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About This School

Sumner Elementary School is a public elementary school in Boston. The principal of Sumner Elementary School is Lourdes Santiago. 472 children attend Sumner Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 82% of the 472 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Sumner Elementary School is 12:1. Philbrick Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 72% 38%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 74%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The Charles Sumner Elementary is one of the best schools of Boston. The teachers really care about the kids and go above and beyond to help your child get to where he/she needs to be academically.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our granddaughter just finished up her 1st year in K2 and had a wonderful experience Her teachers really helped her to overcome her shyness and brought out the best in her. We were very pleased at the progress she made in this multi cultural environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school! Students and Parents are saying great things. Over the last three years they have made great progress on the state testing. The administration is no nonsense and have high expectations for academics and behavior.

  • (1 year ago)

    Worse school ever. Was glad to get my daughter out of there. The principal and assistant principal don't know what they're doing!! Thank god we're through with that school.

  • (2 years ago)

    The Sumner School has proven to be a great choice for our family. Two of my three children attend/have attended and we look forward to our third entering when he is old enough. The teachers so far have been phenomenal and our children have developed a real love for learning as a result. The principal is dedicated to continuing to develop communication strategies so that all parents are "in the loop" when it comes to their own child and the school in general. I highly recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I didn't know how my child was doing until report card. There was no feed-back before the report card period. i reqested home work results but never got it. This time my child got a 2 in home work. i always go over all home work and correct any problems so why the 2??? Harrasment by other kids. No correction by teacher.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think it is a wonderful school three of my kids attend there and they love it! The teachers and the principle are all very terrifect!

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