Hunnewell

Summary:

Hunnewell is an exceptional elementary school in Wellesley, Massachusetts, serving 198 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. Consistently ranked among the top 1% of elementary schools in the state, Hunnewell boasts consistently high academic performance, with 79.63% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 84.26% proficient or better in Mathematics.

Hunnewell's strong academic achievement extends across all grade levels and student subgroups. The school ranks 8th out of 887 Massachusetts elementary schools for female students and 5th out of 896 for male students, demonstrating exceptional performance for both genders. Hunnewell also ranks 4th out of 762 schools for its White student population, highlighting the school's ability to support diverse learners. With a low student-teacher ratio of 11.8, Hunnewell's academic success is likely bolstered by its personalized approach to education.

Compared to the Wellesley school district and the state of Massachusetts, Hunnewell's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics are significantly higher, showcasing the school's exceptional performance. While Hunnewell's student population is predominantly White, the school maintains a relatively diverse racial makeup, with 18.69% to 21.49% of students identifying as non-White over the past three years. As the school continues to excel, its special education performance could be an area for further exploration and potential improvement.


Detail:

Public K-5

 28 Cameron Street
       Wellesley, MA  02482


(781) 446-6275

District: Wellesley

SchoolDigger Rank:
5th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,443 Help


Students who attend Hunnewell usually attend:

Middle:    Wellesley Middle
High:    Wellesley Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8 Help
Number of students:  198

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.3%
Hispanic:
6.6%
Asian:
6.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.1% Help


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Compare Details Hunnewell ranks better than 99.5% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 2nd 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 96.89. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (81.3%), Hispanic (6.6%), Asian (6.1%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hunnewell is 11.8. 4 elementary schools in the Wellesley School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hunnewell is $21,443. 4 elementary schools in the Wellesley School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hunnewell:

SchoolDigger ranks Hunnewell 5th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Hunnewell in the ranking list.)

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Wellesley:

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

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Rank History for Hunnewell

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Rank History for all students at Hunnewell

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 82.58 139th 884 84.3%
2004 82.99 139th 882 84.2%
2005 77.45 211th 887 76.2%
2006 82.59 144th 911 84.2%
2007 79.30 177th 911 80.6%
2008 86.67 78th 908 91.4%
2009 78.66 184th 909 79.8%
2010 75.78 225th 920 75.5%
2011 80.16 171st 924 81.5%
2012 81.96 149th 930 84.0%
2013 84.18 118th 928 87.3%
2014 90.99 25th 926 97.3%
2015 90.39 34th 914 96.3%
2016 88.15 74th 932 92.1%
2017 91.23 37th 938 96.1%
2018 87.76 78th 934 91.6%
2019 90.47 53rd 942 94.4%
2021 97.46 2nd 936 99.8%
2022 97.17 2nd 932 99.8%
2023 96.89 5th 928 99.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Hunnewell

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.20 280th 886 68.4%
2019 77.49 120th 896 86.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Hunnewell

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.14 33rd 893 96.3%
2019 90.00 47th 902 94.8%
2021 96.71 4th 898 99.6%
2022 95.54 10th 901 98.9%
2023 95.90 8th 887 99.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Hunnewell

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.13 170th 898 81.1%
2019 87.96 69th 907 92.4%
2021 96.63 3rd 904 99.7%
2022 96.52 4th 908 99.6%
2023 96.36 5th 896 99.4%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Hunnewell

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 96.79 5th 925 99.5%
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Rank History for White students at Hunnewell

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.92 149th 772 80.7%
2019 85.10 64th 780 91.8%
2021 96.20 2nd 765 99.7%
2022 95.08 8th 764 99.0%
2023 96.09 4th 762 99.5%
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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 Hunnewell

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 225 19 16 2 0 n/a n/a 0 262
1989 241 18 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 271
1990 245 18 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 271
1991 241 15 19 0 0 n/a n/a 0 275
1992 253 13 15 5 0 n/a n/a 0 286
1993 261 11 16 6 0 n/a n/a 0 294
1994 277 10 18 4 0 n/a n/a 0 309
1995 303 14 18 4 0 n/a n/a 0 339
1996 303 14 18 4 0 n/a n/a 0 339
1997 320 11 15 7 0 n/a n/a 0 353
1998 330 16 17 4 0 n/a n/a 0 367
1999 318 16 20 6 0 n/a n/a 0 360
2000 341 13 9 3 1 n/a n/a 0 367
2001 330 17 10 4 1 n/a n/a 0 362
2002 282 11 7 7 0 n/a n/a 0 307
2003 282 11 7 7 0 n/a n/a 0 307
2004 278 10 6 10 0 n/a n/a 0 304
2005 278 7 8 10 0 n/a n/a 0 303
2006 297 4 4 4 0 n/a n/a 9 318
2007 293 7 5 11 0 n/a n/a 8 324
2008 296 10 4 13 0 n/a n/a 5 328
2009 307 6 5 11 0 0 6 0 335
2010 292 3 3 4 0 0 5 0 307
2011 272 8 9 5 0 0 9 0 303
2012 264 8 13 6 0 0 11 0 302
2013 253 10 13 6 0 0 15 0 297
2014 251 9 14 10 0 0 17 0 301
2015 234 10 14 8 0 0 24 0 290
2016 210 11 15 7 0 0 26 0 269
2017 192 12 15 7 0 0 25 0 251
2018 189 9 13 12 0 0 25 0 248
2019 200 11 11 15 0 0 23 0 260
2020 193 9 12 18 0 0 22 0 254
2021 179 8 13 16 0 0 12 0 228
2022 176 6 12 12 0 0 12 0 218
2023 161 3 12 13 0 0 9 0 198

