Brightwood



Brightwood Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Brightwood Students by Grade
PK 0
K 59
1 69
2 58
3 59
4 53
5 56
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Brightwood is a public elementary school located in Springfield, MA in the Springfield School District. It enrolls 354 students in grades 1st through 12th. Brightwood is the 648th largest public school in Massachusetts and the 36,279th largest nationally. It has 10.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 354
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 10.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 32.9

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Brightwood Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 178
(50%)
9,102
(48%)
 Male 176
(50%)
9,871
(52%)

Brightwood Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 304
(86%)
11,645
(61%)
 Black 47
(13%)
3,708
(20%)
 White 2
(1%)
2,606
(14%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
546
(3%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
22
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
437
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
9
(0%)

Brightwood Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 346
(98%)
15,971
(84%)
 Not Eligible 8
(2%)
2,141
(11%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
861
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,088 ranked schools in Massachusetts, Brightwood is ranked 160th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Brightwood students on free and reduced lunch assistance (97.7%) is significantly higher than the state average of 38.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

Brightwood Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 391
2006 402
2007 418
2008 419
2009 416
2010 403
2011 399
2012 354

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.5
2006 11.8
2007 12.3
2008 14.3
2009 11.8
2010 12.6
2011 12.1
2012 10.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.95652173913043
2006 0.99502487562189
2007 0.97368421052632
2008 0.96658711217184
2009 0.95673076923077
2010 0.96277915632754
2011 0.97243107769424
2012 0.9774011299435

Compare Brightwood to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,080.0% 10.8:1
 
1,238.6% 12.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 38.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 97.7%
 

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Brightwood
Springfield, MA
Public KG - 05 354 10.8:1  
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Holy Name School
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Private PK - 08 118 7:1 2 miles
Academy Hill School
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Private KG - 08 109 8:1 2 miles
Glenwood
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Public KG - 05 307 9.8:1 2 miles
St Thomas the Apostle School
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Private PK - 08 354 21:1 2 miles
Cowing Early Childhood
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Public PK - PK 72 15.3:1 2 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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