Katharine Lee Bates

Public K-5

 116 Elmwood Rd
       Wellesley, MA  02481


(781) 446-6260

District: Wellesley

SchoolDigger Rank:
19th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,925 Help


Students who attend Katharine Lee Bates usually attend:

Middle:    Wellesley Middle
High:    Wellesley Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  271

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.6%
Two or more races:
10.3%
Asian:
9.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2.9% Help


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Compare Details Katharine Lee Bates ranks better than 98% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 4th 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 95.45. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (71.6%), two or more races (10.3%), Asian (9.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Katharine Lee Bates is 15.8, which is the highest among 8 elementary schools in the Wellesley School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Katharine Lee Bates is $20,925. 6 elementary schools in the Wellesley School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Katharine Lee Bates:

SchoolDigger ranks Katharine Lee Bates 19th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Katharine Lee Bates 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 Katharine Lee Bates

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Rank History for all students at Katharine Lee Bates

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 86.39 90th 884 89.8%
2004 88.69 64th 882 92.7%
2005 90.56 38th 887 95.7%
2006 84.55 123rd 911 86.5%
2007 87.29 75th 911 91.8%
2008 80.70 158th 908 82.6%
2009 82.34 136th 909 85.0%
2010 87.10 84th 920 90.9%
2011 85.03 108th 924 88.3%
2012 86.93 83rd 930 91.1%
2013 84.22 117th 928 87.4%
2014 87.73 65th 926 93.0%
2015 79.95 164th 914 82.1%
2016 86.14 97th 932 89.6%
2017 83.28 134th 938 85.7%
2018 88.07 74th 934 92.1%
2019 90.13 57th 942 93.9%
2021 92.78 44th 936 95.3%
2022 92.20 52nd 932 94.4%
2023 95.45 19th 928 98.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Katharine Lee Bates

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.45 155th 886 82.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Katharine Lee Bates

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.43 127th 893 85.8%
2019 84.72 106th 902 88.2%
2021 91.77 43rd 898 95.2%
2022 89.23 80th 901 91.1%
2023 95.00 15th 887 98.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Katharine Lee Bates

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.07 40th 898 95.5%
2019 92.83 20th 907 97.8%
2021 89.69 67th 904 92.6%
2022 91.78 48th 908 94.7%
2023 93.63 31st 896 96.5%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Katharine Lee Bates

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 92.59 40th 925 95.7%
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Rank History for White students at Katharine Lee Bates

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.12 115th 772 85.1%
2019 86.05 58th 780 92.6%
2021 84.04 84th 765 89.0%
2022 83.11 93rd 764 87.8%
2023 89.83 38th 762 95.0%
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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 Katharine Lee Bates

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 239 15 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 256
1989 238 17 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 267
1990 250 13 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 270
1991 260 10 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 278
1992 262 10 12 0 0 n/a n/a 0 284
1993 279 5 10 0 0 n/a n/a 0 294
1994 278 6 10 0 0 n/a n/a 0 294
1995 281 9 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 300
1996 281 9 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 300
1997 302 11 10 0 0 n/a n/a 0 323
1998 310 16 17 2 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1999 337 19 17 7 0 n/a n/a 0 380
2000 322 19 28 13 3 n/a n/a 0 385
2001 364 20 24 7 2 n/a n/a 0 417
2002 302 16 13 7 2 n/a n/a 0 340
2003 302 16 13 7 2 n/a n/a 0 340
2004 315 17 9 5 2 n/a n/a 0 348
2005 314 17 7 4 1 n/a n/a 0 343
2006 336 15 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 355
2007 320 15 10 3 0 n/a n/a 6 354
2008 339 16 11 5 0 n/a n/a 8 379
2009 348 17 9 10 0 0 9 0 393
2010 348 17 8 9 0 0 9 0 391
2011 355 10 9 10 0 0 20 0 404
2012 347 10 12 13 0 0 14 0 396
2013 325 11 18 14 0 0 19 0 387
2014 334 9 19 19 0 0 14 0 395
2015 323 10 21 13 0 0 17 0 384
2016 321 11 23 14 0 0 22 0 391
2017 306 14 24 12 0 0 23 0 379
2018 292 15 30 10 0 0 25 0 372
2019 277 14 33 8 0 0 25 0 357
2020 258 13 33 8 0 0 23 0 335
2021 210 10 30 6 0 0 28 0 284
2022 208 6 26 11 0 0 32 0 283
2023 194 8 25 16 0 0 28 0 271

