Abbot Elementary

Summary:

Abbot Elementary is a high-performing public elementary school in Westford, Massachusetts, serving grades 3-5 with a total enrollment of 360 students. The school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with exceptional academic performance and a diverse student population.

Abbot Elementary's MCAS test scores significantly exceed the state averages across all grade levels and subject areas, with proficiency rates of 65.08% in English Language Arts, 70.67% in Math, and 72.58% in Science, compared to the state averages of 42.29%, 40.6%, and 41.22%, respectively. The school's diverse student body includes a significant Asian population (around 23%) and a relatively small percentage of non-White students (around 25%). Abbot Elementary's rankings for various student subgroups, including female, male, Asian, White, special education, and low socioeconomic status students, often place it among the top 10-20% of Massachusetts elementary schools.

Compared to nearby schools, Abbot Elementary's academic performance is generally higher than other elementary schools in the Westford district, such as John A. Crisafulli Elementary and Day Elementary. However, the nearby schools in the Chelmsford and Littleton districts, such as Center Elementary, Charles D. Harrington, and Russell Street Elementary, have lower academic performance compared to Abbot Elementary.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 25 Depot Street
       Westford, MA  01886


(978) 692-5580

District: Westford

SchoolDigger Rank:
94th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,235 Help


Students who attend Abbot Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Stony Brook School
High:    Westford Academy

Student/teacher ratio:  11.4 Help
Number of students:  360

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.3%
Asian:
22.8%
Hispanic:
0.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Abbot Elementary ranks better than 89.9% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks first among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Westford School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.27. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75.3%), Asian (22.8%), Hispanic (0.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Abbot Elementary is 11.4, which is the 2nd best among 3 elementary schools in the Westford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Abbot Elementary is $15,235, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Westford School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Abbot Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Abbot Elementary 94th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Abbot Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Westford:

SchoolDigger ranks Westford 27th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Abbot Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Abbot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 89.04 49th 884 94.5%
2004 88.73 63rd 882 92.9%
2005 89.69 47th 887 94.7%
2006 87.07 91st 911 90.0%
2007 87.03 77th 911 91.5%
2008 91.07 38th 908 95.8%
2009 90.83 37th 909 95.9%
2010 85.13 106th 920 88.5%
2011 86.12 92nd 924 90.0%
2012 80.42 169th 930 81.8%
2013 84.15 119th 928 87.2%
2014 84.92 95th 926 89.7%
2015 91.92 23rd 914 97.5%
2016 92.67 18th 932 98.1%
2017 90.20 49th 938 94.8%
2018 85.18 114th 934 87.8%
2019 90.16 56th 942 94.1%
2021 93.20 40th 936 95.7%
2022 87.31 110th 932 88.2%
2023 88.27 94th 928 89.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Abbot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.72 152nd 886 82.8%
2019 85.42 59th 896 93.4%
2021 85.50 81st 894 90.9%
2022 60.82 287th 905 68.3%
2023 84.76 58th 703 91.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Abbot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.82 130th 685 81.0%
2021 98.39 4th 705 99.4%
2022 92.09 15th 772 98.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Abbot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.49 199th 893 77.7%
2019 86.91 82nd 902 90.9%
2021 94.54 15th 898 98.3%
2022 88.28 90th 901 90.0%
2023 86.94 109th 887 87.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Abbot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.48 47th 656 92.8%
2019 83.69 63rd 665 90.5%
2021 77.53 88th 632 86.1%
2022 65.02 175th 672 74.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Abbot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.37 82nd 898 90.9%
2019 89.97 48th 907 94.7%
2021 88.95 78th 904 91.4%
2022 82.49 138th 908 84.8%
2023 87.23 89th 896 90.1%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Abbot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 91.39 49th 925 94.7%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Abbot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 95.91 16th 399 96.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Abbot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.35 55th 154 64.3%
2019 75.89 28th 155 81.9%
2021 77.22 28th 141 80.1%
2022 69.76 51st 143 64.3%
2023 74.32 39th 145 73.1%
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Rank History for White students at Abbot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.09 174th 772 77.5%
2019 80.45 106th 780 86.4%
2021 83.72 91st 765 88.1%
2022 72.01 175th 764 77.1%
2023 73.92 165th 762 78.3%
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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 Abbot Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 348 0 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1994 397 1 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1995 410 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 412
1996 410 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 412
1997 425 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1998 432 2 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 444
1999 456 0 19 3 0 n/a n/a 0 478
2000 468 2 29 4 2 n/a n/a 0 505
2001 463 2 36 0 3 n/a n/a 0 504
2002 412 0 15 0 0 n/a n/a 0 427
2003 412 0 15 0 0 n/a n/a 0 427
2004 421 1 17 0 1 n/a n/a 0 440
2005 392 1 15 1 1 n/a n/a 0 410
2006 374 3 27 0 0 n/a n/a 4 408
2007 364 4 31 2 0 n/a n/a 2 403
2008 326 3 43 2 0 n/a n/a 11 385
2009 327 4 32 3 0 1 7 0 374
2010 328 4 28 3 0 1 7 0 371
2011 337 2 35 3 0 2 9 0 388
2012 365 2 43 5 1 2 12 0 430
2013 350 4 50 5 1 0 10 0 420
2014 351 4 66 4 1 0 12 0 438
2015 311 4 63 1 1 0 10 0 390
2016 318 1 58 0 0 0 11 0 388
2017 284 1 55 1 7 0 8 0 356
2018 280 1 70 5 0 0 11 0 367
2019 272 1 90 4 1 0 13 0 381
2020 263 1 88 4 0 0 14 0 370
2021 245 2 93 4 0 0 13 0 357
2022 250 1 76 5 0 0 9 0 341
2023 271 1 82 3 1 0 2 0 360

