Atherton Hough

Summary:

Atherton Hough is an elementary school in Quincy, Massachusetts, serving 256 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. While the school has a higher percentage of White students compared to nearby schools, its academic performance, as measured by MCAS test scores, is generally lower than the Quincy district and Massachusetts state averages.

Atherton Hough's proficiency rates in English Language Arts (32.26%) and Mathematics (38.71%) are below the Quincy district (44.84% and 43.27%, respectively) and the state (42.29% and 40.6%, respectively). The school's statewide ranking has fluctuated but has consistently been in the bottom half of Massachusetts elementary schools, ranking between 441 and 666 out of 926-942 schools. While Asian students at Atherton Hough perform relatively well, White students and students with disabilities rank much lower compared to their peers statewide.

Interestingly, Atherton Hough's academic performance is generally lower than nearby Merrymount and Beechwood Knoll Elementary schools, which have higher proficiency rates and better statewide rankings. Additionally, Atherton Hough's academic performance has shown a declining trend over the years, with proficiency rates decreasing from 2020-2021 to 2022-2023. Despite the school's higher spending per student compared to the state average, its academic challenges suggest that factors beyond funding may be contributing to the school's performance.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1084 Sea Street
       Quincy, MA  02169


(617) 984-8797

District: Quincy

SchoolDigger Rank:
553rd of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,954 Help


Students who attend Atherton Hough usually attend:

Middle:    Broad Meadows Middle
High:    Quincy High

Student/teacher ratio:  10.2 Help
Number of students:  256

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.4%
Asian:
12.1%
Hispanic:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Atherton Hough ranks worse than 59.6% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 10th among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Quincy School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.32. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.4%), Asian (12.1%), Hispanic (6.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Atherton Hough is 10.2, which is the lowest among 12 elementary schools in the Quincy School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Atherton Hough is $17,954, which is the 3rd highest among 11 elementary schools in the Quincy School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Atherton Hough:

SchoolDigger ranks Atherton Hough 553rd of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Atherton Hough in the ranking list.)

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Quincy:

SchoolDigger ranks Quincy 181st of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Atherton Hough

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Rank History for all students at Atherton Hough

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 57.08 424th 884 52.0%
2004 57.49 415th 882 52.9%
2005 23.04 712th 887 19.7%
2006 37.85 613th 911 32.7%
2007 42.45 592nd 911 35.0%
2008 31.14 680th 908 25.1%
2009 33.41 654th 909 28.1%
2010 51.97 496th 920 46.1%
2011 51.24 516th 924 44.2%
2012 38.20 622nd 930 33.1%
2013 33.82 666th 928 28.2%
2014 37.03 635th 926 31.4%
2015 38.85 608th 914 33.5%
2016 41.38 586th 932 37.1%
2017 38.86 620th 938 33.9%
2018 62.71 369th 934 60.5%
2019 55.26 435th 942 53.8%
2021 54.78 441st 936 52.9%
2022 51.76 462nd 932 50.4%
2023 41.32 553rd 928 40.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Atherton Hough

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.29 342nd 886 61.4%
2019 51.57 419th 896 53.2%
2021 48.11 441st 894 50.7%
2022 53.40 387th 905 57.2%
2023 39.47 394th 703 44.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Atherton Hough

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.68 213th 685 68.9%
2019 57.12 265th 700 62.1%
2021 48.13 350th 705 50.4%
2022 46.55 406th 772 47.4%
2023 48.04 391st 757 48.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Atherton Hough

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.52 379th 893 57.6%
2019 47.65 507th 902 43.8%
2021 53.44 420th 898 53.2%
2022 55.74 412th 901 54.3%
2023 44.18 510th 887 42.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Atherton Hough

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.42 158th 656 75.9%
2019 55.94 233rd 665 65.0%
2021 51.43 251st 632 60.3%
2022 58.33 218th 672 67.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Atherton Hough

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.66 333rd 898 62.9%
2019 60.23 366th 907 59.6%
2021 54.97 421st 904 53.4%
2022 47.22 480th 908 47.1%
2023 39.61 561st 896 37.4%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Atherton Hough

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 54.12 443rd 925 52.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Atherton Hough

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 58.74 73rd 145 49.7%
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Rank History for White students at Atherton Hough

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.88 356th 772 53.9%
2019 49.76 412th 780 47.2%
2021 52.87 353rd 765 53.9%
2022 50.29 405th 764 47.0%
2023 28.97 588th 762 22.8%
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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.

