1 Worrell Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Richard J Murphy serves 907 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Richard J Murphy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (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 54% (which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Richard J Murphy's student population of 907 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
907 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
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School Rankings

Richard J Murphy 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 Richard J Murphy is 0.68, 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
#872 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
50%
7%
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Hispanic
17%
22%
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Black
19%
10%
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White
10%
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
0.68
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
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-8
  • Students: 907 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68

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