Paul A Dever

  • Paul A Dever serves 356 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Paul A Dever 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

  • Paul A Dever's student population of 356 students has declined by 32% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students356 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Paul A Dever
Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Paul A Dever is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Paul A Dever is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#1490 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
61%
20%
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Black
25%
9%
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White
5%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.560.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBoston School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
2  
The Dever school this year (2014-2015) is at its worst. It is under staffed. There are bilingual students in classrooms with teachers that don't speak spanish as a second language where last year and years before that bilingual students had there classrooms where they had that benefit. Children lose there self esteem to perform well in the class by not wanting to partake in class activities or the teacher doesn't look to the child for input because he or she dosn't want the hassle of translating. They have what they call "Para's" where they come into a class and help assistant teacher for about 30 to 45 mins .I dont know if they have an educational background in working with children, but in my opinion is just a waste of state money having them there. K1/K2 classes should have two full time teachers because children transitioning into school need more attention. The new teachers are seem to be young which would leave me to believe lack of experience . Bring in teachers that have had the years of experience and knowledge and have there younger teacher shadow them. I believe the Dever has run its course.
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5  
those that use the internet understand that just about anyone can post an entry online however everyone cannot evaluate a school, the faculty or its students. The Dever is a team of hardworking teachers and students, committed to do whatever it takes to deliver quality education inspite of harsh critism from the unknowing and unwilling.
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2  
Absolute chaos without accountability! Your degrees and "everyone can be fixed" outlook weigh nothing in this hostile environment or zoo full of wild animals! Education is the last thing that happens here. Hold the parents accountable! Remove the kids who cannot control themselves! The lives of teachers have been threatened on a daily basis and some even injured. Get a hold of this school before before the threats go up the chain!
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