299 Highland Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Doherty Memorial High School serves 1,559 students in grades 9-12.
Doherty Memorial High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 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).

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

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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 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,559 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
101 teachers
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School Rankings

Doherty Memorial High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#961 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Graduation Rate
90%
88%
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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 District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,559 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.71 (Top 5%)

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