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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Westford Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Westford, MA. It has 5,074 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

Westford Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1310
602 responses
Average ACT
31
155 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,074
Free or Reduced Lunch
4.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,436
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$64,929,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,373/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$141,173
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,781
National
$949
Median Home Value
$530,400
National
$184,700

Westford Public Schools Reviews

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I definitely enjoyed my twelve years in westford public schools! I think Westford Academy is especially impressive in how well they prepare students for college. However, I do wish the school worked to improve the highly competitive environment and stressful atmosphere. The higher level classes are very daunting, and most students choose not to take any AP classes due to their overwhelming nature. Some teachers and students in those higher level classes can be quite rude and degrading to students who may be struggling or not as academically inclined. I also don’t like how the GPA system is deflated, as it makes transcripts appear worse when compared to students from a lesser community (such as Lowell High) who received 4.0s and took all APs. I think the best part about WA is definitely the staff, as they all care a great deal about their students and are genuinely awesome people that make me and my friends excited to come to school everyday!
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In the Westford Public Schools school system and am very satisfied with the teachers and the local high school. We moved specifically to this area for the high school and wasn't disappointed. The teachers are all very motivational and understanding, but still encourage students to learn while having fun. There are lots of different class options and activities outside of school for students to do as well. Also, there are more than 100 clubs which makes it easy for every student to join something that they love. Finally, if they could improve on anything it would be the time of meetings. Parents usually have to leave work early or take time off just to go to school functions or parent nights, which doesn't make it very convenient. I love the Westford Schools system though and would definitely recommend!
We moved to Westford for the schools and while the teachers and staff are very dedicated to the students, the Town does not support the schools enough. The Town has progressively decreased their annual increase to the school budget which limits the school system's ability to progress. This shows in the dated facilities and cutting of programs. The district does not offer full day kindergarten to all students despite 96% of all Massachusetts schools offering this. The town, instead, has an archaic lottery system that leaves a subset of children excluded and at a disadvantage to their peers.