Dr. William Henderson Upper

  • Dr. William Henderson Upper serves 606 students in grades 2-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dr. William Henderson Upper 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 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

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School Overview

  • Dr. William Henderson Upper's student population of 606 students has grown by 67% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has grown by 81% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 2-12
Total Students606 students
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Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dr. William Henderson Upper is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Dr. William Henderson Upper 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#1224 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
25%
20%
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Black
42%
9%
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White
23%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.710.59
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Graduation Rate70-79%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dr. William Henderson Upper 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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