Dedham Middle School

  • Dedham Middle School serves 603 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (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 45% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dedham Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Dedham Middle School's student population of 603 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students603 students
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Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dedham Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Middle School is 0.44, 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#1023 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
20%
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Black
6%
9%
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White
73%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.440.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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 High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 734 students
    0.2 miles
    140 Whiting Avenue
    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 310-1100
    0.2 9-12 734
  • Dedham Avery
    Grades: 1-5 | 321 students
    0.5 miles
    336 High Street
    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 310-5000
    0.5 1-5 321
  • Dedham Oakdale
    Grades: 1-5 | 285 students
    0.7 miles
    147 Cedar Street
    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 310-6000
    0.7 1-5 285
  • Dedham Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK-K | 270 students
    1.3 miles
    322 Sprague Street
    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 310-8000
    1.3 PK-K 270
  • West Roxbury Beethoven
    Grades: PK-3 | 324 students
    1.4 miles
    5125 Washington Street
    West Roxbury, MA 02132
    (617) 635-8149
    1.4 PK-3 324

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