Gates School

75 Spruce St, Acton, MA 01720 | (978) 266-2570
  • Grades: KG-6
  • Student Enrollment: 490
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3 out of 5 | 1 Review
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 75 Spruce Street, Acton, MA 01720
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 490
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 25.9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 279 (56.9%)
  • Females: 211 (43.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 3 (0.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 7 (1.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 10 (2.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Gates School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Gates School
  Number Percent
1st Grade6713.7%
2nd Grade6914.1%
3rd Grade7415.1%
4th Grade7114.5%
5th Grade7314.9%
6th Grade7314.9%
Source: MA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3

3 out of 5 | 1 Review
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1 review for Gates School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 19, 2009
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • New principal is very strict and not a people person. My kids have had up to 26 kids/class so the number shown here are too low. School was built in the 60's and needs serious repair. They can't seem to heat it properly. Tons of homework but that is expected in this town. Safety is adequate. Teachers are great but are getting burnt out because of large class sizes. They teach to the MCAS like everyone else. MCAS scores are good because the kids take so many practice tests.

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