Joseph Lee

  • Joseph Lee serves 661 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (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 25% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Joseph Lee's student population of 661 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students661 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Joseph Lee 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 Joseph Lee is 0.62, 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#1605 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
28%
20%
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Black
55%
9%
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White
5%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.620.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
5%
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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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    0.0 miles
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    0.3 miles
    189 Glenway Street
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    (617) 635-8710
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  • Dorchester Dorchester Academy
    Grades: 9-12 | 42 students
    0.4 miles
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    (617) 635-9730
    0.4 9-12 42
  • Dorchester Center O W Holmes
    Grades: PK-5 | 347 students
    0.4 miles
    40 School Street
    Dorchester Center, MA 02124
    (617) 635-8681
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  • Dorchester Center Techboston Academy
    Grades: 6-12 | 917 students
    0.4 miles
    9 Peacevale Road
    Dorchester Center, MA 02124
    (617) 635-1615
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School Reviews

5  
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
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