Top 10 Best Dorchester Public Elementary Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public elementary schools serving 7,108 students in Dorchester, MA.
The top ranked public elementary schools in Dorchester, MA are Dr. William Henderson Lower, Richard J Murphy and Boston Collegiate Charter School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dorchester, MA public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Massachusetts public elementary school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 26% (versus the 42% statewide average). Elementary schools in Dorchester have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Massachusetts public elementary schools.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public elementary school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Elementary Schools in Dorchester, MA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dr. William Henderson Lower
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1669 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 635-8725
Grades: PK-1
| 202 students
Rank: #22.
Richard J Murphy
(Math: 41% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Worrell Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 635-8781
Grades: PK-8
| 857 students
Rank: #33.
Boston Collegiate Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11 Mayhew Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 265-1172
Grades: 5-12
| 702 students
Rank: #44.
Edward Everett
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
71 Pleasant Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8778
Grades: PK-6
| 270 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Helen Y. Davis Leadership Charter Public School
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
23 Leonard Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 474-7950
Grades: 6-8
| 138 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Neighborhood House Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
21 Queen Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 825-0703
Grades: PK-12
| 764 students
Rank: #77.
William E Russell
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
750 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8803
Grades: PK-5
| 366 students
Rank: #88.
Thomas J Kenny
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
19 Oakton Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 635-8789
Grades: PK-6
| 337 students
Rank: #99.
Mather
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
24 Parish Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 635-8757
Grades: PK-5
| 493 students
Rank: #1010.
John Winthrop
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
35 Brookford Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8379
Grades: PK-5
| 212 students
Rank: #1111.
Paul A Dever
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
325 Mt Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8694
Grades: PK-6
| 372 students
Rank: #1212.
Roger Clap
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
35 Harvest Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8672
Grades: PK-6
| 120 students
Rank: #1313.
William Monroe Trotter
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
135 Humboldt Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8225
Grades: PK-8
| 358 students
Rank: #1414.
King K-8
(Math: 6% | Reading: 18%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
77 Lawrence Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8212
Grades: PK-8
| 551 students
Rank: #1515.
Up Holland
(Math: 9% | Reading: 10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
85 Olney Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8832
Grades: PK-5
| 663 students
Rank: #1616.
Lilla G. Frederick Middle School
(Math: 5% | Reading: 6%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
270 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-1650
Grades: 6-8
| 340 students
Rank: #1717.
Sarah Greenwood
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
189 Glenway Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-8710
Grades: PK-8
| 363 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Dorchester, Massachusetts

Dorchester, Massachusetts Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
11 Charles St
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-9730
Grades: 9-12
| 42 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
315 Mt Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8657
Grades: 6-8
| 250 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public elementary schools in Dorchester, MA?
The top ranked public elementary schools in Dorchester, MA include Dr. William Henderson Lower, Richard J Murphy and Boston Collegiate Charter School.
How many public elementary schools are located in Dorchester, MA?
17 public elementary schools are located in Dorchester, MA.
What is the racial composition of students in Dorchester, MA?
Dorchester, MA public elementary schools minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public elementary schools average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

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