Sprague Elementary School

Public K-5

 401 School Street
       Wellesley, MA  02482


(781) 263-1965

District: Wellesley

SchoolDigger Rank:
48th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $24,057 Help


Students who attend Sprague Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Wellesley Middle
High:    Wellesley Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  11.6 Help
Number of students:  287

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.0%
Asian:
22.3%
Two or more races:
13.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.8% Help


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Compare Details Sprague Elementary School ranks better than 94.8% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 6th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Wellesley School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.98. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Sprague Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (54%), Asian (22.3%), two or more races (13.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sprague Elementary School is 11.6, which is the 4th best among 7 elementary schools in the Wellesley School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sprague Elementary School is $24,057, which is the 3rd highest among 7 elementary schools in the Wellesley School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sprague Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sprague Elementary School 48th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Sprague Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Asian students:
White students:


Wellesley:

SchoolDigger ranks Wellesley 4th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sprague Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Sprague Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 81.09 159th 884 82.0%
2004 75.74 217th 882 75.4%
2005 85.77 98th 887 89.0%
2006 89.60 55th 911 94.0%
2007 84.23 111th 911 87.8%
2008 86.36 80th 908 91.2%
2009 90.01 47th 909 94.8%
2010 83.53 135th 920 85.3%
2011 82.39 146th 924 84.2%
2012 87.98 68th 930 92.7%
2013 86.93 74th 928 92.0%
2014 89.74 41st 926 95.6%
2015 86.59 82nd 914 91.0%
2016 81.45 155th 932 83.4%
2017 76.64 207th 938 77.9%
2018 86.61 96th 934 89.7%
2019 91.15 44th 942 95.3%
2021 88.33 98th 936 89.5%
2022 90.33 82nd 932 91.2%
2023 92.98 48th 928 94.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Sprague Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 90.18 1st 31 96.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sprague Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.85 123rd 886 86.1%
2019 84.52 69th 896 92.3%
2021 87.04 71st 894 92.1%
2022 74.27 163rd 905 82.0%
2023 88.03 46th 703 93.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sprague Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.42 223rd 757 70.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Sprague Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.46 85th 893 90.5%
2019 91.33 34th 902 96.2%
2021 84.98 125th 898 86.1%
2022 87.99 92nd 901 89.8%
2023 89.77 64th 887 92.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sprague Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.71 59th 656 91.0%
2021 77.09 92nd 632 85.4%
2022 72.41 120th 672 82.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Sprague Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.80 110th 898 87.8%
2019 88.77 60th 907 93.4%
2021 88.42 84th 904 90.7%
2022 89.81 69th 908 92.4%
2023 93.19 35th 896 96.1%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Sprague Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 87.37 101st 925 89.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Sprague Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.64 26th 154 83.1%
2019 83.14 12th 155 92.3%
2021 72.13 42nd 141 70.2%
2022 79.48 21st 143 85.3%
2023 78.29 23rd 145 84.1%
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Rank History for White students at Sprague Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.06 92nd 772 88.1%
2019 80.64 104th 780 86.7%
2021 80.30 127th 765 83.4%
2022 78.09 127th 764 83.4%
2023 85.17 75th 762 90.2%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Sprague Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 281 12 33 6 1 n/a n/a 0 333
2003 281 12 33 6 1 n/a n/a 0 333
2004 273 15 39 5 1 n/a n/a 0 333
2005 287 17 43 4 0 n/a n/a 0 351
2006 306 13 26 8 0 n/a n/a 22 375
2007 310 18 31 13 1 n/a n/a 21 394
2008 301 15 47 14 0 n/a n/a 18 395
2009 336 13 37 17 0 2 18 0 423
2010 349 13 35 14 0 2 14 0 427
2011 304 17 39 22 0 2 16 0 400
2012 302 15 37 23 2 1 22 0 402
2013 300 16 33 27 2 0 17 0 395
2014 291 19 33 25 1 0 28 0 397
2015 278 25 38 22 1 0 34 0 398
2016 269 18 47 21 0 0 42 0 397
2017 261 15 52 20 0 0 44 0 392
2018 239 15 65 21 0 0 43 0 383
2019 229 11 69 14 0 0 43 0 366
2020 217 11 64 16 0 0 47 0 355
2021 181 9 64 17 0 0 45 0 316
2022 170 7 64 17 0 0 45 0 303
2023 155 9 64 21 0 0 38 0 287

