Dr. William Henderson Lower

  • Dr. William Henderson Lower serves 212 students in grades Prekindergarten-1.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-79% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-69% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 71%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

  • Dr. William Henderson Lower's student population of 212 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-1
Total Students212 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (15-16)
70-79%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (15-16)
60-69%
71%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
15%
7%
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Hispanic
16%
20%
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Black
32%
9%
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White
33%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dr. William Henderson Lower. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.750.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dr. William Henderson Lower and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dr. William Henderson Lower 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 NameBoston School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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