155 Salisbury Street
Holden, MA 01520
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Dawson serves 445 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Dawson placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 445 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Dawson ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Dawson's student population of 445 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
445 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Dawson is ranked within the top 30% 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 Dawson is 0.34, which is less 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
#357 out of 1667 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
53%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
64%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
22%
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Black
3%
10%
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White
81%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.34
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dawson and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dawson's ranking?

Dawson ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for: Highest math proficiency (Top 20%).

What schools are Dawson often compared to?

Dawsonis often viewed alongside schools like Annie E Fales by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

53% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).

How many students attend Dawson?

445 students attend Dawson.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

81% of Dawson students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, and 3% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Dawson?

Dawson has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does Dawson offer ?

Dawson offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Dawson part of?

Dawson is part of Wachusett School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 445 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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