Joseph Estabrook

Summary:

Joseph Estabrook is an exceptional elementary school located in Lexington, Massachusetts, serving 542 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with a statewide ranking of 36 out of 928 schools in the 2022-2023 school year.

Joseph Estabrook's academic performance is truly outstanding, with over 70% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science across all grade levels. The school's exceptional performance extends beyond the overall student population, with strong rankings for specific subgroups, such as female students, Asian students, and students with special needs. When compared to other nearby elementary schools in the Lexington district and surrounding areas, Joseph Estabrook stands out as a top-performing institution, outperforming the district and state averages in MCAS proficiency rates.

The school's diverse student population, with a significant representation of Asian and multi-racial students, may contribute to its academic success. Joseph Estabrook also excels in supporting English Language Learners, ranking 1st out of 264 Massachusetts elementary schools in this category for the 2022-2023 school year. The school's consistent high rankings, exceptional subgroup performance, and impressive test scores make it a standout educational institution in the Lexington area.


Detail:

Public K-5

 117 Grove Street
       Lexington, MA  02420


(781) 861-2520

District: Lexington

SchoolDigger Rank:
36th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,214 Help


Students who attend Joseph Estabrook usually attend:

Middle:    Wm Diamond Middle
High:    Lexington High

Student/teacher ratio:  12.4 Help
Number of students:  542

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
45.4%
White:
33.4%
Two or more races:
11.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.8% Help


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Compare Details Joseph Estabrook ranks better than 96.1% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 4th 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 93.94. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (45.4%), White (33.4%), two or more races (11.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Joseph Estabrook is 12.4, which is the highest among 7 elementary schools in the Lexington School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Joseph Estabrook is $18,214, which is the lowest among 7 elementary schools in the Lexington School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Joseph Estabrook:

SchoolDigger ranks Joseph Estabrook 36th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Joseph Estabrook 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 Joseph Estabrook

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Rank History for all students at Joseph Estabrook

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 92.44 19th 884 97.9%
2004 90.06 46th 882 94.8%
2005 89.90 43rd 887 95.2%
2006 90.82 37th 911 95.9%
2007 93.44 10th 911 98.9%
2008 93.85 11th 908 98.8%
2009 93.19 12th 909 98.7%
2010 94.01 6th 920 99.3%
2011 93.55 7th 924 99.2%
2012 93.79 7th 930 99.2%
2013 93.22 10th 928 98.9%
2014 88.62 56th 926 94.0%
2015 90.00 40th 914 95.6%
2016 88.44 68th 932 92.7%
2017 88.67 70th 938 92.5%
2018 87.24 86th 934 90.8%
2019 87.34 95th 942 89.9%
2021 94.24 24th 936 97.4%
2022 92.93 40th 932 95.7%
2023 93.94 36th 928 96.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Joseph Estabrook

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 81.98 8th 33 75.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Joseph Estabrook

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.41 13th 244 94.7%
2019 95.53 7th 258 97.3%
2021 99.98 1st 240 99.6%
2022 99.34 1st 267 99.6%
2023 99.71 1st 264 99.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Joseph Estabrook

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.90 60th 886 93.2%
2019 91.40 24th 896 97.3%
2021 98.81 4th 894 99.6%
2022 94.70 18th 905 98.0%
2023 86.74 51st 703 92.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Joseph Estabrook

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 88.56 30th 772 96.1%
2023 69.38 152nd 757 79.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Joseph Estabrook

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.09 77th 893 91.4%
2019 85.47 92nd 902 89.8%
2021 93.86 22nd 898 97.6%
2022 90.52 62nd 901 93.1%
2023 92.62 33rd 887 96.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Joseph Estabrook

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.20 83rd 656 87.3%
2019 82.89 67th 665 89.9%
2021 87.72 46th 632 92.7%
2022 78.69 85th 672 87.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Joseph Estabrook

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.48 104th 898 88.4%
2019 86.83 84th 907 90.7%
2021 90.04 61st 904 93.3%
2022 89.83 68th 908 92.5%
2023 91.25 55th 896 93.9%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Joseph Estabrook

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 92.32 42nd 925 95.5%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Joseph Estabrook

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 97.72 5th 399 98.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Joseph Estabrook

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.38 19th 154 87.7%
2019 77.74 22nd 155 85.8%
2021 79.46 24th 141 83.0%
2022 80.62 17th 143 88.1%
2023 79.57 19th 145 86.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Joseph Estabrook

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 25.94 146th 172 15.1%
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Rank History for White students at Joseph Estabrook

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.67 141st 772 81.7%
2019 69.61 218th 780 72.1%
2021 82.73 100th 765 86.9%
2022 73.74 161st 764 78.9%
2023 76.47 149th 762 80.4%
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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.

