Up Charter School Of Dorchester

35 Westville Street
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
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Bottom 50%
Serving 653 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Up Charter School Of Dorchester ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 4% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 13% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 653 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50% in MA
  • : 4% (Btm 50%)
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Up Charter School Of Dorchester ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Up Charter School Of Dorchester's student population of 653 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
653 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
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School Rankings

Up Charter School Of Dorchester ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Up Charter School Of Dorchester is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
#1623 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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4%
37%
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13%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
42%
23%
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Black
53%
10%
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White
1%
56%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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0.55
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
5%
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Up Charter School Of Dorchester's ranking?
Up Charter School Of Dorchester is ranked #1623 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?
4% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 13% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Up Charter School Of Dorchester?
653 students attend Up Charter School Of Dorchester.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Up Charter School Of Dorchester students are Black, 42% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Up Charter School Of Dorchester?
Up Charter School Of Dorchester has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Up Charter School Of Dorchester offer ?
Up Charter School Of Dorchester offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Up Charter School Of Dorchester part of?
Up Charter School Of Dorchester is part of Up Academy Charter School Of Dorchester School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 653 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 4% (Btm 50%)
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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