Fiske

Summary:

Fiske Elementary School is a public school in Lexington, Massachusetts, serving 341 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. As part of the highly-ranked Lexington school district, Fiske consistently delivers exceptional academic performance, ranking in the top 10-15% of Massachusetts elementary schools.

Fiske's academic excellence is evident across multiple metrics. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school's proficiency rates exceeded state averages, with 67.88% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, 71.13% in Mathematics, and 68.49% in Science. Fiske's statewide ranking of 64th out of 928 elementary schools earned it a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school also excels in supporting diverse student subgroups, including female students, male students, white students, and English Language Learners, demonstrating its commitment to equity and inclusion.

Fiske's performance is particularly noteworthy when compared to nearby schools in the Lexington district, such as Joseph Estabrook, Bridge, Maria Hastings, and Bowman, all of which are also high-performing institutions. Fiske's consistent excellence and its ability to cater to diverse student needs make it a standout choice for families in the Lexington area.


Detail:

Public K-5

 55 Adams Street
       Lexington, MA  02420


(781) 541-5001

District: Lexington

SchoolDigger Rank:
64th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $25,331 Help


Students who attend Fiske usually attend:

Middle:    Wm Diamond Middle
High:    Lexington High

Student/teacher ratio:  8.9 Help
Number of students:  341

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.5%
Asian:
35.8%
Two or more races:
11.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Fiske ranks better than 93.1% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 5th among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Lexington School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.89. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Fiske has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Lexington School District. Racial makeup is: White (45.5%), Asian (35.8%), two or more races (11.1%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fiske is 8.9, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Lexington School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fiske is $25,331, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Lexington School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Fiske:

SchoolDigger ranks Fiske 64th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Fiske in the ranking list.)

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Lexington:

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


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Rank History for Fiske

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Rank History for all students at Fiske

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 90.22 39th 884 95.6%
2004 90.19 44th 882 95.0%
2005 92.84 20th 887 97.7%
2006 92.84 16th 911 98.2%
2007 89.05 51st 911 94.4%
2008 88.08 61st 908 93.3%
2009 92.23 19th 909 97.9%
2010 91.13 21st 920 97.7%
2011 89.68 43rd 924 95.3%
2012 85.21 103rd 930 88.9%
2013 84.27 116th 928 87.5%
2014 88.99 53rd 926 94.3%
2015 88.40 59th 914 93.5%
2016 86.58 93rd 932 90.0%
2017 92.07 29th 938 96.9%
2018 92.92 27th 934 97.1%
2019 93.18 20th 942 97.9%
2021 90.90 68th 936 92.7%
2022 88.74 95th 932 89.8%
2023 90.89 64th 928 93.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Fiske

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.67 2nd 25 92.0%
2019 94.71 2nd 31 93.5%
2023 60.66 17th 33 48.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Fiske

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.38 8th 244 96.7%
2021 99.38 3rd 240 98.8%
2022 86.56 11th 267 95.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Fiske

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.60 62nd 886 93.0%
2019 85.18 61st 896 93.2%
2021 88.16 62nd 894 93.1%
2022 89.28 45th 905 95.0%
2023 77.30 105th 703 85.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Fiske

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.01 10th 893 98.9%
2019 92.86 14th 902 98.4%
2021 91.57 45th 898 95.0%
2022 83.84 140th 901 84.5%
2023 90.82 48th 887 94.6%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Fiske

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.19 84th 656 87.2%
2019 71.83 133rd 665 80.0%
2021 82.41 68th 632 89.2%
2022 77.40 92nd 672 86.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Fiske

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.92 49th 898 94.5%
2019 91.23 35th 907 96.1%
2021 88.44 83rd 904 90.8%
2022 89.47 71st 908 92.2%
2023 87.51 86th 896 90.4%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Fiske

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 91.37 50th 925 94.6%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Fiske

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 96.40 12th 399 97.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Fiske

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.26 58th 154 62.3%
2019 71.83 44th 155 71.6%
2021 71.91 46th 141 67.4%
2022 59.75 73rd 143 49.0%
2023 43.37 99th 145 31.7%
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Rank History for White students at Fiske

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.91 35th 772 95.5%
2019 85.73 59th 780 92.4%
2021 83.63 92nd 765 88.0%
2022 81.94 103rd 764 86.5%
2023 85.88 70th 762 90.8%
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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 Fiske