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Joseph Estabrook

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 358 28 59 0 0 n/a n/a 0 445
1989 404 30 62 5 0 n/a n/a 0 501
1990 397 29 68 10 1 n/a n/a 0 505
1991 428 25 66 6 1 n/a n/a 0 526
1992 435 26 61 8 1 n/a n/a 0 531
1993 453 29 62 5 2 n/a n/a 0 551
1994 446 32 70 10 1 n/a n/a 0 559
1995 380 33 68 11 0 n/a n/a 0 492
1996 380 33 68 11 0 n/a n/a 0 492
1997 377 39 68 12 3 n/a n/a 0 499
1998 370 37 63 11 2 n/a n/a 0 483
1999 383 32 71 13 2 n/a n/a 0 501
2000 363 25 73 13 2 n/a n/a 0 476
2001 378 22 65 6 1 n/a n/a 0 472
2002 339 24 93 8 0 n/a n/a 0 464
2003 339 24 93 8 0 n/a n/a 0 464
2004 344 23 104 9 0 n/a n/a 0 480
2005 336 26 105 11 0 n/a n/a 0 478
2006 309 24 112 10 0 n/a n/a 0 455
2007 293 23 114 8 0 n/a n/a 6 444
2008 258 20 127 9 0 n/a n/a 9 423
2009 252 20 137 8 0 0 17 0 434
2010 242 17 150 6 0 0 25 0 440
2011 239 16 155 7 0 0 33 0 450
2012 230 20 164 6 0 0 38 0 458
2013 224 23 176 8 0 0 39 0 470
2014 238 26 183 10 0 0 38 0 495
2015 231 31 175 15 0 0 45 0 497
2016 216 28 203 17 0 0 45 0 509
2017 217 34 222 18 0 0 44 0 535
2018 228 28 241 20 0 0 55 0 572
2019 224 30 243 27 0 0 56 0 580
2020 209 19 258 31 0 0 57 0 574
2021 181 18 241 33 0 0 49 0 522
2022 179 20 240 31 0 0 54 0 524
2023 181 20 246 32 0 0 63 0 542

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 Joseph Estabrook

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 445 n/a n/a n/a
1989 501 n/a n/a n/a
1990 505 n/a n/a n/a
1991 526 n/a n/a n/a
1992 531 n/a n/a n/a
1993 551 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 559 n/a n/a n/a
1995 492 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 492 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 499 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 483 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 501 n/a 0.0 3.8
2000 476 n/a 0.0 2.9
2001 472 n/a 0.0 3.6
2002 464 n/a n/a 4.3
2003 464 n/a n/a 4.3
2004 480 35.7 13.4 4.6
2005 478 36.6 13.1 5
2006 455 34.3 13.3 4.6
2007 444 32.0 13.9 3.7
2008 423 31.2 13.6 3.9
2009 434 34.0 12.8 3.9
2010 440 35.8 12.2 2.3
2011 450 33.8 13.3 3.1
2012 458 34.9 13.1 5
2013 470 35.4 13.2 4.9
2014 495 35.1 14.0 8.3
2015 497 37.0 13.4 7.8
2016 509 36.0 14.1 n/a
2017 535 40.1 13.3 n/a
2018 572 42.2 13.5 n/a
2019 580 44.3 13.0 n/a
2020 574 43.8 13.0 n/a
2021 522 42.7 12.1 n/a
2022 524 39.4 13.2 n/a
2023 542 43.6 12.4 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 Joseph Estabrook

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 445 n/a n/a n/a
1989 501 n/a n/a n/a
1990 505 n/a n/a n/a
1991 526 n/a n/a n/a
1992 531 n/a n/a n/a
1993 551 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 559 n/a n/a n/a
1995 492 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 492 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 499 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 483 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 501 n/a 0.0 3.8
2000 476 n/a 0.0 2.9
2001 472 n/a 0.0 3.6
2002 464 n/a n/a 4.3
2003 464 n/a n/a 4.3
2004 480 35.7 13.4 4.6
2005 478 36.6 13.1 5
2006 455 34.3 13.3 4.6
2007 444 32.0 13.9 3.7
2008 423 31.2 13.6 3.9
2009 434 34.0 12.8 3.9
2010 440 35.8 12.2 2.3
2011 450 33.8 13.3 3.1
2012 458 34.9 13.1 5
2013 470 35.4 13.2 4.9
2014 495 35.1 14.0 8.3
2015 497 37.0 13.4 7.8
2016 509 36.0 14.1 n/a
2017 535 40.1 13.3 n/a
2018 572 42.2 13.5 n/a
2019 580 44.3 13.0 n/a
2020 574 43.8 13.0 n/a
2021 522 42.7 12.1 n/a
2022 524 39.4 13.2 n/a
2023 542 43.6 12.4 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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Joseph Estabrook

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $187 (1.2%) $15,479 (98.8%) $15,666
2020 $233 (1.4%) $16,188 (98.6%) $16,420
2021 $282 (1.5%) $17,931 (98.4%) $18,214

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Joseph Estabrook

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 95th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 36th of 928 Elementary schools
 6.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Joseph Estabrook)7875.6
 2.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7371.7
 1.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Joseph Estabrook)7673.3
 2.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lexington)7572.9
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Joseph Estabrook)7370
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7871
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Joseph Estabrook)7677
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lexington)8077.6
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Joseph Estabrook)6972.2
 3.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lexington)7474.2
 0.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Joseph Estabrook)7476
 2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lexington)7576.4
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Joseph Estabrook)7072.2
 2.2%
   5th Grade Science (Lexington)7472.9
 1.1%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Joseph Estabrook)7472.5
 1.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Lexington)7875.6
 2.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Joseph Estabrook)7575.5
 0.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Lexington)8278.9
 3.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Joseph Estabrook)7072.2
 2.2%
   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 Students580542
 6.6%
African American3020
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian243246
 1.2%
Hispanic2732
 18.5%
Pacific Islander00
White224181
 19.2%
Two or More Races5663
 12.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Joseph Estabrook

In the 2022-23 school year, 542 students attended Joseph Estabrook.

Students who attend Joseph Estabrook usually go on to attend:

Middle : Wm Diamond Middle
High : Lexington High

Students at Joseph Estabrook are 45% Asian, 33% White, 12% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 4% African American.

Yes! Joseph Estabrook is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 36th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools.


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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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