King K-8

77 Lawrence Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 551 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, King K-8 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 11% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 551 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50% in MA
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

King K-8 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

King K-8's student population of 551 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
551 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
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School Rankings

King K-8 ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of King K-8 is 0.56, which is less 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)
#1477 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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11%
37%
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22%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
38%
23%
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Black
55%
10%
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White
3%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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0.56
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is King K-8's ranking?
King K-8 is ranked #1477 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 22% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend King K-8?
551 students attend King K-8.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of King K-8 students are Black, 38% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of King K-8?
King K-8 has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does King K-8 offer ?
King K-8 offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is King K-8 part of?
King K-8 is part of Boston School District.
In what neighborhood is King K-8 located?
King K-8 is located in the Dudley And Brunswick King neighborhood of Dorchester, MA.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 551 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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