40 School Street
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
O W Holmes serves 274 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
O W Holmes 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

O W Holmes's student population of 274 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
274 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

O W Holmes is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of O W Holmes is 0.58, which is less 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
#1440 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
36%
22%
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Black
54%
10%
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White
3%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
95%
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) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 274 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58

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