Downey

Public PK, KG-5

 250 Downey Street
       Westwood, MA  02090


(781) 326-7500

District: Westwood

SchoolDigger Rank:
29th of 936 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,079 Help

Students who attend Downey usually attend:

Middle:    E W Thurston Middle
High:    Westwood High

Student/teacher ratio:  12.6
Number of students:  295

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.5%
Asian:
19.7%
Two or more races:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.8%

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Downey ranks better than 96.9% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Westwood School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.89. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Downey has the largest elementary school student body size in the Westwood School District. Racial makeup is: White (69.5%), Asian (19.7%), two or more races (5.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Downey is 12.6. 4 elementary schools in the Westwood School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Downey is $21,079, which is the 2nd highest among 5 elementary schools in the Westwood School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Downey:

SchoolDigger ranks Downey 29th of 936 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Downey in the ranking list.)

Westwood:

SchoolDigger ranks Westwood 9th of 325 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Downey

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 84.62 116th 884 86.9%
2004 87.16 83rd 882 90.6%
2005 87.56 76th 887 91.4%
2006 86.32 99th 911 89.1%
2007 83.86 119th 911 86.9%
2008 82.42 136th 908 85.0%
2009 81.20 152nd 909 83.3%
2010 86.52 90th 920 90.2%
2011 88.63 61st 924 93.4%
2012 90.12 43rd 930 95.4%
2013 84.02 120th 928 87.1%
2014 83.28 123rd 926 86.7%
2015 83.87 114th 914 87.5%
2016 89.89 54th 932 94.2%
2017 90.52 46th 938 95.1%
2018 91.48 42nd 934 95.5%
2019 90.89 50th 942 94.7%
2021 93.89 29th 936 96.9%

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

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Downey

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 175 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 176
1989 212 7 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 221
1990 224 13 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 241
1991 180 16 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 204
1992 196 0 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 205
1993 212 0 11 0 0 n/a n/a 0 223
1994 211 0 10 0 0 n/a n/a 0 221
1995 205 1 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 213
1996 205 1 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 213
1997 206 0 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 213
1998 205 0 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 216
1999 198 2 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 204
2000 202 1 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 213
2001 198 0 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 208
2002 277 3 24 11 1 n/a n/a 0 316
2003 277 3 24 11 1 n/a n/a 0 316
2004 261 3 19 7 1 n/a n/a 0 291
2005 273 3 14 6 3 n/a n/a 0 299
2006 309 9 16 4 0 n/a n/a 2 340
2007 272 7 18 6 0 n/a n/a 2 305
2008 264 8 20 4 0 n/a n/a 2 298
2009 259 6 19 4 0 0 2 0 290
2010 259 6 27 3 0 0 3 0 298
2011 232 4 32 2 0 0 9 0 279
2012 223 2 32 5 0 0 13 0 275
2013 214 2 33 4 0 0 12 0 265
2014 207 0 35 6 0 0 13 0 261
2015 193 0 35 8 0 0 14 0 250
2016 186 1 30 10 0 0 14 0 241
2017 191 1 32 9 0 0 11 0 244
2018 186 1 43 8 1 0 11 0 250
2019 201 2 50 12 0 0 16 0 281
2020 203 1 50 13 0 1 18 0 286
2021 205 1 58 14 0 1 16 0 295

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 Downey

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 176 n/a n/a n/a
1989 221 n/a n/a n/a
1990 241 n/a n/a n/a
1991 204 n/a n/a n/a
1992 205 n/a n/a n/a
1993 223 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 221 n/a n/a n/a
1995 213 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 213 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 213 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 216 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 204 n/a 0.0 2.5
2000 213 n/a 0.0 4.2
2001 208 n/a 0.0 3.8
2002 316 n/a n/a 0.3
2003 316 n/a n/a 0.3
2004 291 24.0 12.1 0
2005 299 25.7 11.6 1.7
2006 340 27.9 12.2 3
2007 305 24.0 12.7 3
2008 298 20.7 14.4 0
2009 290 21.6 13.4 3.8
2010 298 22.3 13.3 3.7
2011 279 23.1 12.0 4.7
2012 275 22.1 12.4 5.8
2013 265 21.4 12.3 4.9
2014 261 20.8 12.5 7.3
2015 250 21.0 11.9 4.8
2016 241 20.0 12.0 n/a
2017 244 19.9 12.2 n/a
2018 250 18.5 13.4 n/a
2019 281 22.8 12.2 n/a
2020 286 22.5 12.7 n/a
2021 295 23.2 12.6 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Downey

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 176 n/a n/a n/a
1989 221 n/a n/a n/a
1990 241 n/a n/a n/a
1991 204 n/a n/a n/a
1992 205 n/a n/a n/a
1993 223 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 221 n/a n/a n/a
1995 213 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 213 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 213 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 216 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 204 n/a 0.0 2.5
2000 213 n/a 0.0 4.2
2001 208 n/a 0.0 3.8
2002 316 n/a n/a 0.3
2003 316 n/a n/a 0.3
2004 291 24.0 12.1 0
2005 299 25.7 11.6 1.7
2006 340 27.9 12.2 3
2007 305 24.0 12.7 3
2008 298 20.7 14.4 0
2009 290 21.6 13.4 3.8
2010 298 22.3 13.3 3.7
2011 279 23.1 12.0 4.7
2012 275 22.1 12.4 5.8
2013 265 21.4 12.3 4.9
2014 261 20.8 12.5 7.3
2015 250 21.0 11.9 4.8
2016 241 20.0 12.0 n/a
2017 244 19.9 12.2 n/a
2018 250 18.5 13.4 n/a
2019 281 22.8 12.2 n/a
2020 286 22.5 12.7 n/a
2021 295 23.2 12.6 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 Downey

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $76 (0.4%) $20,590 (99.6%) $20,666
2020 $134 (0.6%) $20,945 (99.4%) $21,079

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Downey

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 50th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 29th of 936 Elementary schools
 2.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Downey)7281.6
 9.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Westwood)8681.1
 4.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5650.8
 5.3%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Downey)6755.1
 11.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Westwood)7967.7
 11.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Downey)8386.4
 3.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Westwood)8181
 0%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5249
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Downey)8865.9
 22.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Westwood)8468.8
 15.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.3
 15.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Downey)8679.6
 6.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Westwood)8782.4
 4.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5246.5
 5.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Downey)7770.5
 6.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Westwood)7766.5
 10.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
5th Grade Science (Downey)8474.4
 9.6%
   5th Grade Science (Westwood)8376.5
 6.5%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4842.2
 5.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Downey)8082.5
 2.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Westwood)7775.3
 1.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5246
 6%
All Grades Mathematics (Downey)7763.5
 13.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Westwood)7561.6
 13.4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
All Grades Science (Downey)8474.4
 9.6%
   All Grades Science (Westwood)7569.7
 5.3%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.8
 5.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students281295
 5%
African American21
 50%
American Indian00
Asian5058
 16%
Hispanic1214
 16.7%
Pacific Islander01
Two or More Races1616




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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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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