Dartmouth School District

8 Bush Street
Dartmouth, MA 02748
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Dartmouth School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 4 public elementary schools serving 2,248 students in Dartmouth School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public elementary schools in Massachusetts.
Public Elementary Schools in Dartmouth School District have an average math proficiency score of 53% (versus the Massachusetts public elementary school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 42% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Massachusetts public elementary school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
6 Schools
1,384 Schools
# Students
3,411 Students
603,789 Students
# Teachers
274 Teachers
50,699 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Dartmouth School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 395 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 90% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (MA)
#127 out of 397 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dartmouth  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
53%
41%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dartmouth  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
50%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dartmouth  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
47%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Dartmouth  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of MA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
95%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dartmouth  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.28
0.64
# American Indian Students
1 Student
1,304 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
34 Students
43,809 Students
% Asian Students
1%
7%
# Hispanic Students
201 Students
145,992 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
24%
# Black Students
57 Students
60,055 Students
% Black Students
2%
10%
# White Students
2,876 Students
324,140 Students
% White Students
84%
54%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
508 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
240 Students
27,659 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
84
18,456
# Students in K Grade:
228
59,542
# Students in 1st Grade:
231
62,602
# Students in 2nd Grade:
264
64,073
# Students in 3rd Grade:
248
65,481
# Students in 4th Grade:
255
65,789
# Students in 5th Grade:
259
66,972
# Students in 6th Grade:
247
67,110
# Students in 7th Grade:
281
57,974
# Students in 8th Grade:
282
56,256
# Students in 9th Grade:
248
5,454
# Students in 10th Grade:
264
4,967
# Students in 11th Grade:
245
4,614
# Students in 12th Grade:
275
4,344
# Ungraded Students:
-
155

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,049 in this school district is less than the state median of $23,971. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,168 is less than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$62 MM
$21,850 MM
This chart display total revenue of Dartmouth  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$65 MM
$22,544 MM
This chart display total spending of Dartmouth  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,049
$23,971
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dartmouth  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,168
$24,732
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dartmouth  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Dartmouth School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dartmouth Middle School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
366 Slocum Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
(508) 997-9333
Grades: 6-8
| 810 students
Rank: #22.
James M. Quinn School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
529 Hawthorn Street
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
(508) 997-3178
Grades: K-5
| 672 students
Rank: #33.
George H Potter
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
185 Cross Rd
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
(508) 996-8259
Grades: PK-5
| 392 students
Rank: #44.
Joseph Demello
(Math: 45% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
654 Dartmouth Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
(508) 996-6750
Grades: 1-5
| 374 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 6 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,411 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • : 95% (Top 50% in MA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 53% (Top 30%)
  • : 50% (Top 50%)
  • : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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