Dedham School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 2,658 students in Dedham School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in Dedham School District have an average math proficiency score of 56% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Dedham School District are Dedham High School, Oakdale and Greenlodge. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Dedham School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Massachusetts public school average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Dedham School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
7 Schools
1,849 Schools
# Students
2,658 Students
951,520 Students
# Teachers
245 Teachers
72,945 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Dedham School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 401 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has decreased from 92% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
Overall District Rank
#199 out of 404 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dedham  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dedham  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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
54%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dedham  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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90-94%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dedham  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.47
0.59
# American Indian Students
5 Students
2,098 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
72 Students
65,433 Students
% Asian Students
3%
7%
# Hispanic Students
388 Students
190,699 Students
% Hispanic Students
15%
20%
# Black Students
190 Students
86,216 Students
% Black Students
7%
9%
# White Students
1,894 Students
571,635 Students
% White Students
71%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
812 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
109 Students
34,518 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
97
30,411
# Students in K Grade:
173
65,579
# Students in 1st Grade:
201
67,670
# Students in 2nd Grade:
174
68,165
# Students in 3rd Grade:
200
69,969
# Students in 4th Grade:
221
72,086
# Students in 5th Grade:
255
72,285
# Students in 6th Grade:
197
70,804
# Students in 7th Grade:
198
70,469
# Students in 8th Grade:
208
71,492
# Students in 9th Grade:
186
76,601
# Students in 10th Grade:
198
73,016
# Students in 11th Grade:
188
71,748
# Students in 12th Grade:
162
70,028
# Ungraded Students:
-
1,197

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $24,830 is higher than the state median of $21,203. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $26,141 is higher than the state median of $19,776. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$66 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Dedham  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$70 MM
$27 MM
This chart display total spending of Dedham  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$24,830
$21,203
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dedham  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$26,141
$19,776
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dedham  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Dedham School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dedham High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
140 Whiting Avenue
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 310-1100
Grades: 9-12
| 734 students
Rank: #22.
Oakdale
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
147 Cedar Street
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 310-6000
Grades: 1-5
| 285 students
Rank: #33.
Greenlodge
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
191 Greenlodge Street
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 310-4000
Grades: 1-5
| 266 students
Rank: #44.
Dedham Middle School
Math: 56% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
70 Whiting Avenue
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 310-7000
Grades: 6-8
| 603 students
Rank: #55.
Riverdale
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
143 Needham Street
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 310-2000
Grades: 1-5
| 179 students
Rank: #66.
Avery
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
336 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 310-5000
Grades: 1-5
| 321 students
322 Sprague Street
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 310-8000
Grades: PK-K
| 270 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 2,658 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50% in MA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.47

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