Doherty Memorial High School

299 Highland Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Doherty Memorial High School serves 1,559 students in grades 9-12.
Doherty Memorial High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (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 85% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) 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 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Doherty Memorial High School's student population of 1,559 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 101 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,559 students
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Total Classroom Teachers101 teachers
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School Comparison

Doherty Memorial High School 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 Doherty Memorial High School is 0.71, which is more 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
#345 out of 1666 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
31%
20%
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Black
16%
9%
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White
41%
60%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.710.59
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Graduation Rate
88%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWorcester School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Doherty Memorial High School is Claremont Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Midland Street (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Worcester Midland Street Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 230 students
    0.3 miles
    18 Midland Street
    Worcester, MA 01602
    (508) 799-3548
    0.3 K-6 230
  • Worcester Elm Park Community Math: 23% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 477 students
    0.7 miles
    23 North Ashland Street
    Worcester, MA 01609
    (508) 799-3568
    0.7 K-6 477
  • Worcester Chandler Elementary Community Math: 38% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 500 students
    0.8 miles
    114 Chandler Street
    Worcester, MA 01609
    (508) 799-3572
    0.8 K-6 500
  • Worcester May Street Math: 42% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 339 students
    1.0 miles
    265 May Street
    Worcester, MA 01602
    (508) 799-3520
    1 K-6 339
  • Worcester Claremont Academy Math: 28% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 552 students
    1.1 miles
    15 Claremont Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
    (508) 799-3077
    1.1 7-12 552

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