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 267 24 14 2 0 n/a n/a 0 307
1989 266 23 16 2 0 n/a n/a 0 307
1990 269 25 22 1 0 n/a n/a 0 317
1991 274 27 19 1 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1992 295 24 23 3 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1993 313 19 21 1 0 n/a n/a 0 354
1994 323 22 27 0 1 n/a n/a 0 373
1995 297 27 34 4 0 n/a n/a 0 362
1996 297 27 34 4 0 n/a n/a 0 362
1997 330 29 33 1 1 n/a n/a 0 394
1998 337 25 30 1 1 n/a n/a 0 394
1999 370 28 30 1 1 n/a n/a 0 430
2000 376 24 26 2 1 n/a n/a 0 429
2001 377 26 37 7 1 n/a n/a 0 448
2002 331 17 61 7 0 n/a n/a 0 416
2003 331 17 61 7 0 n/a n/a 0 416
2004 330 19 62 6 0 n/a n/a 0 417
2005 295 21 67 7 0 n/a n/a 0 390
2006 232 17 55 53 0 n/a n/a 5 362
2007 221 19 52 50 0 n/a n/a 3 345
2008 285 19 68 48 1 n/a n/a 14 435
2009 305 25 94 55 0 1 12 0 492
2010 326 19 109 13 0 1 18 0 486
2011 320 16 94 13 0 0 29 0 472
2012 325 19 98 13 0 0 31 0 486
2013 313 21 110 13 0 0 27 0 484
2014 333 15 107 10 0 0 31 0 496
2015 310 14 118 9 0 0 43 0 494
2016 314 14 133 11 0 0 44 0 516
2017 277 13 141 11 0 0 37 0 479
2018 282 13 148 14 0 0 45 0 502
2019 261 14 147 16 0 0 42 0 480
2020 255 14 157 19 0 0 36 0 481
2021 199 9 125 19 0 0 35 0 387
2022 167 9 108 20 1 0 37 0 342
2023 155 9 122 16 1 0 38 0 341

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 Fiske

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 307 n/a n/a n/a
1989 307 n/a n/a n/a
1990 317 n/a n/a n/a
1991 321 n/a n/a n/a
1992 345 n/a n/a n/a
1993 354 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 373 n/a n/a n/a
1995 362 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 362 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 394 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 394 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 430 n/a 0.0 2.8
2000 429 n/a 0.0 3.7
2001 448 n/a 0.0 4.5
2002 416 n/a n/a 3.1
2003 416 n/a n/a 3.1
2004 417 33.0 12.6 4.6
2005 390 33.7 11.6 6.4
2006 362 31.0 11.7 5
2007 345 30.0 11.5 6.1
2008 435 35.5 12.3 5.7
2009 492 38.1 12.9 6.5
2010 486 38.8 12.5 4.5
2011 472 37.2 12.6 4.2
2012 486 35.3 13.7 5.1
2013 484 39.7 12.1 5.8
2014 496 38.0 13.0 5.4
2015 494 39.0 12.6 6.3
2016 516 40.0 12.9 n/a
2017 479 38.9 12.2 n/a
2018 502 37.1 13.5 n/a
2019 480 38.2 12.5 n/a
2020 481 39.7 12.0 n/a
2021 387 37.9 10.1 n/a
2022 342 38.9 8.7 n/a
2023 341 38.0 8.9 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 Fiske

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 307 n/a n/a n/a
1989 307 n/a n/a n/a
1990 317 n/a n/a n/a
1991 321 n/a n/a n/a
1992 345 n/a n/a n/a
1993 354 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 373 n/a n/a n/a
1995 362 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 362 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 394 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 394 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 430 n/a 0.0 2.8
2000 429 n/a 0.0 3.7
2001 448 n/a 0.0 4.5
2002 416 n/a n/a 3.1
2003 416 n/a n/a 3.1
2004 417 33.0 12.6 4.6
2005 390 33.7 11.6 6.4
2006 362 31.0 11.7 5
2007 345 30.0 11.5 6.1
2008 435 35.5 12.3 5.7
2009 492 38.1 12.9 6.5
2010 486 38.8 12.5 4.5
2011 472 37.2 12.6 4.2
2012 486 35.3 13.7 5.1
2013 484 39.7 12.1 5.8
2014 496 38.0 13.0 5.4
2015 494 39.0 12.6 6.3
2016 516 40.0 12.9 n/a
2017 479 38.9 12.2 n/a
2018 502 37.1 13.5 n/a
2019 480 38.2 12.5 n/a
2020 481 39.7 12.0 n/a
2021 387 37.9 10.1 n/a
2022 342 38.9 8.7 n/a
2023 341 38.0 8.9 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 Fiske

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $147 (0.7%) $19,972 (99.3%) $20,119
2020 $129 (0.6%) $20,482 (99.4%) $20,611
2021 $391 (1.5%) $24,940 (98.5%) $25,331

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Fiske

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 20th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 64th of 928 Elementary schools
 4.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fiske)8167.7
 13.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7371.7
 1.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Fiske)8270.8
 11.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lexington)7572.9
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Fiske)8266.1
 15.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7871
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Fiske)8173.2
 7.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lexington)8077.6
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Fiske)7469.4
 4.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7474.2
 0.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Fiske)8269.9
 12.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lexington)7576.4
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Fiske)8168.5
 12.5%
   5th Grade Science (Lexington)7472.9
 1.1%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Fiske)8067.9
 12.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Lexington)7875.6
 2.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Fiske)8271.1
 10.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Lexington)8278.9
 3.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Fiske)8168.5
 12.5%
   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 Students480341
 29%
African American149
 35.7%
American Indian01
Asian147122
 17%
Hispanic1616
Pacific Islander00
White261155
 40.6%
Two or More Races4238
 9.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Fiske

Students at Fiske are 45% White, 36% Asian, 11% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 3% African American.

Students who attend Fiske usually go on to attend:

Middle : Wm Diamond Middle
High : Lexington High

In the 2022-23 school year, 341 students attended Fiske.

Yes. Fiske ranks in the top 6.9% of Massachusetts elementary schools.


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