Wessagusset

Summary:

Wessagusset is an elementary school located in North Weymouth, MA, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. With a student population of 341, the school has seen a shift in its racial makeup, transitioning from a predominantly white student body to a more diverse representation of different racial groups.

Wessagusset has demonstrated strong academic performance, outperforming the Weymouth district and the state average in several MCAS Next Generation assessments. In 2022-2023, the school had 50% of students proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to 37.55% for Weymouth and 40.6% for Massachusetts. Similarly, Wessagusset had 41.45% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 40.06% for Weymouth and 42.29% for Massachusetts. The school's statewide ranking has also improved, moving from the bottom third of Massachusetts elementary schools in 2018-2019 to the middle third in 2022-2023, and its SchoolDigger rating has increased from 1 star to 3 stars during this period.

Wessagusset's performance is particularly noteworthy among specific student subgroups. In 2022-2023, the school ranked in the top 25% of Massachusetts elementary schools for low socioeconomic status students, with a 5-star rating. The school also performed well for special education students, ranking in the top 35% of the state. When compared to other elementary schools in the Weymouth district and surrounding areas, such as Frederick C. Murphy and Lawrence W. Pingree, Wessagusset stands out with its higher performance and ratings.


Detail:

Public K-5

 75 Pilgrim Road
       North Weymouth, MA  02191


(781) 335-2210

District: Weymouth

SchoolDigger Rank:
410th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,058 Help


Students who attend Wessagusset usually attend:

High:    Weymouth High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  341

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.2%
Asian:
9.4%
African American:
7.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wessagusset ranks better than 55.8% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 4th 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 56.91. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.2%), Asian (9.4%), African American (7.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wessagusset is 13.5. 5 elementary schools in the Weymouth School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wessagusset is $16,058. 4 elementary schools in the Weymouth School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wessagusset:

SchoolDigger ranks Wessagusset 410th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Wessagusset in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Weymouth:

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


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Rank History for Wessagusset

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Rank History for all students at Wessagusset

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 43.49 546th 884 38.2%
2004 63.65 350th 882 60.3%
2005 62.00 362nd 887 59.2%
2006 44.85 549th 911 39.7%
2007 56.81 434th 911 52.4%
2008 52.83 469th 908 48.3%
2009 50.17 499th 909 45.1%
2010 57.19 422nd 920 54.1%
2011 55.61 451st 924 51.2%
2012 65.15 358th 930 61.5%
2013 69.61 307th 928 66.9%
2014 64.90 350th 926 62.2%
2015 68.66 300th 914 67.2%
2016 52.52 482nd 932 48.3%
2017 47.60 519th 938 44.7%
2018 50.57 496th 934 46.9%
2019 30.82 686th 942 27.2%
2021 38.16 592nd 936 36.8%
2022 43.85 525th 932 43.7%
2023 56.91 410th 928 55.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Wessagusset

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.25 398th 886 55.1%
2019 16.58 839th 896 6.4%
2021 46.44 461st 894 48.4%
2022 48.13 450th 905 50.3%
2023 48.53 316th 703 55.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Wessagusset

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 34.06 504th 700 28.0%
2021 59.12 240th 705 66.0%
2022 60.14 258th 772 66.6%
2023 80.40 73rd 757 90.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Wessagusset

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.59 474th 893 46.9%
2019 27.47 702nd 902 22.2%
2021 35.40 606th 898 32.5%
2022 46.71 504th 901 44.1%
2023 58.13 389th 887 56.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Wessagusset

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 16.99 630th 665 5.3%
2021 46.57 292nd 632 53.8%
2022 32.48 443rd 672 34.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Wessagusset

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.95 450th 898 49.9%
2019 38.05 582nd 907 35.8%
2021 41.72 521st 904 42.4%
2022 41.05 535th 908 41.1%
2023 53.73 412th 896 54.0%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Wessagusset

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 37.91 589th 925 36.3%
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Rank History for White students at Wessagusset

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.41 544th 772 29.5%
2019 17.44 704th 780 9.7%
2021 24.69 638th 765 16.6%
2022 31.15 569th 764 25.5%
2023 45.96 428th 762 43.8%
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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 Wessagusset