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 Hunnewell

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 262 n/a n/a n/a
1989 271 n/a n/a n/a
1990 271 n/a n/a n/a
1991 275 n/a n/a n/a
1992 286 n/a n/a n/a
1993 294 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 309 n/a n/a n/a
1995 339 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 339 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 353 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 367 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 360 n/a 0.0 2.5
2000 367 n/a 0.0 1.4
2001 362 n/a 0.0 1.7
2002 307 n/a n/a 2.3
2003 307 n/a n/a 2.3
2004 304 23.0 13.2 2.3
2005 303 22.9 13.2 2.6
2006 318 22.7 14.0 0.3
2007 324 23.0 14.1 0.9
2008 328 20.7 15.8 2.2
2009 335 20.8 16.1 2.7
2010 307 19.5 15.7 2.3
2011 303 17.4 17.4 1.3
2012 302 18.8 16.0 2.3
2013 297 20.0 14.7 2.7
2014 301 20.9 14.3 2
2015 290 19.0 15.2 3.1
2016 269 18.0 14.9 n/a
2017 251 16.2 15.4 n/a
2018 248 17.3 14.2 n/a
2019 260 17.8 14.5 n/a
2020 254 17.4 14.5 n/a
2021 228 17.9 12.7 n/a
2022 218 17.1 12.6 n/a
2023 198 16.7 11.8 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 Hunnewell

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 262 n/a n/a n/a
1989 271 n/a n/a n/a
1990 271 n/a n/a n/a
1991 275 n/a n/a n/a
1992 286 n/a n/a n/a
1993 294 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 309 n/a n/a n/a
1995 339 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 339 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 353 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 367 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 360 n/a 0.0 2.5
2000 367 n/a 0.0 1.4
2001 362 n/a 0.0 1.7
2002 307 n/a n/a 2.3
2003 307 n/a n/a 2.3
2004 304 23.0 13.2 2.3
2005 303 22.9 13.2 2.6
2006 318 22.7 14.0 0.3
2007 324 23.0 14.1 0.9
2008 328 20.7 15.8 2.2
2009 335 20.8 16.1 2.7
2010 307 19.5 15.7 2.3
2011 303 17.4 17.4 1.3
2012 302 18.8 16.0 2.3
2013 297 20.0 14.7 2.7
2014 301 20.9 14.3 2
2015 290 19.0 15.2 3.1
2016 269 18.0 14.9 n/a
2017 251 16.2 15.4 n/a
2018 248 17.3 14.2 n/a
2019 260 17.8 14.5 n/a
2020 254 17.4 14.5 n/a
2021 228 17.9 12.7 n/a
2022 218 17.1 12.6 n/a
2023 198 16.7 11.8 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 Hunnewell

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $235 (1.3%) $18,243 (98.7%) $18,478
2020 $646 (3.3%) $18,804 (96.7%) $19,450
2021 $958 (4.5%) $20,484 (95.5%) $21,443

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hunnewell

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 53rd of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 5th of 928 Elementary schools
 5.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hunnewell)9872.7
 25.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wellesley)8575.1
 9.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Hunnewell)8384.9
 1.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wellesley)7880.6
 2.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hunnewell)7876.3
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wellesley)8274
 8.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Hunnewell)6976.3
 7.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wellesley)7880.7
 2.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hunnewell)7289.2
 17.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wellesley)8076.1
 3.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hunnewell)8591.9
 6.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wellesley)7578.2
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Hunnewell)6986.5
 17.5%
   5th Grade Science (Wellesley)6772.5
 5.5%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Hunnewell)8279.6
 2.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Wellesley)8075.5
 4.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Hunnewell)7884.3
 6.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Wellesley)7477.1
 3.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Hunnewell)6986.5
 17.5%
   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 Students260198
 23.8%
African American113
 72.7%
American Indian00
Asian1112
 9.1%
Hispanic1513
 13.3%
Pacific Islander00
White200161
 19.5%
Two or More Races239
 60.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hunnewell

Yes! Hunnewell is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 5th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 198 students attended Hunnewell.

Students at Hunnewell are 81% White, 7% Hispanic, 6% Asian, 5% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Students who attend Hunnewell usually go on to attend:

Middle : Wellesley Middle
High : Wellesley Senior 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.

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