360 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
B M C Durfee High School serves 2,130 students in grades 9-12.
B M C Durfee High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,130 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Overview

B M C Durfee High School's student population of 2,130 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 175 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,130 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
175 teachers
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School Rankings

B M C Durfee High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of B M C Durfee High School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1366 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
28%
22%
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Black
10%
10%
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White
51%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Graduation Rate
80%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,130 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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