Dorchester Academy

  • Dorchester Academy serves 69 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is <50% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65-69% (which is approximately equal to the Massachusetts state average of 69%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • Dorchester Academy 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 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 2:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%.

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School Overview

  • Dorchester Academy's student population of 69 students has declined by 82% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students69 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dorchester Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,665 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 2:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dorchester Academy is 0.42, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
64%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio2:113:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
19%
18%
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Black
74%
9%
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White
5%
63%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score0.420.34
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Graduation Rate15-19%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBoston School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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