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 Sprague Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 333 n/a n/a 2.7
2003 333 n/a n/a 2.7
2004 333 27.3 12.2 3.3
2005 351 28.0 12.5 4.3
2006 375 26.9 13.9 0
2007 394 29.0 13.6 4.6
2008 395 24.5 16.1 3.7
2009 423 26.5 16.0 4
2010 427 26.5 16.1 3.5
2011 400 25.3 15.7 3.3
2012 402 25.0 16.0 3.7
2013 395 25.6 15.4 4.6
2014 397 26.3 15.0 3.5
2015 398 25.0 15.9 6.8
2016 397 27.0 14.7 n/a
2017 392 24.1 16.2 n/a
2018 383 28.2 13.5 n/a
2019 366 29.1 12.5 n/a
2020 355 28.1 12.6 n/a
2021 316 28.1 11.2 n/a
2022 303 27.5 11.0 n/a
2023 287 24.7 11.6 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 Sprague Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 333 n/a n/a 2.7
2003 333 n/a n/a 2.7
2004 333 27.3 12.2 3.3
2005 351 28.0 12.5 4.3
2006 375 26.9 13.9 0
2007 394 29.0 13.6 4.6
2008 395 24.5 16.1 3.7
2009 423 26.5 16.0 4
2010 427 26.5 16.1 3.5
2011 400 25.3 15.7 3.3
2012 402 25.0 16.0 3.7
2013 395 25.6 15.4 4.6
2014 397 26.3 15.0 3.5
2015 398 25.0 15.9 6.8
2016 397 27.0 14.7 n/a
2017 392 24.1 16.2 n/a
2018 383 28.2 13.5 n/a
2019 366 29.1 12.5 n/a
2020 355 28.1 12.6 n/a
2021 316 28.1 11.2 n/a
2022 303 27.5 11.0 n/a
2023 287 24.7 11.6 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 Sprague Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $178 (0.9%) $19,525 (99.1%) $19,702
2020 $506 (2.4%) $20,365 (97.6%) $20,871
2021 $915 (3.8%) $23,142 (96.2%) $24,056

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sprague Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 44th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 48th of 928 Elementary schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sprague Elementary School)7371.7
 1.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wellesley)8575.1
 9.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sprague Elementary School)7478.3
 4.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wellesley)7880.6
 2.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sprague Elementary School)9174.1
 16.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wellesley)8274
 8.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sprague Elementary School)8683.3
 2.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wellesley)7880.7
 2.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sprague Elementary School)8071.2
 8.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wellesley)8076.1
 3.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sprague Elementary School)8072.7
 7.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wellesley)7578.2
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Sprague Elementary School)6963.6
 5.4%
   5th Grade Science (Wellesley)6772.5
 5.5%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Sprague Elementary School)8172.3
 8.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Wellesley)8075.5
 4.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Sprague Elementary School)7977.7
 1.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Wellesley)7477.1
 3.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Sprague Elementary School)6963.6
 5.4%
   All Grades Science (Wellesley)7376.7
 3.7%
   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 Students366287
 21.6%
African American119
 18.2%
American Indian00
Asian6964
 7.2%
Hispanic1421
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White229155
 32.3%
Two or More Races4338
 11.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sprague Elementary School

Students who attend Sprague Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Wellesley Middle
High : Wellesley Senior High

Yes. Sprague Elementary School ranks in the top 5.2% of Massachusetts elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 287 students attended Sprague Elementary School.

Students at Sprague Elementary School are 54% White, 22% Asian, 13% Two or more races, 7% Hispanic, 3% African American.


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