William Monroe Trotter

135 Humboldt Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 358 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, William Monroe Trotter 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 6-9% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower 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)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 358 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50% in MA
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

William Monroe Trotter ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute

School Overview

William Monroe Trotter's student population of 358 students has declined by 28% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
358 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

William Monroe Trotter 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 Monroe Trotter is 0.54, 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)
#1552 out of 1631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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6-9%
41%
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15-19%
44%
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≤10%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
38%
23%
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Black
57%
10%
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White
1%
56%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.54
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
2%
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 Monroe Trotter's ranking?
William Monroe Trotter is ranked #1552 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are William Monroe Trotter often compared to?
William Monroe Trotteris often viewed alongside schools like Maurice J Tobin, Higginson/lewis K-8 by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
How many students attend William Monroe Trotter?
358 students attend William Monroe Trotter.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of William Monroe Trotter students are Black, 38% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are White, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of William Monroe Trotter?
William Monroe Trotter has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does William Monroe Trotter offer ?
William Monroe Trotter offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is William Monroe Trotter part of?
William Monroe Trotter is part of Boston School District.
In what neighborhood is William Monroe Trotter located?
William Monroe Trotter is located in the Roxbury neighborhood of Dorchester, MA. There are 2 other public schools located in Roxbury.

School Reviews

2   10/10/2014
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?
- Posted by Parent - pradl
2   10/5/2010
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.
- Posted by Parent - chop6

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 358 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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