.1%
2023 87.66 57th 762 92.5%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for White Students!

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.

Maria Hastings Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 






Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 1)
0%

0%

0%

0%

100%

  

by a parent
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Open Quote I had two children who went to this school. This is the absolute worst education experience for children with special needs and their caregivers. Horrible principal. She only cares about the smart and richy rich students. Everyone else has to just shut up or get off the island. Sure....students are high-achieving and scores are off the charts. However, teachers are miserable and students are being molded to be little zombies. Its kind of creepy. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Maria Hastings

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 323 31 40 0 1 n/a n/a 0 395
1996 323 31 40 0 1 n/a n/a 0 395
1997 336 26 38 4 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1998 350 20 43 4 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1999 365 23 41 5 0 n/a n/a 0 434
2000 392 22 43 6 0 n/a n/a 0 463
2001 401 24 53 7 0 n/a n/a 0 485
2002 377 22 68 9 1 n/a n/a 0 477
2003 377 22 68 9 1 n/a n/a 0 477
2004 392 22 78 15 2 n/a n/a 0 509
2005 365 17 97 13 2 n/a n/a 0 494
2006 343 16 112 14 1 n/a n/a 0 486
2007 332 16 109 13 1 n/a n/a 9 480
2008 271 14 116 12 0 n/a n/a 9 422
2009 263 16 114 14 0 0 14 0 421
2010 255 17 120 12 0 0 19 0 423
2011 270 14 126 11 0 0 22 0 443
2012 247 11 133 12 0 0 28 0 431
2013 229 13 142 16 0 0 29 0 429
2014 219 12 143 15 0 0 32 0 421
2015 221 12 147 17 0 0 30 0 427
2016 227 13 151 14 0 0 30 0 435
2017 201 14 183 18 0 0 39 0 455
2018 191 12 204 18 0 0 41 0 466
2019 183 8 202 20 0 0 41 0 454
2020 168 8 205 19 0 0 37 0 437
2021 202 11 276 27 0 0 49 0 565
2022 224 15 286 38 0 0 60 0 623
2023 206 19 283 35 0 0 55 0 598

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 Maria Hastings

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 395 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 395 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 404 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 417 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 434 n/a 0.0 5.3
2000 463 n/a 0.0 6.7
2001 485 n/a 0.0 6.2
2002 477 n/a n/a 5
2003 477 n/a n/a 5
2004 509 38.1 13.4 4.7
2005 494 40.1 12.3 4.3
2006 486 40.7 11.9 2.9
2007 480 39.0 12.3 3.8
2008 422 32.9 12.8 3.1
2009 421 35.1 12.0 3.6
2010 423 35.3 11.9 5.4
2011 443 36.3 12.2 5.4
2012 431 35.5 12.1 6.3
2013 429 38.1 11.2 6.3
2014 421 36.9 11.3 5
2015 427 36.0 11.8 5.2
2016 435 39.0 11.1 n/a
2017 455 37.5 12.1 n/a
2018 466 37.7 12.3 n/a
2019 454 39.7 11.4 n/a
2020 437 40.0 10.9 n/a
2021 565 49.4 11.4 n/a
2022 623 49.9 12.4 n/a
2023 598 51.9 11.5 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 Maria Hastings

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 395 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 395 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 404 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 417 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 434 n/a 0.0 5.3
2000 463 n/a 0.0 6.7
2001 485 n/a 0.0 6.2
2002 477 n/a n/a 5
2003 477 n/a n/a 5
2004 509 38.1 13.4 4.7
2005 494 40.1 12.3 4.3
2006 486 40.7 11.9 2.9
2007 480 39.0 12.3 3.8
2008 422 32.9 12.8 3.1
2009 421 35.1 12.0 3.6
2010 423 35.3 11.9 5.4
2011 443 36.3 12.2 5.4
2012 431 35.5 12.1 6.3
2013 429 38.1 11.2 6.3
2014 421 36.9 11.3 5
2015 427 36.0 11.8 5.2
2016 435 39.0 11.1 n/a
2017 455 37.5 12.1 n/a
2018 466 37.7 12.3 n/a
2019 454 39.7 11.4 n/a
2020 437 40.0 10.9 n/a
2021 565 49.4 11.4 n/a
2022 623 49.9 12.4 n/a
2023 598 51.9 11.5 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 Maria Hastings

Help

YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $38 (0.2%) $19,076 (99.8%) $19,114
2020 $42 (0.2%) $20,027 (99.8%) $20,069
2021 $282 (1.5%) $18,718 (98.5%) $19,000

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Maria Hastings

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 16th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 12th of 928 Elementary schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Maria Hastings)7883
 5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7371.7
 1.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Maria Hastings)8182
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lexington)7572.9
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Maria Hastings)7874.4
 3.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7871
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Maria Hastings)8283
 0.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lexington)8077.6
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Maria Hastings)8776.5
 10.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7474.2
 0.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Maria Hastings)8476.7
 7.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lexington)7576.4
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Maria Hastings)8175.7
 5.3%
   5th Grade Science (Lexington)7472.9
 1.1%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Maria Hastings)8277.6
 4.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Lexington)7875.6
 2.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Maria Hastings)8380.7
 2.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Lexington)8278.9
 3.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Maria Hastings)8175.7
 5.3%
   All Grades Science (Lexington)7877.5
 0.5%
   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 Students454598
 31.7%
African American819
 137.5%
American Indian00
Asian202283
 40.1%
Hispanic2035
 75%
Pacific Islander00
White183206
 12.6%
Two or More Races4155
 34.1%


Schools Near Maria Hastings









Frequently Asked Questions about Maria Hastings

Students at Maria Hastings are 47% Asian, 34% White, 9% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 598 students attended Maria Hastings.

Students who attend Maria Hastings usually go on to attend:

Middle : Wm Diamond Middle
High : Lexington High

Yes! Maria Hastings is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 12th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools.


Rate Maria Hastings!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Maria Hastings!




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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 30 milliseconds.