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 Abbot Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 356 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 407 n/a n/a n/a
1995 412 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 412 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 426 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 444 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 478 n/a 0.0 3.1
2000 505 n/a 0.0 3.4
2001 504 n/a 0.0 2
2002 427 n/a n/a 1.9
2003 427 n/a n/a 1.9
2004 440 28.5 15.4 2.3
2005 410 26.9 15.2 1.5
2006 408 28.1 14.5 3.2
2007 403 27.0 14.9 0.7
2008 385 25.8 14.9 2.4
2009 374 26.2 14.3 2.9
2010 371 25.8 14.3 5.1
2011 388 23.1 16.7 5.7
2012 430 27.5 15.5 4.2
2013 420 28.4 14.7 4.5
2014 438 28.4 15.3 5.7
2015 390 27.0 14.4 4.4
2016 388 27.0 14.3 n/a
2017 356 25.4 13.9 n/a
2018 367 21.8 16.8 n/a
2019 381 25.6 14.8 n/a
2020 370 27.4 13.5 n/a
2021 357 24.6 14.4 n/a
2022 341 29.8 11.4 n/a
2023 360 31.5 11.4 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 Abbot Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 356 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 407 n/a n/a n/a
1995 412 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 412 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 426 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 444 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 478 n/a 0.0 3.1
2000 505 n/a 0.0 3.4
2001 504 n/a 0.0 2
2002 427 n/a n/a 1.9
2003 427 n/a n/a 1.9
2004 440 28.5 15.4 2.3
2005 410 26.9 15.2 1.5
2006 408 28.1 14.5 3.2
2007 403 27.0 14.9 0.7
2008 385 25.8 14.9 2.4
2009 374 26.2 14.3 2.9
2010 371 25.8 14.3 5.1
2011 388 23.1 16.7 5.7
2012 430 27.5 15.5 4.2
2013 420 28.4 14.7 4.5
2014 438 28.4 15.3 5.7
2015 390 27.0 14.4 4.4
2016 388 27.0 14.3 n/a
2017 356 25.4 13.9 n/a
2018 367 21.8 16.8 n/a
2019 381 25.6 14.8 n/a
2020 370 27.4 13.5 n/a
2021 357 24.6 14.4 n/a
2022 341 29.8 11.4 n/a
2023 360 31.5 11.4 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 Abbot Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $147 (1.0%) $14,038 (99.0%) $14,184
2020 $345 (2.3%) $14,518 (97.7%) $14,863
2021 $484 (3.2%) $14,750 (96.8%) $15,235

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Abbot Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 56th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 94th of 928 Elementary schools
 4.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Abbot Elementary)7959.5
 19.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Westford)7860.1
 17.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Abbot Elementary)7853.5
 24.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Westford)7457.4
 16.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Abbot Elementary)6669.8
 3.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Westford)7361.6
 11.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Abbot Elementary)7779
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Westford)7972.5
 6.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Abbot Elementary)7965.9
 13.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Westford)7462.8
 11.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Abbot Elementary)8478.9
 5.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Westford)8174
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Abbot Elementary)7972.6
 6.4%
   5th Grade Science (Westford)8070.7
 9.3%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Abbot Elementary)7565.1
 9.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Westford)7464.9
 9.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Abbot Elementary)8070.7
 9.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Westford)7971.2
 7.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Abbot Elementary)7972.6
 6.4%
   All Grades Science (Westford)7866.2
 11.8%
   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 Students381360
 5.5%
African American11
American Indian11
Asian9082
 8.9%
Hispanic43
 25%
Pacific Islander00
White272271
 0.4%
Two or More Races132
 84.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Abbot Elementary

Abbot Elementary ranks 94th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Abbot Elementary are 75% White, 23% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 360 students attended Abbot Elementary.

Students who attend Abbot Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Stony Brook School
High : Westford Academy


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