Peirce

Public K-5

 170 Temple Street
       West Newton, MA  02465


(617) 559-9630

District: Newton

SchoolDigger Rank:
20th of 932 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $22,440 Help

Students who attend Peirce usually attend:

Middle:    F A Day Middle
High:    Newton North High

Student/teacher ratio:  11.3
Number of students:  238

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.1%
Asian:
14.7%
Hispanic:
11.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.5%

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Compare Details Peirce ranks better than 97.9% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 2nd among 15 ranked elementary schools in the Newton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.11. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (60.1%), Asian (14.7%), Hispanic (11.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Peirce is 11.3. 11 elementary schools in the Newton School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Peirce is $22,440, which is the 5th highest among 15 elementary schools in the Newton School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Peirce:

SchoolDigger ranks Peirce 20th of 932 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Peirce in the ranking list.)

Newton:

SchoolDigger ranks Newton 40th of 353 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Peirce

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 89.47 45th 884 94.9%
2004 92.91 17th 882 98.1%
2005 92.33 25th 887 97.2%
2006 92.74 17th 911 98.1%
2007 90.96 34th 911 96.3%
2008 87.26 68th 908 92.5%
2009 87.68 70th 909 92.3%
2010 90.71 26th 920 97.2%
2011 89.12 54th 924 94.2%
2012 90.07 44th 930 95.3%
2013 86.73 76th 928 91.8%
2014 86.30 80th 926 91.4%
2015 85.87 89th 914 90.3%
2016 88.39 69th 932 92.6%
2017 88.26 73rd 938 92.2%
2018 88.65 67th 934 92.8%
2019 89.55 69th 942 92.7%
2021 93.54 36th 936 96.2%
2022 95.11 20th 932 97.9%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Peirce

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 227 14 12 0 0 n/a n/a 0 253
1989 240 13 12 2 0 n/a n/a 0 267
1990 248 22 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 282
1991 244 26 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 283
1992 233 24 9 6 0 n/a n/a 0 272
1993 253 29 9 1 0 n/a n/a 0 292
1994 238 21 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 270
1995 223 8 26 2 0 n/a n/a 0 259
1996 223 8 26 2 0 n/a n/a 0 259
1997 217 25 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 250
1998 241 24 8 8 0 n/a n/a 0 281
1999 247 20 7 8 0 n/a n/a 0 282
2000 232 18 9 11 1 n/a n/a 0 271
2001 238 15 18 9 1 n/a n/a 0 281
2002 222 14 26 9 0 n/a n/a 0 271
2003 222 14 26 9 0 n/a n/a 0 271
2004 223 12 29 7 0 n/a n/a 0 271
2005 229 16 34 7 0 n/a n/a 0 286
2006 233 10 29 14 0 n/a n/a 20 306
2007 244 10 31 20 0 n/a n/a 19 324
2008 243 10 32 19 0 n/a n/a 25 329
2009 243 15 43 16 0 0 21 0 338
2010 223 13 46 19 0 0 28 0 329
2011 217 17 36 23 0 0 25 0 318
2012 212 23 36 21 0 0 24 0 316
2013 225 27 41 22 0 0 22 0 337
2014 213 22 43 18 0 0 16 0 312
2015 205 18 48 21 0 0 14 0 306
2016 203 20 54 27 0 0 10 0 314
2017 182 13 57 26 0 2 19 0 299
2018 166 12 59 20 0 3 16 0 276
2019 161 12 61 22 0 0 15 0 271
2020 170 11 60 26 0 0 17 0 284
2021 136 8 55 21 0 0 18 0 238
2022 143 8 35 28 0 0 24 0 238

