Dr. William Henderson Upper

18 Croftland Av
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 718 students in grades 2-12, Dr. William Henderson Upper ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 2-12
  • Enrollment: 718 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : 85-89% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Dr. William Henderson Upper ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Dr. William Henderson Upper's student population of 718 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 41% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 2-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
718 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
78 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Dr. William Henderson Upper ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Dr. William Henderson Upper is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#1329 out of 1631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Dr. William Henderson Upper, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
23%
41%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dr. William Henderson Upper and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
25%
44%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dr. William Henderson Upper and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
10-14%
44%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Dr. William Henderson Upper and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
26%
23%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Dr. William Henderson Upper and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
44%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Dr. William Henderson Upper and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
17%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dr. William Henderson Upper.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Massachusetts.
0.71
This chart displays the diversity score of Dr. William Henderson Upper and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
85-89%
90%
This chart displays graduation rate of Dr. William Henderson Upper and public school graduation rate of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dr. William Henderson Upper and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
5%
This chart displays 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 District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dr. William Henderson Upper's ranking?
Dr. William Henderson Upper is ranked #1329 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Dr. William Henderson Upper often compared to?
Dr. William Henderson Upperis often viewed alongside schools like Neighborhood House Charter School, Boston Collegiate Charter School, Boston Latin Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
23% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 25% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Dr. William Henderson Upper?
The graduation rate of Dr. William Henderson Upper is 85-89%, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 90%.
How many students attend Dr. William Henderson Upper?
718 students attend Dr. William Henderson Upper.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Dr. William Henderson Upper students are Black, 26% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are White, 8% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dr. William Henderson Upper?
Dr. William Henderson Upper has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Dr. William Henderson Upper offer ?
Dr. William Henderson Upper offers enrollment in grades 2-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Dr. William Henderson Upper part of?
Dr. William Henderson Upper is part of Boston School District.
In what neighborhood is Dr. William Henderson Upper located?
Dr. William Henderson Upper is located in the Dorchester neighborhood of Dorchester Center, MA. There are 5 other public schools located in Dorchester.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 2-12
  • Enrollment: 718 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : 85-89% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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