Dorchester Elementary School

506 W 9th
Dorchester, NE 68343
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Dorchester Elementary School serves 146 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Dorchester Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

School Overview

Dorchester Elementary School's student population of 146 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
146 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
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School Rankings

Dorchester Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 902 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Dorchester Elementary School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#653 out of 902 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
24%
21%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
75%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
8%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dorchester Elementary School's ranking?
Dorchester Elementary School is ranked #653 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Nebraska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NE state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% NE state average).
How many students attend Dorchester Elementary School?
146 students attend Dorchester Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
75% of Dorchester Elementary School students are White, 24% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dorchester Elementary School?
Dorchester Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 12:1.
What grades does Dorchester Elementary School offer ?
Dorchester Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Dorchester Elementary School part of?
Dorchester Elementary School is part of Dorchester Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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