Amherst, MA
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Amherst Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Districts in Amherst


Amherst School District Details

Amherst School District
170 Chestnut Street
Amherst, MA 01002

1,200 Students enrolled in District

3 Schools in District

11 Students Per Classroom (State average is 13)

Amherst School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

(10 is best)

Better than of MA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools in this District

School Grades
Crocker Farm Elementary School
280 West Street
Amherst, MA, 01002
PK-06
Fort River Elementary School
70 So East Street
Amherst, MA, 01002
KG-06
Wildwood Elementary School
71 Strong Street
Amherst, MA, 01002
KG-06

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 52.9% 65.8%
Black 9.3% 9.0%
Hispanic 22.4% 18.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 15.1% 6.5%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.2%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 43.8% 39.6%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 40.5% 35.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.3% 3.9%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $12,610 $15,258,100 55.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,746 $2,112,660 7.7%
Staff $1,843 $2,230,030 8.1%
General Administration $371 $448,910 1.6%
School Administration $948 $1,147,080 4.2%
Operation $1,776 $2,148,960 7.8%
Transportation $544 $658,240 2.4%
Other $619 $748,990 2.7%
Total Support $7,847 $9,494,870 34.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,222 $2,688,620 9.8%
Total Expenditures $22,679 $27,441,590 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,238 $8,829,317,762 51.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,149 $1,098,638,023 6.4%
Staff $894 $854,825,435 5.0%
General Administration $198 $189,340,536 1.1%
School Administration $656 $626,728,689 3.7%
Operation $1,359 $1,298,651,332 7.6%
Transportation $699 $668,422,780 3.9%
Other $406 $388,136,507 2.3%
Total Support $5,362 $5,124,624,208 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,248 $3,104,553,880 18.2%
Total Expenditures $17,847 $17,058,595,089 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%

Amherst Pelham School District Details

Amherst Pelham School District
170 Chestnut Street
Amherst, MA 01002

1,441 Students enrolled in District

2 Schools in District

12 Students Per Classroom (State average is 13)

Amherst Pelham School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

(10 is best)

Better than of MA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools in this District

School Grades
Amherst Regional High School
21 Mattoon Street
Amherst, MA, 01002
09-12
Amherst Regional Middle School
170 Chestnut Street
Amherst, MA, 01002
07-08

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 66.9% 65.8%
Black 8.0% 9.0%
Hispanic 14.7% 18.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 10.2% 6.5%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 0.2%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 27.8% 39.6%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 24.4% 35.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.5% 3.9%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $12,343 $18,242,954 53.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,719 $2,540,682 7.5%
Staff $1,193 $1,763,254 5.2%
General Administration $263 $388,714 1.1%
School Administration $1,148 $1,696,744 5.0%
Operation $1,913 $2,827,414 8.3%
Transportation $1,000 $1,478,000 4.3%
Other $804 $1,188,312 3.5%
Total Support $8,040 $11,883,120 34.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,637 $3,897,486 11.5%
Total Expenditures $23,020 $34,023,560 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,238 $8,829,317,762 51.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,149 $1,098,638,023 6.4%
Staff $894 $854,825,435 5.0%
General Administration $198 $189,340,536 1.1%
School Administration $656 $626,728,689 3.7%
Operation $1,359 $1,298,651,332 7.6%
Transportation $699 $668,422,780 3.9%
Other $406 $388,136,507 2.3%
Total Support $5,362 $5,124,624,208 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,248 $3,104,553,880 18.2%
Total Expenditures $17,847 $17,058,595,089 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%