Academy Avenue

Summary:

Academy Avenue is an elementary school located in Weymouth, MA that serves 344 students from kindergarten to 5th grade, and is part of the Weymouth school district, which is ranked 202 out of 356 districts in Massachusetts.

Academy Avenue consistently outperforms the Weymouth district and the state of Massachusetts in MCAS test scores across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, 56.79% of students at Academy Avenue were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 40.06% in Weymouth and 42.29% statewide. The school also performs exceptionally well for specific student subgroups, ranking in the top 20% of Massachusetts elementary schools for special education students, low socioeconomic status students, and white students. Over the past 10 years, Academy Avenue has consistently been ranked among the top 30% of Massachusetts elementary schools, with a high of 22nd out of 928 schools in 2012-2013.

While Academy Avenue has a majority white student population (around 70%), it has a relatively diverse student body compared to some of the nearby schools, such as William Seach, Wessagusset, and Thomas V Nash, which it outperforms on MCAS tests across all grade levels and subjects. The school's small student-teacher ratio (around 14:1) and consistent high rankings over the years suggest that Academy Avenue may have effective teaching practices, strong leadership, and a supportive school community that contribute to its success.


Detail:

Public K-5

 94 Academy Avenue
       Weymouth, MA  02189


(781) 335-4717

District: Weymouth

SchoolDigger Rank:
247th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,681 Help


Students who attend Academy Avenue usually attend:

High:    Weymouth High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8 Help
Number of students:  344

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.9%
Hispanic:
11.6%
African American:
7.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Academy Avenue ranks better than 73.4% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 2nd among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Weymouth School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.78. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.9%), Hispanic (11.6%), African American (7.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Academy Avenue is 14.8, which is the highest among 8 elementary schools in the Weymouth School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Academy Avenue is $14,681, which is the lowest among 8 elementary schools in the Weymouth School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Academy Avenue:

SchoolDigger ranks Academy Avenue 247th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Academy Avenue in the ranking list.)

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Weymouth:

SchoolDigger ranks Weymouth 202nd of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Academy Avenue

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Rank History for all students at Academy Avenue

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 95.50 5th 884 99.4%
2004 91.00 32nd 882 96.4%
2005 88.91 56th 887 93.7%
2006 87.29 89th 911 90.2%
2007 92.68 16th 911 98.2%
2008 91.96 27th 908 97.0%
2009 74.19 233rd 909 74.4%
2010 85.11 107th 920 88.4%
2011 82.25 148th 924 84.0%
2012 82.15 147th 930 84.2%
2013 91.72 22nd 928 97.6%
2014 86.95 74th 926 92.0%
2015 59.68 389th 914 57.4%
2016 78.45 189th 932 79.7%
2017 67.66 297th 938 68.3%
2018 59.96 395th 934 57.7%
2019 55.99 431st 942 54.2%
2021 51.53 471st 936 49.7%
2022 70.33 277th 932 70.3%
2023 73.78 247th 928 73.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Academy Avenue

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.33 222nd 886 74.9%
2019 59.82 296th 896 67.0%
2021 51.48 395th 894 55.8%
2022 79.50 119th 905 86.9%
2023 74.01 128th 703 81.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Academy Avenue

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.63 155th 685 77.4%
2019 67.73 168th 700 76.0%
2021 56.74 268th 705 62.0%
2022 86.91 39th 772 94.9%
2023 75.70 106th 757 86.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Academy Avenue

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.66 399th 893 55.3%
2019 51.06 473rd 902 47.6%
2021 43.17 534th 898 40.5%
2022 60.93 352nd 901 60.9%
2023 67.60 291st 887 67.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Academy Avenue

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.43 178th 656 72.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Academy Avenue

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.99 371st 898 58.7%
2019 61.00 356th 907 60.7%
2021 59.96 365th 904 59.6%
2022 74.84 209th 908 77.0%
2023 76.82 195th 896 78.2%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Academy Avenue

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 51.65 462nd 925 50.1%
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Rank History for White students at Academy Avenue

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.55 424th 772 45.1%
2019 38.63 525th 780 32.7%
2021 39.34 497th 765 35.0%
2022 65.17 243rd 764 68.2%
2023 72.69 175th 762 77.0%
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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

Review counts

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by a parent
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Open Quote Teachers are great; leadership is lacking. Principal is more interested in appearance and ranking than in student success. Close Quote


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Enrollment information for Academy Avenue

