Dedham High School

140 Whiting Avenue
Dedham, MA 02026
(School attendance zone shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%
Serving 701 students in grades 9-12, Dedham High School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 701 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • : ≥95% (Top 30% in MA)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Dedham High School's student population of 701 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
701 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
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School Rankings

Dedham High School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Dedham High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#174 out of 1644 schools
(Top 20%)
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65-69%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dedham High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
70-74%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dedham High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
18%
23%
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Black
9%
10%
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White
68%
56%
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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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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
0.50
This chart display the diversity score of Dedham High School and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥95%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Dedham High School and public school graduation rate of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dedham High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dedham High School's ranking?
Dedham High School is ranked #174 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Dedham High School often compared to?
Dedham High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Canton High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
65-69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Dedham High School?
The graduation rate of Dedham High School is 95%, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 87%.
How many students attend Dedham High School?
701 students attend Dedham High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
68% of Dedham High School students are White, 18% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dedham High School?
Dedham High School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Dedham High School offer ?
Dedham High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Dedham High School part of?
Dedham High School is part of Dedham School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 701 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • : ≥95% (Top 30%)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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