James Russell Lowell School

Serves grades PK - 5

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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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
175 Orchard Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone
(617) 926-7770
District
WATERTOWN
County
MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
432
Classroom Teachers
37

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Massachusetts

6

(10 is best)

Better than 56.1% of MA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

9

(10 is best)

James Russell Lowell School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 47 51
Proficiency in Reading 46 52
Proficiency in Math 48 50

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 52 50
Proficiency in Reading 55 53
Proficiency in Math 49 48

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 66 49
Proficiency in Reading 73 54
Proficiency in Math 58 45

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 11.74
AVG FOR DISTRICT 11.40
AVG FOR STATE 13.32
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 18 4.2%
Kindergarten 89 20.6%
Grade 1 71 16.4%
Grade 2 72 16.7%
Grade 3 64 14.8%
Grade 4 63 14.6%
Grade 5 55 12.7%
Total 432 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 76.0% 74.3% 63.6%
Black 2.2% 3.7% 9.2%
Hispanic 12.1% 13.4% 19.9%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 9.4% 8.1% 6.9%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 0.6% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED UNREPORTED 0.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 0.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 0.0%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 34,553 6,902,149
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 8,359.1 879
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.7% 5.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD 10.6% 18.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 42.4% 33.5%
45-64 YEARS OLD 24.7% 27.4%
65 OR OLDER 15.6% 15.8%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 15,160 2,601,914
Single Parent Households With Children 5.4% 9.4%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 94.4% 90.4%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 63.2% 42.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 24.0% 21.5%
$100,000 - $149,999 22.2% 17.8%
$75,000 - $99,999 15.1% 12.0%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.2% 14.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 8.6% 13.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 7.7% 11.0%
$15,000 or less 6.3% 9.9%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $13,548 $34,601,592 55.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,610 $4,111,940 6.6%
Staff $1,845 $4,712,130 7.5%
General Administration $197 $503,138 0.8%
School Administration $686 $1,752,044 2.8%
Operation $1,580 $4,035,320 6.5%
Transportation $602 $1,537,508 2.5%
Other $549 $1,402,146 2.2%
Total Support $7,069 $18,054,226 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,852 $9,838,008 15.7%
Total Expenditures $24,469 $62,493,826 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,603 $9,262,131,085 52.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,165 $1,123,883,704 6.4%
Staff $898 $866,051,010 4.9%
General Administration $180 $173,649,453 1.0%
School Administration $685 $660,644,618 3.7%
Operation $1,332 $1,284,503,680 7.3%
Transportation $752 $725,726,700 4.1%
Other $398 $383,422,541 2.2%
Total Support $5,410 $5,217,905,924 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,290 $3,172,830,083 18.0%
Total Expenditures $18,302 $17,652,805,525 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%