Dorchester Academy



Dorchester Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Dorchester Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 104
10 92
11 91
12 93
UG 13

Dorchester Academy is a public high school of the Boston School District located in Dorchester, MA. It has 393 students in grades 9th through 12th. Dorchester Academy is the 302nd largest public high school in Massachusetts and the 12,536th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.6 to 1.

Total Students: 393
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 28.8

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Dorchester Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 213
(54%)
9,910
(51%)
 Female 180
(46%)
9,405
(49%)

Dorchester Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 262
(67%)
7,703
(40%)
 Hispanic 83
(21%)
6,058
(31%)
 Asian 19
(5%)
2,278
(12%)
 White 13
(3%)
2,822
(15%)
 Two or More 9
(2%)
357
(2%)
 American Indian 6
(2%)
67
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
30
(0%)

Dorchester Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 271
(69%)
11,991
(62%)
 Not Eligible 110
(28%)
6,069
(31%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 12
(3%)
1,255
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Dorchester Academy is ranked 112th out of 0 ranked schools in Massachusetts, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Dorchester Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (72.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 34.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Dorchester Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2009 431
2010 399
2011 393
2012 393

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2009 15.4
2010 15.2
2011 12.6
2012 13.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2009 0.7262180974478
2010 0.69423558897243
2011 0.77099236641221
2012 0.72010178117048

Compare Dorchester Academy to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,162.0% 11.6:1
 
1,360.0% 13.6:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 34.7%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 72.0%
 

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