Doherty Middle School

  • Doherty Middle School serves 561 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Doherty Middle School's student population of 561 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students561 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Doherty Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Doherty Middle School is 0.36, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#294 out of 1,671 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
53%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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Asian
14%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
19%
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Black
n/a
9%
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White
79%
61%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Doherty Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.360.35
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Doherty Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAndover School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  • Andover Andover High School
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    1.0 miles
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    Andover, MA 01810
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  • Andover Bancroft Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 593 students
    1.1 miles
    15 Bancroft Street
    Andover, MA 01810
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  • North Andover Franklin
    Grades: K-5 | 477 students
    1.8 miles
    2 Cypress Terrace
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  • Andover Shawsheen School
    Grades: PK | 73 students
    1.8 miles
    18 Magnolia Ave
    Andover, MA 01810
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