155 Talbot Avenue
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Joseph Lee serves 573 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Joseph Lee 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Joseph Lee's student population of 573 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has grown by 37% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
573 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
66 teachers
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School Rankings

Joseph Lee is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Joseph Lee is 0.62, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1579 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
30%
22%
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Black
54%
10%
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White
5%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   8/20/2012
i strongly recommend this school because in 2012 september the school will be welcoming new 6th graders for the first time and will keep adding until 8th grade the school will have citizen school for the upper school and have activities for the lower school the kids in this school dont show much volience the school serves free lunch to does with low income this school is a very safe enviorment for all kids from different culture this school doesnt encourage bullying and if one is being bullied they can report it anoynomisly the school teachers are very advanced for the kids and care very much for the kids the joseph lee school is a school to feel welcomed learn new thing make friends talk to your teacher and even the school has conselors for kids with personall problems
- Posted by Student/Alumni - jzmin

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 573 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.62

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