Mather

24 Parish Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Mather serves 484 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Mather placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 484 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Mather ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Mather's student population of 484 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
484 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
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School Rankings

Mather is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Mather is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1388 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
31%
7%
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Hispanic
19%
22%
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Black
39%
10%
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White
5%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mather's ranking?
Mather is ranked #1388 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?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Mather?
484 students attend Mather.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
39% of Mather students are Black, 31% of students are Asian, 19% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mather?
Mather has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Mather offer ?
Mather offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Mather part of?
Mather is part of Boston School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 484 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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