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

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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 Katharine Lee Bates

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 256 n/a n/a n/a
1989 267 n/a n/a n/a
1990 270 n/a n/a n/a
1991 278 n/a n/a n/a
1992 284 n/a n/a n/a
1993 294 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 294 n/a n/a n/a
1995 300 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 300 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 323 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 345 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 380 n/a 0.0 2.6
2000 385 n/a 0.0 2.1
2001 417 n/a 0.0 2.2
2002 340 n/a n/a 3.2
2003 340 n/a n/a 3.2
2004 348 25.5 13.6 3.2
2005 343 25.8 13.3 2
2006 355 24.3 14.6 2.5
2007 354 26.0 13.6 1.4
2008 379 22.7 16.7 2.4
2009 393 23.9 16.4 1.8
2010 391 23.9 16.3 1.8
2011 404 23.8 16.9 1.2
2012 396 24.1 16.3 2.5
2013 387 24.1 16.0 3.4
2014 395 23.4 16.8 2.8
2015 384 24.0 16.0 2.9
2016 391 24.0 16.2 n/a
2017 379 25.0 15.1 n/a
2018 372 21.0 17.7 n/a
2019 357 23.3 15.3 n/a
2020 335 23.5 14.2 n/a
2021 284 20.0 14.1 n/a
2022 283 20.2 13.9 n/a
2023 271 17.1 15.8 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 Katharine Lee Bates

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 256 n/a n/a n/a
1989 267 n/a n/a n/a
1990 270 n/a n/a n/a
1991 278 n/a n/a n/a
1992 284 n/a n/a n/a
1993 294 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 294 n/a n/a n/a
1995 300 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 300 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 323 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 345 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 380 n/a 0.0 2.6
2000 385 n/a 0.0 2.1
2001 417 n/a 0.0 2.2
2002 340 n/a n/a 3.2
2003 340 n/a n/a 3.2
2004 348 25.5 13.6 3.2
2005 343 25.8 13.3 2
2006 355 24.3 14.6 2.5
2007 354 26.0 13.6 1.4
2008 379 22.7 16.7 2.4
2009 393 23.9 16.4 1.8
2010 391 23.9 16.3 1.8
2011 404 23.8 16.9 1.2
2012 396 24.1 16.3 2.5
2013 387 24.1 16.0 3.4
2014 395 23.4 16.8 2.8
2015 384 24.0 16.0 2.9
2016 391 24.0 16.2 n/a
2017 379 25.0 15.1 n/a
2018 372 21.0 17.7 n/a
2019 357 23.3 15.3 n/a
2020 335 23.5 14.2 n/a
2021 284 20.0 14.1 n/a
2022 283 20.2 13.9 n/a
2023 271 17.1 15.8 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 Katharine Lee Bates

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $184 (1.0%) $17,844 (99.0%) $18,028
2020 $25 (0.1%) $18,265 (99.9%) $18,290
2021 $502 (2.4%) $20,423 (97.6%) $20,924

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Katharine Lee Bates

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 57th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 19th of 928 Elementary schools
 4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Katharine Lee Bates)7682.9
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wellesley)8575.1
 9.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Katharine Lee Bates)6690.2
 24.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wellesley)7880.6
 2.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Katharine Lee Bates)8266.7
 15.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wellesley)8274
 8.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Katharine Lee Bates)7680.4
 4.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wellesley)7880.7
 2.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Katharine Lee Bates)9081.4
 8.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wellesley)8076.1
 3.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Katharine Lee Bates)7476.2
 2.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wellesley)7578.2
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Katharine Lee Bates)7771.4
 5.6%
   5th Grade Science (Wellesley)6772.5
 5.5%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Katharine Lee Bates)8376.3
 6.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Wellesley)8075.5
 4.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Katharine Lee Bates)7282.1
 10.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Wellesley)7477.1
 3.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Katharine Lee Bates)7771.4
 5.6%
   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 Students357271
 24.1%
African American148
 42.9%
American Indian00
Asian3325
 24.2%
Hispanic816
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White277194
 30%
Two or More Races2528
 12%


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Students who attend Katharine Lee Bates usually go on to attend:

Middle : Wellesley Middle
High : Wellesley Senior High

Yes! Katharine Lee Bates is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 19th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools.

Students at Katharine Lee Bates are 72% White, 10% Two or more races, 9% Asian, 6% Hispanic, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 271 students attended Katharine Lee Bates.


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