Westford Academy

Public 9-12

 30 Patten Road
       Westford, MA  01886


(978) 692-5570

District: Westford

SchoolDigger Rank:
9th of 285 Massachusetts High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,294 Help

Feeder schools for Westford Academy:

Elementary:    Abbot Elementary
    Col John Robinson
    Day Elementary
    John A. Crisafulli Elementary School
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Middle:    Blanchard Middle
    Stony Brook School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.0
Number of students:  1,645

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.2%
Asian:
27.4%
Two or more races:
3.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.9%

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Westford Academy ranks better than 96.8% of high schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.17. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66.2%), Asian (27.4%), two or more races (3.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westford Academy is 14. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Westford Academy is $13,294.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Westford Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Westford Academy 9th of 285 Massachusetts public high schools. (See Westford Academy in the ranking list.)

Westford:

SchoolDigger ranks Westford 10th of 325 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Westford Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 91.49 17th 304 94.4%
2004 90.29 17th 307 94.5%
2005 87.24 28th 311 91.0%
2006 89.47 13th 314 95.9%
2007 71.32 86th 316 72.8%
2008 81.23 53rd 319 83.4%
2009 86.08 25th 322 92.2%
2010 88.66 8th 335 97.6%
2011 85.67 16th 340 95.3%
2012 84.20 14th 340 95.9%
2013 81.95 17th 344 95.1%
2014 81.84 20th 347 94.2%
2015 82.93 16th 354 95.5%
2016 83.21 12th 351 96.6%
2017 83.47 14th 348 96.0%
2018 84.57 7th 345 98.0%
2019 88.17 19th 351 94.6%
2021 91.17 9th 285 96.8%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education

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by a student
Friday, August 2, 2019

Open Quote Every rating has WA as having the best school systems. I was a student that attended and graduated from Boston University. Tons of honors courses to choose from with all the teachers with Masters degrees. I along with all my friends enjoyed the school tremendously and if in a financial position to reside here I will. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, July 5, 2019

Open Quote Awesome school. Like any place, it is as good as it's teachers and there are a handful of teachers that would be good if your child avoided. Other than that, it is close to perfection. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Westford Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 859 0 12 1 0 n/a n/a 0 872
1989 834 2 19 7 0 n/a n/a -1 861
1990 839 1 11 7 2 n/a n/a 0 860
1991 828 0 13 5 0 n/a n/a 0 846
1992 818 1 11 2 2 n/a n/a 0 834
1993 799 2 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 816
1994 810 5 18 1 0 n/a n/a 0 834
1995 867 6 27 2 0 n/a n/a 0 902
1996 867 6 27 2 0 n/a n/a 0 902
1997 902 5 31 7 1 n/a n/a 0 946
1998 896 3 37 4 1 n/a n/a 0 941
1999 943 3 34 2 3 n/a n/a 0 985
2000 1030 4 44 7 6 n/a n/a 0 1091
2001 1098 5 46 14 5 n/a n/a 0 1168
2002 1224 4 70 13 2 n/a n/a 0 1313
2003 1224 4 70 13 2 n/a n/a 0 1313
2004 1251 7 79 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1353
2005 1283 8 96 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1400
2006 1330 9 122 12 2 n/a n/a 4 1479
2007 1367 11 136 6 3 n/a n/a 4 1527
2008 1398 4 164 5 2 n/a n/a 7 1580
2009 1382 3 167 8 3 0 32 0 1595
2010 1383 4 186 10 0 0 34 0 1617
2011 1372 2 196 15 0 0 50 0 1635
2012 1380 2 214 19 1 0 63 0 1679
2013 1348 3 242 22 0 0 68 0 1683
2014 1280 7 264 25 0 0 72 0 1648
2015 1235 9 299 23 0 0 68 0 1634
2016 1258 14 324 19 0 0 67 0 1682
2017 1245 12 344 19 0 0 60 0 1680
2018 1247 13 366 26 0 0 63 0 1715
2019 1221 15 392 29 1 1 65 0 1724
2020 1165 17 422 26 1 1 59 0 1691
2021 1089 19 450 30 1 1 55 0 1645

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 Westford Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 872 n/a n/a n/a
1989 861 n/a n/a n/a
1990 860 n/a n/a n/a
1991 846 n/a n/a n/a
1992 834 n/a n/a n/a
1993 816 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 834 n/a n/a n/a
1995 902 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 902 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 946 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 941 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 985 n/a 0.0 1.3
2000 1091 n/a 0.0 2.2
2001 1168 n/a 0.0 0.5
2002 1313 n/a n/a 2.1
2003 1313 n/a n/a 2.1
2004 1353 103.0 13.1 2.8
2005 1400 98.7 14.2 2.8
2006 1479 96.9 15.3 3.7
2007 1527 106.0 14.4 3.6
2008 1580 108.1 14.6 3.1
2009 1595 108.8 14.7 2.5
2010 1617 110.5 14.6 2.2
2011 1635 109.4 14.9 2.5
2012 1679 109.6 15.3 3
2013 1683 109.0 15.4 3.3
2014 1648 118.4 13.9 3.5
2015 1634 115.0 14.2 4.9
2016 1682 113.0 14.8 n/a
2017 1680 118.9 14.1 n/a
2018 1715 119.1 14.3 n/a
2019 1724 118.4 14.5 n/a
2020 1691 119.4 14.1 n/a
2021 1645 116.8 14.0 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Westford Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 872 n/a n/a n/a
1989 861 n/a n/a n/a
1990 860 n/a n/a n/a
1991 846 n/a n/a n/a
1992 834 n/a n/a n/a
1993 816 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 834 n/a n/a n/a
1995 902 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 902 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 946 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 941 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 985 n/a 0.0 1.3
2000 1091 n/a 0.0 2.2
2001 1168 n/a 0.0 0.5
2002 1313 n/a n/a 2.1
2003 1313 n/a n/a 2.1
2004 1353 103.0 13.1 2.8
2005 1400 98.7 14.2 2.8
2006 1479 96.9 15.3 3.7
2007 1527 106.0 14.4 3.6
2008 1580 108.1 14.6 3.1
2009 1595 108.8 14.7 2.5
2010 1617 110.5 14.6 2.2
2011 1635 109.4 14.9 2.5
2012 1679 109.6 15.3 3
2013 1683 109.0 15.4 3.3
2014 1648 118.4 13.9 3.5
2015 1634 115.0 14.2 4.9
2016 1682 113.0 14.8 n/a
2017 1680 118.9 14.1 n/a
2018 1715 119.1 14.3 n/a
2019 1724 118.4 14.5 n/a
2020 1691 119.4 14.1 n/a
2021 1645 116.8 14.0 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 Westford Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $192 (1.5%) $12,733 (98.5%) $12,924
2020 $123 (0.9%) $13,171 (99.1%) $13,294

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Westford Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 19th of 351 High schoolsRanks 9th of 285 High schools
 2.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Westford Academy)8490.7
 6.7%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Westford)8389.2
 6.2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)6163.8
 2.8%
10th Grade Mathematics (Westford Academy)8683.7
 2.3%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Westford)8582.6
 2.4%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5852
 6%
End of Course Biology (Westford Academy)9795.2
 1.8%
   End of Course Biology (Westford)9694.7
 1.3%
   End of Course Biology (Massachusetts)7366.6
 6.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students17241645
 4.6%
African American1519
 26.7%
American Indian11
Asian392450
 14.8%
Hispanic2930
 3.4%
Pacific Islander11
Two or More Races6555
 15.4%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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