135 Humboldt Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
William Monroe Trotter serves 525 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
William Monroe Trotter 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (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 31% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

William Monroe Trotter's student population of 525 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 40% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
525 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

William Monroe Trotter 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 William Monroe Trotter is 0.55, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1489 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
34%
20%
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Black
58%
9%
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White
2%
60%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
2%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
The School is unorganized and unprofessional. The staff does not care about the students. Those children can not strive at the Trotter Elementary School in Dorchester. I strongly believe if you want your children to succeed and reach their highest potential you must get your child out of that school immediately, Do not hesitate. The MCAS Scores and how the school improved in one year, after the principal had to make a few changes, as far as letting teachers go. Think about it very carefully. It only took only one year for the school to improve. MCAS scores went up drastically. No the staff changed the answers and help the students to cheat, to save the school so that everyone can continue to receive a pay check. That is why the schools is now they "say is one of the best school". How in one year all the students at the Trotter did so well on the MCAS?
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2  
Need after school program of no cost to parents, parents are already struggling as it is. I think this school needs some serious improvements as far as tutors, mentors.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 525 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55 (Top 50%)

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