Dawson



Dawson Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Dawson Students by Grade
PK 0
K 70
1 76
2 78
3 73
4 91
5 81
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Dawson is a public elementary school located in Holden, MA in the Wachusett School District. It enrolls 469 students in grades 1st through 12th. Dawson is the 376th largest public school in Massachusetts and the 24,519th largest nationally. It has 18.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 469
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 25.6
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 24,519th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Massachusetts: 376th out of 1,094
Student/Teacher Rank in Massachusetts: 1,043rd out of 1,094
Full Time Teacher Rank in Massachusetts: 644th out of 1,094

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Dawson Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 238
(51%)
2,626
(49%)
 Male 231
(49%)
2,719
(51%)

Dawson Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 397
(85%)
4,768
(89%)
 Asian 23
(5%)
169
(3%)
 Hispanic 21
(4%)
229
(4%)
 Two or More 20
(4%)
110
(2%)
 Black 8
(2%)
61
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
5
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
3
(0%)

Dawson Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 432
(92%)
4,881
(91%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 31
(7%)
350
(7%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 6
(1%)
114
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,088 ranked schools in Massachusetts, Dawson is ranked 858th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Dawson students on free and reduced lunch assistance (7.9%) is significantly lower than the state average of 38.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Dawson Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 500
2006 517
2007 528
2008 607
2009 608
2010 588
2011 466
2012 469

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.2
2006 15.7
2007 16.6
2008 18.4
2009 19.3
2010 18.1
2011 17.4
2012 18.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.03
2006 0.038684719535783
2007 0.037878787878788
2008 0.023064250411862
2009 0.014802631578947
2010 0.022108843537415
2011 0.051502145922747
2012 0.078891257995736

Compare Dawson to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,238.6% 12.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,830.0% 18.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 7.9%
 
State Average 38.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Dawson
Holden, MA
Public KG - 05 469 18.3:1  
Holden Christian Academy
Holden, MA
Private PK - 08 100 8:1 1 miles
Mountview Middle School
Holden, MA
Public 06 - 08 751 18.1:1 2 miles
Davis Hill Elementary
Holden, MA
Public KG - 05 500 18.2:1 2 miles
Leroy E.mayo
Holden, MA
Public KG - 05 487 18.8:1 2 miles
Early Childhood Center
Jefferson, MA
Public PK - PK 138 19.7:1 3 miles
Bancroft School
Worcester, MA
Private KG - 12 520 7:1 3 miles
Norrback Avenue
Worcester, MA
Public PK - 06 614 18.2:1 4 miles
Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA
Public KG - 06 188 12:1 4 miles
West Tatnuck
Worcester, MA
Public PK - 06 347 16.7:1 4 miles
Nelson Place
Worcester, MA
Public PK - 06 502 17.6:1 4 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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