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 Peirce

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 253 n/a n/a n/a
1989 267 n/a n/a n/a
1990 282 n/a n/a n/a
1991 283 n/a n/a n/a
1992 272 n/a n/a n/a
1993 292 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 270 n/a n/a n/a
1995 259 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 259 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 250 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 281 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 282 n/a 0.0 2.1
2000 271 n/a 0.0 3.7
2001 281 n/a 0.0 4.3
2002 271 n/a n/a 4.4
2003 271 n/a n/a 4.4
2004 271 20.5 13.2 5.5
2005 286 20.7 13.8 5.9
2006 306 22.9 13.4 5.6
2007 324 24.0 13.5 3.6
2008 329 22.7 14.5 4.3
2009 338 20.1 16.8 4.7
2010 329 20.5 16.0 7
2011 318 17.4 18.2 6.9
2012 316 16.6 18.9 6.6
2013 337 20.8 16.1 7.7
2014 312 22.1 14.0 8.3
2015 306 23.0 13.3 6.5
2016 314 23.0 13.6 n/a
2017 299 22.5 13.2 n/a
2018 276 21.3 12.9 n/a
2019 271 19.4 13.9 n/a
2020 284 21.8 12.9 n/a
2021 238 18.0 13.1 n/a
2022 238 21.0 11.3 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Peirce

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 253 n/a n/a n/a
1989 267 n/a n/a n/a
1990 282 n/a n/a n/a
1991 283 n/a n/a n/a
1992 272 n/a n/a n/a
1993 292 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 270 n/a n/a n/a
1995 259 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 259 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 250 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 281 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 282 n/a 0.0 2.1
2000 271 n/a 0.0 3.7
2001 281 n/a 0.0 4.3
2002 271 n/a n/a 4.4
2003 271 n/a n/a 4.4
2004 271 20.5 13.2 5.5
2005 286 20.7 13.8 5.9
2006 306 22.9 13.4 5.6
2007 324 24.0 13.5 3.6
2008 329 22.7 14.5 4.3
2009 338 20.1 16.8 4.7
2010 329 20.5 16.0 7
2011 318 17.4 18.2 6.9
2012 316 16.6 18.9 6.6
2013 337 20.8 16.1 7.7
2014 312 22.1 14.0 8.3
2015 306 23.0 13.3 6.5
2016 314 23.0 13.6 n/a
2017 299 22.5 13.2 n/a
2018 276 21.3 12.9 n/a
2019 271 19.4 13.9 n/a
2020 284 21.8 12.9 n/a
2021 238 18.0 13.1 n/a
2022 238 21.0 11.3 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 Peirce

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $117 (0.6%) $18,083 (99.4%) $18,200
2020 $393 (2.1%) $18,716 (97.9%) $19,109
2021 $1,314 (5.9%) $21,126 (94.1%) $22,440

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Peirce

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
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 69th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 20th of 932 Elementary schools
 5.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Peirce)8687
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Newton)7765.6
 11.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5644
 12%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Peirce)7882.6
 4.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Newton)7064.7
 5.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941.1
 7.9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Peirce)7561.1
 13.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Newton)7256.4
 15.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5238.4
 13.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Peirce)7480.6
 6.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Newton)6964.4
 4.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4942.4
 6.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Peirce)7179.1
 8.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Newton)7366.3
 6.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5240.6
 11.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Peirce)7569.8
 5.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Newton)7062.4
 7.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4936.2
 12.8%
5th Grade Science (Peirce)7172.1
 1.1%
   5th Grade Science (Newton)6363.7
 0.7%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4842.8
 5.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Peirce)7876.8
 1.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Newton)7365.1
 7.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5241.3
 10.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Peirce)7677.6
 1.6%
   All Grades Mathematics (Newton)7367.7
 5.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4939.1
 9.9%
All Grades Science (Peirce)7172.1
 1.1%
   All Grades Science (Newton)6666.3
 0.3%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4742.3
 4.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students271238
 12.2%
African American128
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian6155
 9.8%
Hispanic2221
 4.5%
Pacific Islander00
White161136
 15.5%
Two or More Races1518
 20%




Frequently Asked Questions about Peirce

Students at Peirce are 60% White, 15% Asian, 12% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 3% African American.

Yes! Peirce is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 20th of 932 Massachusetts elementary schools.

In the 2021-22 school year, 238 students attended Peirce.

Students who attend Peirce usually go on to attend:

Middle : F A Day Middle
High : Newton North High


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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