Dedham school information

Average Test Scores74%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools71,16779,221
Total private schools250824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1937,963
The Dedham, MA educational system consists of 7 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Dedham public schools have average test scores of 74% which is 15% higher than than the Massachusetts average and 50% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Dedham public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.6% have completed high school, 47.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Dedham are 50% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Dedham.
  • 92.7% of people in Dedham have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.6% of people in Dedham have completed high school.
  • 47.5% of people in Dedham have completed a bachelors degree.

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  • Avery336 High StreetGrades: 1 - 5Students: 312 · Ratio: 12:155
  • Dedham High140 Whiting AvenueGrades: 9 - 12Students: 700 · Ratio: 11:194
  • Dedham Middle School70 Whiting AvenueGrades: 6 - 8Students: 680 · Ratio: 12:173
  • Early Childhood Center322 Sprague StreetGrades: PK - 1Students: 306 · Ratio: 18:1n/a
  • Greenlodge191 Greenlodge StreetGrades: 1 - 5Students: 305 · Ratio: 13:182
  • Oakdale147 Cedar StreetGrades: 1 - 5Students: 286 · Ratio: 13:175
  • Riverdale143 Needham StreetGrades: 1 - 5Students: 187 · Ratio: 12:167

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Education level achieved in Dedham

Completed 8th grade92.7%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school91.6%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college69.2%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.2%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.5%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters20.2%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.0%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.5%2.6%1.3%

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

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Dover, MA2,45389%80%
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Dedham, MA25,27274%50%

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Source: The Dedham, 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.
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