Dawson

  • Dawson serves 460 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dawson placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Dawson's student population of 460 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students460 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dawson is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Dawson is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#481 out of 1666 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
20%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
86%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dawson. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.260.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWachusett School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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    1.4 miles
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    (508) 829-5577
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    1.5 miles
    1401 Main Street
    Holden, MA 01520
    (508) 829-6771
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  • Holden Leroy E.mayo
    Grades: K-5 | 477 students
    1.6 miles
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    Holden, MA 01520
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  • Jefferson Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK | 162 students
    2.6 miles
    1745 Main Street
    Jefferson, MA 01522
    (508) 829-4786
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