William Monroe Trotter serves 380 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 8% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 12% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to 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 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 380 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Minority Enrollment: 99%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MA
- Math Proficiency: 8% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 12% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education
William Monroe Trotter ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
William Monroe Trotter's student population of 380 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
William Monroe Trotter is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of William Monroe Trotter is 0.55, which is less 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
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1583 out of 1644 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) 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 #1583 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?
8% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 12% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend William Monroe Trotter?
380 students attend William Monroe Trotter.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of William Monroe Trotter students are Black, 39% of students are Hispanic, 3% 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 William Monroe Trotter?
William Monroe Trotter has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to 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.
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?
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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