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About This School

Ditson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Billerica. The principal of Ditson Elementary School is William Downing. 727 students attend Ditson Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 12% of the 727 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ditson Elementary School is 15:1. Pine Glen Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 91%
Asian 8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 4%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Ditson School students love their school! The teachers and principal (Mr. Downing) are extremely committed to learning while the DSA helps plan fun activities to ensure the kids have the little extras that make learning fun through fundraising and DSA sponsored events. The "it takes a village" approach provides Ditson children with the best environment to explore their interests develop their strengths and put in place a firm foundation for their continued education and success!

  • (3 years ago)

    Fantastic school staff and students!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and staff at the school are wonderful!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The administration really needs to have a better curiculum and better teachers. Not everyone is special ed. One can teach the material that is on the MCAS be creative and teach additional challenging topics. That would be a sign of a good teacher a good school and a good school system.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think The Ditson School is a great elementary to send your children. All three of my sisters (including myself) have already graduated from high school. I am currently attending Umass Amherst. I still look back at the Ditson as a great time in my life a place that taught me alot and helped me grow academically as well as individually. Defiently a safe choice.

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