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 311 1 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 317
1989 317 5 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 328
1990 303 1 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 310
1991 355 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1992 343 3 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 354
1993 332 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 336
1994 329 2 3 0 1 n/a n/a 0 335
1995 276 6 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 285
1996 276 6 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 285
1997 282 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 287
1998 295 4 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1999 308 4 7 1 1 n/a n/a 0 321
2000 303 5 7 4 1 n/a n/a 0 320
2001 294 2 6 10 1 n/a n/a 0 313
2002 272 3 10 8 1 n/a n/a 0 294
2003 272 3 10 8 1 n/a n/a 0 294
2004 283 5 8 9 2 n/a n/a 0 307
2005 255 4 10 16 3 n/a n/a 0 288
2006 264 2 4 14 0 n/a n/a 5 289
2007 272 1 4 15 0 n/a n/a 8 300
2008 272 2 3 11 2 n/a n/a 7 297
2009 246 4 10 10 2 0 5 0 277
2010 261 2 11 11 2 0 5 0 292
2011 255 5 12 10 2 0 5 0 289
2012 252 6 13 8 2 0 3 0 284
2013 241 7 14 11 0 1 5 0 279
2014 271 8 21 32 0 1 4 0 337
2015 260 15 24 42 0 1 5 0 347
2016 245 10 24 37 0 0 10 0 326
2017 239 12 28 30 0 0 8 0 317
2018 230 11 22 31 0 0 13 0 307
2019 210 13 26 30 0 0 14 0 293
2020 208 11 28 37 0 2 24 0 310
2021 238 17 31 31 0 2 22 0 341
2022 229 14 19 30 0 2 26 0 320
2023 237 25 16 40 0 2 24 0 344

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 Academy Avenue

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 317 n/a n/a n/a
1989 328 n/a n/a n/a
1990 310 n/a n/a n/a
1991 356 n/a n/a n/a
1992 354 n/a n/a n/a
1993 336 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 335 n/a n/a n/a
1995 285 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 285 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 287 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 304 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 321 n/a 0.0 11.5
2000 320 n/a 0.0 11.6
2001 313 n/a 0.0 10.9
2002 294 n/a n/a 10.9
2003 294 n/a n/a 10.9
2004 307 19.3 15.9 12.1
2005 288 18.8 15.3 11.5
2006 289 17.2 16.8 9.5
2007 300 19.0 15.8 11
2008 297 17.9 16.6 10.7
2009 277 15.3 18.1 10.5
2010 292 17.9 16.3 14.7
2011 289 16.9 17.0 12.8
2012 284 16.9 16.7 11.3
2013 279 15.9 17.5 15.1
2014 337 19.9 16.8 22.8
2015 347 19.0 18.2 25.6
2016 326 20.0 16.3 n/a
2017 317 18.6 16.9 n/a
2018 307 19.6 15.6 n/a
2019 293 20.1 14.5 n/a
2020 310 21.6 14.3 n/a
2021 341 18.0 18.9 n/a
2022 320 25.1 12.7 n/a
2023 344 23.1 14.8 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 Academy Avenue

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 317 n/a n/a n/a
1989 328 n/a n/a n/a
1990 310 n/a n/a n/a
1991 356 n/a n/a n/a
1992 354 n/a n/a n/a
1993 336 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 335 n/a n/a n/a
1995 285 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 285 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 287 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 304 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 321 n/a 0.0 11.5
2000 320 n/a 0.0 11.6
2001 313 n/a 0.0 10.9
2002 294 n/a n/a 10.9
2003 294 n/a n/a 10.9
2004 307 19.3 15.9 12.1
2005 288 18.8 15.3 11.5
2006 289 17.2 16.8 9.5
2007 300 19.0 15.8 11
2008 297 17.9 16.6 10.7
2009 277 15.3 18.1 10.5
2010 292 17.9 16.3 14.7
2011 289 16.9 17.0 12.8
2012 284 16.9 16.7 11.3
2013 279 15.9 17.5 15.1
2014 337 19.9 16.8 22.8
2015 347 19.0 18.2 25.6
2016 326 20.0 16.3 n/a
2017 317 18.6 16.9 n/a
2018 307 19.6 15.6 n/a
2019 293 20.1 14.5 n/a
2020 310 21.6 14.3 n/a
2021 341 18.0 18.9 n/a
2022 320 25.1 12.7 n/a
2023 344 23.1 14.8 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 Academy Avenue

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $155 (1.2%) $12,953 (98.8%) $13,108
2020 $440 (3.1%) $13,658 (96.9%) $14,098
2021 $512 (3.5%) $14,169 (96.5%) $14,681

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Academy Avenue

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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 431st of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 247th of 928 Elementary schools
 19.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Academy Avenue)6952.6
 16.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Weymouth)5847.6
 10.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Academy Avenue)4559.7
 14.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Weymouth)4948.8
 0.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Academy Avenue)5660
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Weymouth)5842.9
 15.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Academy Avenue)5068.9
 18.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Weymouth)4754.2
 7.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Academy Avenue)6356.8
 6.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Weymouth)4940.1
 8.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Academy Avenue)4857.4
 9.4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Weymouth)4337.6
 5.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students293344
 17.4%
African American1325
 92.3%
American Indian00
Asian2616
 38.5%
Hispanic3040
 33.3%
Pacific Islander02
White210237
 12.9%
Two or More Races1424
 71.4%


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Students who attend Academy Avenue usually go on to attend:

High : Weymouth High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 344 students attended Academy Avenue.

Students at Academy Avenue are 69% White, 12% Hispanic, 7% African American, 7% Two or more races, 5% Asian.

Academy Avenue ranks 247th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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