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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Fall River Public Schools is a public school district located in Fall River, MA. It has 10,120 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.

Fall River Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
1130
243 responses
Average ACT
27
18 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,120
Free or Reduced Lunch
65.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,727
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$17,673/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$41,585
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$783
National
$949
Median Home Value
$238,100
National
$184,700

Fall River Public Schools Reviews

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Honestly, in my current district, there are student and program diversity. There is some bullying in primary grades but it's not too bad. There are definitely many activities, clubs, teams, sports, or events for anyone or everyone. Academically, in my experience FRPS schools typically have above-average content and quality. I take all Honors and AP courses, they are challenging but are enriching, and valuable, they are also true to the core curriculum. I feel my education, is preparing me for higher education, my career, and the real-world. Though my classes are tough and stressful they are insightful, and I feel that they are worth investing in. Another bonus is that teachers try to engage students as much as possible. I will not lie, as a student, sometimes I have to immerse myself in bland or reoccurring topics. Although for the most part, I enjoy it. In any circumstance, I am grateful for my education thus far.
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I have been an FRPS Student for 12 years. I went to Watson Elementary School: a small brick school that has been standing and blowing "heat" out of an outdated heating system. Watson provided a good education with small class sizes, mostly because most parents chose to send their children to other schools across the district. My middle school wasn't so bad. Talbot Middle School, like Watson Elementary School, was given the short end of the stick. With outdated technology and insufficient heating, fights breaking out between students weekly; we didn't even get scissors and pencils in our art classes. When I made it to Durfee High School I was finally given the opportunity to learn at my own pace in Advanced Placement classes instead of the "average" classes I was forced to take throughout elementary school. Even with the horrid infrastructure and holey ceilings, I do not regret my education in the Fall River Public Schools System.
They are good, but if they can, try to remodel some more schools and you got a very good district. Otherwise, it not a perfect district for sports, there they have some “can’t talk about” teams and some great hope like Silvia, Fonseca, Talbot, Morton, Henry Lord. Durfee basketball teams are half meh and good. The records can tell a different story than the squad.