South Dorchester school information

IndexSouth DorchesterBostonMassachusetts
Average Test Scores47%51%64%
Student/Teacher ration/a15:114:1
Total public schoolsn/a681,167
Total private schoolsn/a22508
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a53193

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  • The average school test scores in South Dorchester are 5% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately n/a public schools in South Dorchester.
  • 78.4% of people in South Dorchester have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.9% of people in South Dorchester have completed high school.
  • 24.6% of people in South Dorchester have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in South Dorchester

IndexSouth DorchesterBostonMassachusetts
Completed 8th grade78.4%84.3%88.3%
Completed high school76.9%82.8%87.2%
Completed some college48.6%64.4%65.0%
Completed associate degree30.7%51.0%49.0%
Completed bachelors24.6%46.4%41.2%
Completed masters8.0%20.7%18.2%
Completed professional degree1.3%7.3%5.4%
Completed doctorate0.4%3.0%2.6%

Highest level of education achieved in South Dorchester (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Dover, MA2,45389%80%
Belmont, MA25,55588%79%
Winchester, MA22,49188%78%
Lexington, MA32,93688%78%
Sharon, MA5,84187%77%
Boston, MA658,27951%3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Washington, DC659,00923%53%
Memphis, TN655,85737%25%
Denver, CO663,30329%42%
Seattle, WA668,84957%16%
Nashville, TN643,77143%12%
Boston, MA658,27951%3%
Source: The South Dorchester, Boston, MA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.