Top 10 Best Dorchester Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 23 public schools serving 11,132 students in Dorchester, MA. Dorchester has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
The top ranked public schools in Dorchester, MA are Boston Latin Academy, Boston Collegiate Charter School and Richard J Murphy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dorchester, MA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Dorchester have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Massachusetts public schools.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Best Dorchester, MA Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Boston Latin Academy
Math: 81% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
205 Townsend Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-9957
Grades: 7-12
| 1,781 students
Rank: #22.
Boston Collegiate Charter School
Charter School
Math: 66% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11 Mayhew Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 265-1172
Grades: 5-12
| 700 students
Rank: #33.
Richard J Murphy
Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Worrell Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 635-8781
Grades: PK-8
| 941 students
Rank: #44.
William E Russell
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
750 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8803
Grades: PK-5
| 408 students
Rank: #55.
Jeremiah E Burke High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
60 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-9837
Grades: 9-12
| 472 students
Rank: #66.
Neighborhood House Charter School
Charter School
Math: 36% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
21 Queen Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 825-0703
Grades: PK-9
| 533 students
Rank: #77.
Edward Everett
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
71 Pleasant Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8778
Grades: PK-5
| 272 students
Rank: #88.
Mather
Math: 34% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
24 Parish Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 635-8757
Grades: PK-5
| 608 students
Rank: #99.
Thomas J Kenny
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
19 Oakton Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 635-8789
Grades: PK-5
| 325 students
Rank: #1010.
Paul A Dever
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(3)
325 Mt Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8694
Grades: PK-5
| 356 students
Rank: #1111.
Up Academy Holland
Math: 31% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
85 Olney Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8832
Grades: PK-5
| 762 students
Rank: #1212.
Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
23 Leonard Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 474-7950
Grades: 6-8
| 214 students
Rank: #1313.
William Monroe Trotter
Math: 25% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
135 Humboldt Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8225
Grades: PK-8
| 525 students
Rank: #1414.
Roger Clap
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
35 Harvest Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8672
Grades: PK-5
| 157 students
Rank: #1515.
John Winthrop
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
35 Brookford Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8379
Grades: PK-5
| 327 students
Rank: #1616.
Dearborn
Math: 13% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
60 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8412
Grades: 6-12
| 354 students
Rank: #1717.
King K-8
Math: 11% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
77 Lawrence Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8212
Grades: PK-8
| 487 students
Rank: #1818.
John W Mccormack
Math: 16% | Reading: 13%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
315 Mt Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8657
Grades: 6-8
| 371 students
Rank: #1919.
Sarah Greenwood
Math: 6% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
189 Glenway Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8710
Grades: PK-8
| 402 students
Rank: #2020.
Community Academy Of Science And Health
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
11 Charles Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 635-8950
Grades: 9-12
| 389 students
Rank: #2121.
Lilla G. Frederick Middle School
Math: 10% | Reading: 8%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
270 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-1650
Grades: 6-8
| 494 students
Dorchester Academy
11 Charles St
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-9730
Grades: 9-12
| 42 students
1669 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 635-8725
Grades: PK-1
| 212 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Dorchester, Massachusetts

Dorchester, Massachusetts Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
131 Hancock St
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 379-3029
Grades: 4-8
| 203 students
370 Columbia Rd
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8604
Grades: PK-1
| 132 students
11 Charles Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 635-8631
Grades: 8
| 111 students
100 Maxwell Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8212
Grades: 6-8
| 249 students
206 Magnolia Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8253
Grades: PK-5
| 219 students
2 Mclellan Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8648
Grades: K-5
| 150 students

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