Mather School

1 Parish St, Dorchester, MA 02122 | (617) 635-8757
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Student Enrollment: 549
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School Description

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  • Mailing Address: 1 Parish Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Boston School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $21,744
  • Graduation Rate: 69.1%
  • Dropout Rate: 7.6%
  • Students Per Teacher: 13.3
  • Enrolled Students: 55,371

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 549
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 39.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 279 (50.8%)
  • Females: 270 (49.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 53 (9.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 416 (75.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 469 (85.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Mather School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.2%
Black20737.7%
Asian21739.5%
Hispanic8615.7%
White142.6%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Mather School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten6211.3%
Kindergarten8315.1%
1st Grade7914.4%
2nd Grade8014.6%
3rd Grade9517.3%
4th Grade7513.7%
5th Grade7513.7%
Source: MA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Mather School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on MCAS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science

MCAS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201036.0%37.0%63.0%
200936.0%31.0%57.0%
 
Math Test
201045.0%42.0%65.0%
200936.0%33.0%60.0%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201037.0%30.0%54.0%
200913.0%30.0%53.0%
 
Math Test
201032.0%28.0%48.0%
200916.0%27.0%48.0%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201033.0%40.0%63.0%
200935.0%--
 
Math Test
201031.0%39.0%55.0%
200940.0%--
 
Science Test
201015.0%21.0%53.0%
200918.0%--
 
Source: MA Department of Education 2009-2010

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