William E Russell

750 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 366 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, William E Russell 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 20-24% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 366 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50% in MA
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

William E Russell ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

William E Russell's student population of 366 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 24% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
366 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

William E Russell ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of William E Russell is 0.60, 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.
This School
State Level (MA)
#1242 out of 1631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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20-24%
41%
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30-34%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
57%
23%
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Black
27%
10%
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White
5%
56%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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0.60
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is William E Russell's ranking?
William E Russell is ranked #1242 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are William E Russell often compared to?
William E Russellis often viewed alongside schools like Roger Clap, Edward Everett by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
How many students attend William E Russell?
366 students attend William E Russell.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of William E Russell students are Hispanic, 27% of students are Black, 8% of students are Asian, 5% of students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of William E Russell?
William E Russell has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does William E Russell offer ?
William E Russell offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is William E Russell part of?
William E Russell is part of Boston School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 366 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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