PROFICIENCY 55% 15% lower than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #35 of 118 in Boston
  • Ranked #54 of 143 in Boston
  • Ranked #1187 of 1862 in Massachusetts
Proficiency Averages
47%Boston
55%Boston
64%Massachusetts

Dorchester Academy is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Boston" in Boston, MA. There are a total of 382 students and 37 teachers at Dorchester Academy, for a student to teacher ratio of 11 to 1. There are a total of 288 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Dorchester Academy has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 54.5%, which is 15% lower than the Massachusetts average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students382
Teachers36.78
Student/Teacher ratio11:1
Free lunch288
Reduced lunch0

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Dorchester Academy, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All40-44%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School40-44%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All65-69%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School65-69%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Dorchester Academy race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictMassachusettsNational
Caucasian 2.5% 13.9% 65.0% 51.1%
African American 69.8% 33.6% 8.7% 15.9%
Asian 4.0% 8.8% 6.2% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 19.9% 40.8% 16.5% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.0% 0.3% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.8% 2.4% 3.3% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Community Academy Of Science And Health55%0.0Boston, MA
Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School56%0.1Boston, MA
Dr. William Henderson Lower55%0.5Boston, MA
Up Academy Charter School Of Dorchester48%0.5Boston, MA
Mather46%0.5Boston, MA
Neighborhood House Charter School66%0.6Boston, MA
Up Academy Holland25%0.7Boston, MA
Dorchester Collegiate Academy Charter42%0.7Boston, MA
Richard J Murphy57%0.8Boston, MA
O W Holmes35%0.8Boston, MA
Edward Everett40%0.9Boston, MA
Lilla G. Frederick Middle School18%0.9Boston, MA

Boston demographics profile

StatisticBostonMassachusettsNational
Population658,2796,742,143318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)13,61763091
Median age31.739.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%53%55%
Speak English63%77%79%
Speak Spanish17%9%13%

Education level achieved in Boston

IndexBostonMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade84.3%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school82.8%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college64.4%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree51.0%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors46.4%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters20.7%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.3%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.0%2.6%1.3%
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Source: The Dorchester Academy data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.