B M C Durfee High School

360 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
B M C Durfee High School serves 2,347 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,347 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

B M C Durfee High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

B M C Durfee High School's student population of 2,347 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 177 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,347 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
177 teachers
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School Rankings

B M C Durfee High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of B M C Durfee High School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1273 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
29%
23%
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Black
10%
10%
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White
50%
56%
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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
0.66
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Graduation Rate
80%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is B M C Durfee High School's ranking?
B M C Durfee High School is ranked #1273 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are B M C Durfee High School often compared to?
B M C Durfee High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, Dartmouth High School, Somerset Berkley Regional High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of B M C Durfee High School?
The graduation rate of B M C Durfee High School is 80%, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 87%.
How many students attend B M C Durfee High School?
2,347 students attend B M C Durfee High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of B M C Durfee High School students are White, 29% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of B M C Durfee High School?
B M C Durfee High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does B M C Durfee High School offer ?
B M C Durfee High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is B M C Durfee High School part of?
B M C Durfee High School is part of Fall River School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,347 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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