Dedham High School

  • Dedham High School serves 734 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (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 90-94% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dedham High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Dedham High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Dedham High School's student population of 734 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students734 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dedham High School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Dedham High School is 0.47, 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#111 out of 1666 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
13%
20%
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Black
10%
9%
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White
71%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.470.59
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Graduation Rate90-94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDedham School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dedham Dedham Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 603 students
    0.2 miles
    70 Whiting Avenue
    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 310-7000
    0.2 6-8 603
  • Dedham Avery
    Grades: 1-5 | 321 students
    0.3 miles
    336 High Street
    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 310-5000
    0.3 1-5 321
  • Dedham Oakdale
    Grades: 1-5 | 285 students
    0.6 miles
    147 Cedar Street
    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 310-6000
    0.6 1-5 285
  • Dedham Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK-K | 270 students
    1.2 miles
    322 Sprague Street
    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 310-8000
    1.2 PK-K 270
  • West Roxbury Beethoven
    Grades: PK-3 | 324 students
    1.3 miles
    5125 Washington Street
    West Roxbury, MA 02132
    (617) 635-8149
    1.3 PK-3 324

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