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Atherton Hough

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 299 0 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 303
1989 309 1 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 316
1990 302 2 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 314
1991 310 4 11 1 0 n/a n/a 0 326
1992 307 0 17 2 0 n/a n/a 0 326
1993 306 2 18 4 0 n/a n/a 0 330
1994 308 6 16 6 1 n/a n/a 0 337
1995 325 7 8 8 0 n/a n/a 0 348
1996 325 7 8 8 0 n/a n/a 0 348
1997 308 8 9 7 1 n/a n/a 0 333
1998 324 6 11 3 1 n/a n/a 0 345
1999 300 3 6 7 0 n/a n/a 0 316
2000 292 4 13 11 0 n/a n/a 0 320
2001 278 5 12 5 0 n/a n/a 0 300
2002 230 5 17 4 0 n/a n/a 0 256
2003 230 5 17 4 0 n/a n/a 0 256
2004 223 6 16 5 0 n/a n/a 0 250
2005 197 9 15 4 0 n/a n/a 0 225
2006 199 7 19 7 0 n/a n/a 1 233
2007 190 6 16 8 0 n/a n/a 5 225
2008 186 6 16 10 0 n/a n/a 6 224
2009 216 8 15 11 1 0 7 0 258
2010 213 7 16 12 1 0 4 0 253
2011 231 5 17 14 2 0 4 0 273
2012 247 6 16 13 2 0 7 0 291
2013 230 7 12 14 2 1 9 0 275
2014 236 7 19 17 2 0 10 0 291
2015 210 8 19 17 1 0 10 0 265
2016 212 7 18 15 1 0 14 0 267
2017 210 11 16 17 0 0 14 0 268
2018 190 9 30 15 0 0 7 0 251
2019 193 11 40 20 0 0 7 0 271
2020 196 11 45 18 0 0 8 0 278
2021 180 14 45 22 2 1 10 0 274
2022 174 12 37 17 1 1 13 0 255
2023 175 15 31 17 1 1 16 0 256

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Atherton Hough

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 303 n/a n/a n/a
1989 316 n/a n/a n/a
1990 314 n/a n/a n/a
1991 326 n/a n/a n/a
1992 326 n/a n/a n/a
1993 330 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 337 n/a n/a n/a
1995 348 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 348 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 333 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 345 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 316 n/a 0.0 22.5
2000 320 n/a 0.0 15.9
2001 300 n/a 0.0 20
2002 256 n/a n/a 17.2
2003 256 n/a n/a 17.2
2004 250 18.3 13.7 17.2
2005 225 17.8 12.6 15.6
2006 233 17.4 13.4 21.1
2007 225 18.0 12.5 27.7
2008 224 17.2 13.0 22
2009 258 17.3 14.9 22.9
2010 253 20.1 12.5 24.9
2011 273 19.3 14.1 25.6
2012 291 19.7 14.7 22.3
2013 275 22.1 12.4 28
2014 291 24.0 12.0 32
2015 265 25.0 10.6 35.1
2016 267 25.0 10.6 n/a
2017 268 22.5 11.8 n/a
2018 251 24.4 10.2 n/a
2019 271 23.8 11.3 n/a
2020 278 24.0 11.5 n/a
2021 274 26.0 10.5 n/a
2022 255 23.1 11.0 n/a
2023 256 25.0 10.2 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 Atherton Hough

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 303 n/a n/a n/a
1989 316 n/a n/a n/a
1990 314 n/a n/a n/a
1991 326 n/a n/a n/a
1992 326 n/a n/a n/a
1993 330 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 337 n/a n/a n/a
1995 348 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 348 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 333 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 345 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 316 n/a 0.0 22.5
2000 320 n/a 0.0 15.9
2001 300 n/a 0.0 20
2002 256 n/a n/a 17.2
2003 256 n/a n/a 17.2
2004 250 18.3 13.7 17.2
2005 225 17.8 12.6 15.6
2006 233 17.4 13.4 21.1
2007 225 18.0 12.5 27.7
2008 224 17.2 13.0 22
2009 258 17.3 14.9 22.9
2010 253 20.1 12.5 24.9
2011 273 19.3 14.1 25.6
2012 291 19.7 14.7 22.3
2013 275 22.1 12.4 28
2014 291 24.0 12.0 32
2015 265 25.0 10.6 35.1
2016 267 25.0 10.6 n/a
2017 268 22.5 11.8 n/a
2018 251 24.4 10.2 n/a
2019 271 23.8 11.3 n/a
2020 278 24.0 11.5 n/a
2021 274 26.0 10.5 n/a
2022 255 23.1 11.0 n/a
2023 256 25.0 10.2 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 Atherton Hough

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $940 (5.5%) $16,078 (94.5%) $17,018
2020 $554 (3.3%) $16,264 (96.7%) $16,818
2021 $958 (5.3%) $16,996 (94.7%) $17,954

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Atherton Hough

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 435th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 553rd of 928 Elementary schools
 13.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Atherton Hough)5739
 18%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Quincy)6344.1
 18.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Atherton Hough)4433.3
 10.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Quincy)5342.4
 10.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Atherton Hough)6725
 42%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Quincy)6046.4
 13.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Atherton Hough)4735.9
 11.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Quincy)5250
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Atherton Hough)7532.6
 42.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Quincy)6340.7
 22.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Atherton Hough)5146.5
 4.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Quincy)5644.1
 11.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Atherton Hough)4051.2
 11.2%
   5th Grade Science (Quincy)5447.4
 6.6%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Atherton Hough)6732.3
 34.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Quincy)6044.8
 15.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Atherton Hough)4738.7
 8.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Quincy)5343.3
 9.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Atherton Hough)4051.2
 11.2%
   All Grades Science (Quincy)5146.8
 4.2%
   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 Students271256
 5.5%
African American1115
 36.4%
American Indian01
Asian4031
 22.5%
Hispanic2017
 15%
Pacific Islander01
White193175
 9.3%
Two or More Races716
 128.6%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 256 students attended Atherton Hough.

Students at Atherton Hough are 68% White, 12% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 6% African American.

Students who attend Atherton Hough usually go on to attend:

Middle : Broad Meadows Middle
High : Quincy High

Atherton Hough ranks 553rd of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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