Waltham, MA
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Waltham 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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Waltham School District Details

Waltham School District
617 Lexington Street
Waltham, MA 02452

5,254 Students enrolled in District

9 Schools in District

11 Students Per Classroom (State average is 13)

Waltham 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
Douglas Macarthur Elementary School
494 Lincoln Street
Waltham, MA, 02451
KG-05
Henry Whittemore Elementary School
30 Parmenter Road
Waltham, MA, 02453
KG-05
James Fitzgerald Elementary School
140 Beal Road
Waltham, MA, 02453
KG-05
John F Kennedy Middle School
655 Lexington St
Waltham, MA, 02452
06-08
John W. Mcdevitt Middle School
75 Church Street
Waltham, MA, 02453
06-08
Northeast Elementary School
70 Putney Lane
Waltham, MA, 02452
PK-05
Thomas R Plympton Elementary School
20 Farnsworth Street
Waltham, MA, 02451
KG-05
Waltham Sr High School
617 Lexington Street
Waltham, MA, 02452
09-12
William F. Stanley Elementary School
250 South Street
Waltham, MA, 02453
PK-05

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 48.4% 65.8%
Black 9.7% 9.0%
Hispanic 36.1% 18.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 5.6% 6.5%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 0.2%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 46.6% 39.6%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 42.2% 35.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.4% 3.9%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $11,997 $61,844,535 54.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,713 $8,830,515 7.7%
Staff $1,323 $6,820,065 6.0%
General Administration $250 $1,288,750 1.1%
School Administration $815 $4,201,325 3.7%
Operation $2,000 $10,310,000 9.0%
Transportation $769 $3,964,195 3.5%
Other $645 $3,324,975 2.9%
Total Support $7,514 $38,734,670 34.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,609 $13,449,395 11.8%
Total Expenditures $22,120 $114,028,600 100.0%
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%