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 351 4 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 358
1989 350 0 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 354
1990 328 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 331
1991 411 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1992 458 1 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1993 420 0 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 430
1994 419 0 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 427
1995 451 5 13 1 0 n/a n/a 0 470
1996 451 5 13 1 0 n/a n/a 0 470
1997 447 2 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 460
1998 446 1 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 456
1999 439 6 7 8 0 n/a n/a 0 460
2000 426 2 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 439
2001 425 4 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 436
2002 369 2 9 9 1 n/a n/a 0 390
2003 369 2 9 9 1 n/a n/a 0 390
2004 352 3 13 8 0 n/a n/a 0 376
2005 353 2 12 6 0 n/a n/a 0 373
2006 335 1 10 14 1 n/a n/a 12 373
2007 366 1 7 13 0 n/a n/a 17 404
2008 366 2 15 14 0 n/a n/a 15 412
2009 371 0 20 25 0 0 14 0 430
2010 344 1 17 26 0 1 16 0 405
2011 325 8 18 21 0 1 14 0 387
2012 313 9 23 17 0 1 12 0 375
2013 304 11 15 17 0 1 13 0 361
2014 301 10 17 17 0 0 8 0 353
2015 301 8 14 14 0 0 11 0 348
2016 281 7 16 14 0 0 12 0 330
2017 245 5 13 18 0 0 13 0 294
2018 224 5 16 20 1 0 13 0 279
2019 220 9 13 18 0 0 15 0 275
2020 205 7 12 18 0 0 11 0 253
2021 242 11 13 20 2 0 13 0 301
2022 248 16 24 25 2 0 21 0 336
2023 236 25 32 25 0 0 23 0 341

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 Wessagusset

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 358 n/a n/a n/a
1989 354 n/a n/a n/a
1990 331 n/a n/a n/a
1991 414 n/a n/a n/a
1992 467 n/a n/a n/a
1993 430 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 427 n/a n/a n/a
1995 470 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 470 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 460 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 456 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 460 n/a 0.0 15.7
2000 439 n/a 0.0 12.8
2001 436 n/a 0.0 10.8
2002 390 n/a n/a 12.6
2003 390 n/a n/a 12.6
2004 376 24.5 15.3 13
2005 373 21.8 17.1 13.1
2006 373 24.2 15.4 13.3
2007 404 25.0 16.2 12.1
2008 412 25.2 16.3 14.9
2009 430 24.6 17.5 12.3
2010 405 23.0 17.5 16.8
2011 387 22.5 17.1 17.6
2012 375 22.5 16.6 21.3
2013 361 22.5 16.0 20.2
2014 353 22.7 15.5 24.1
2015 348 19.0 18.3 28.2
2016 330 20.0 16.5 n/a
2017 294 17.1 17.1 n/a
2018 279 18.7 14.8 n/a
2019 275 18.1 15.1 n/a
2020 253 19.5 12.9 n/a
2021 301 21.0 14.3 n/a
2022 336 26.6 12.6 n/a
2023 341 25.1 13.5 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 Wessagusset

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 358 n/a n/a n/a
1989 354 n/a n/a n/a
1990 331 n/a n/a n/a
1991 414 n/a n/a n/a
1992 467 n/a n/a n/a
1993 430 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 427 n/a n/a n/a
1995 470 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 470 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 460 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 456 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 460 n/a 0.0 15.7
2000 439 n/a 0.0 12.8
2001 436 n/a 0.0 10.8
2002 390 n/a n/a 12.6
2003 390 n/a n/a 12.6
2004 376 24.5 15.3 13
2005 373 21.8 17.1 13.1
2006 373 24.2 15.4 13.3
2007 404 25.0 16.2 12.1
2008 412 25.2 16.3 14.9
2009 430 24.6 17.5 12.3
2010 405 23.0 17.5 16.8
2011 387 22.5 17.1 17.6
2012 375 22.5 16.6 21.3
2013 361 22.5 16.0 20.2
2014 353 22.7 15.5 24.1
2015 348 19.0 18.3 28.2
2016 330 20.0 16.5 n/a
2017 294 17.1 17.1 n/a
2018 279 18.7 14.8 n/a
2019 275 18.1 15.1 n/a
2020 253 19.5 12.9 n/a
2021 301 21.0 14.3 n/a
2022 336 26.6 12.6 n/a
2023 341 25.1 13.5 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 Wessagusset

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $483 (3.4%) $13,927 (96.6%) $14,411
2020 $656 (4.2%) $14,975 (95.8%) $15,631
2021 $984 (6.1%) $15,074 (93.9%) $16,058

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wessagusset

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 686th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 410th of 928 Elementary schools
 28.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wessagusset)4751.2
 4.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Weymouth)5847.6
 10.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Wessagusset)3551.2
 16.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Weymouth)4948.8
 0.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Wessagusset)3730
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Weymouth)5842.9
 15.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Wessagusset)4954.2
 5.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Weymouth)4754.2
 7.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Wessagusset)4241.5
 0.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Weymouth)4940.1
 8.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Wessagusset)4350
 7%
   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 Students275341
 24%
African American925
 177.8%
American Indian00
Asian1332
 146.2%
Hispanic1825
 38.9%
Pacific Islander00
White220236
 7.3%
Two or More Races1523
 53.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wessagusset

Wessagusset ranks 410th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Wessagusset usually go on to attend:

High : Weymouth High School

Students at Wessagusset are 69% White, 9% Asian, 7% African American, 7% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 341 students attended Wessagusset.


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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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