Patrick F Gavin Middle School (Closed 2012)

215 Dorchester St
South Boston, MA 02127
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Patrick F Gavin Middle School serves 497 students in grades 6-8. 
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 24% (which was lower than the Massachusetts state average of 59%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 33% (which was lower than the Massachusetts state average of 70%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 was higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment was 88% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
497 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

This School
State Level (MA)
(10-11)
24%
59%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Patrick F Gavin Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
(10-11)
33%
70%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Patrick F Gavin Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Patrick F Gavin Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
9%
7%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Patrick F Gavin Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Hispanic
30%
23%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Patrick F Gavin Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Black
47%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Patrick F Gavin Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
White
12%
56%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Patrick F Gavin Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Patrick F Gavin Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Patrick F Gavin Middle School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Massachusetts.
0.67
This chart displays the diversity score of Patrick F Gavin Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Patrick F Gavin Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Patrick F Gavin Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 59% MA state average), while 33% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 70% MA state average).
How many students attend Patrick F Gavin Middle School?
497 students attend Patrick F Gavin Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Patrick F Gavin Middle School students are Black, 30% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are White, 9% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Patrick F Gavin Middle School?
Patrick F Gavin Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Patrick F Gavin Middle School offer ?
Patrick F Gavin Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Patrick F Gavin Middle School part of?
Patrick F Gavin Middle School is part of Boston School District.

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