Mather

Public PK, KG-5

 24 Parish Street
       Dorchester, MA  02122


 (617) 635-8757

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District: Boston

SchoolDigger Rank:
826th of 934 Massachusetts Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.7
Number of students:  617

Racial breakdown:

African American:
37.8%
Asian:
31.3%
Hispanic:
18.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.6%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 27, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Mather ranked worse than 88.4% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranked 41st among 67 ranked elementary schools in the Boston School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.43. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Mather is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (37.8%), Asian (31.3%), Hispanic (18%). (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mather is 16.7. 65 elementary schools in the Boston School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Mather employs 36.9 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Mather:

SchoolDigger ranks Mather 826th of 934 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Mather in the ranking list.)

Boston:

SchoolDigger ranks Boston 319th of 350 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Mather

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 8.57 812th 884 8.1%
2004 5.97 845th 882 4.2%
2005 8.88 823rd 887 7.2%
2006 18.42 771st 911 15.4%
2007 7.01 854th 911 6.3%
2008 8.98 847th 908 6.7%
2009 10.83 832nd 909 8.5%
2010 12.70 827th 920 10.1%
2011 15.32 800th 924 13.4%
2012 13.49 823rd 930 11.5%
2013 11.70 841st 928 9.4%
2014 14.96 817th 926 11.8%
2015 23.72 737th 914 19.4%
2016 27.40 720th 932 22.7%
2017 18.73 798th 938 14.9%
2018 15.43 826th 934 11.6%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, April 22, 2016

Open Quote I love this school so much more compared to a school nearby who has a much better ranking than the Mather. Whenever, I visit I feel so very welcomed, cared for and taken serious by stuff and teachers. The communication and exchange of information is superb. The parent council is very active and supportive. They keep us parents involved and informed thanks to active communication tools like the school´s website, emails and Facebook. On a monthly basis there are meetings where experts inform us of all kinds of pertinent information related to the school and the students like gardening projects, extending plans to a K-8, state wide tests, etc. Since the new principal, Ms. Nwosu, started to work there there are no more sweet treats allowed. No more sweet treat rewards. I love that! The teachers I dealt with so far are very kind, helpful and supporting. My child is very happy at the Mather. Pupils perform at least 2-3 times during a school year on stage in front of parents and teachers which boosts self-confidence in many of the pupils. (Nothing like this happened so far in the other school close by with better rankings!) So why are the rankings not the greatest? May be because the Mather doesn´t have an AWC program. So, once students qualify for AWC they will leave the school which is mostly in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, and leaves the students behind who didn´t make it.
I was very much torn apart to make the decision for one of my children to go to the better ranked school nearby and the other attending the Mather. Comparing the two I easily can say: The Mather rocks and convinced me all the way that it is the better school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Mather

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 110 416 22 59 1 n/a n/a 0 608
1989 98 385 27 57 2 n/a n/a 0 569
1990 104 368 69 61 2 n/a n/a 0 604
1991 111 352 114 57 2 n/a n/a 0 636
1992 105 325 154 46 2 n/a n/a 0 632
1993 88 312 207 32 5 n/a n/a 0 644
1994 71 306 203 26 5 n/a n/a 0 611
1995 82 275 203 26 3 n/a n/a 0 589
1996 82 275 203 26 3 n/a n/a 0 589
1997 74 283 196 32 1 n/a n/a 0 586
1998 71 310 187 36 4 n/a n/a 0 608
1999 64 306 186 33 5 n/a n/a 0 594
2000 50 312 188 32 3 n/a n/a 0 585
2001 35 321 188 40 3 n/a n/a 0 587
2002 26 275 167 47 1 n/a n/a 0 516
2003 26 275 167 47 1 n/a n/a 0 516
2004 21 252 160 46 1 n/a n/a 0 480
2005 17 246 147 54 1 n/a n/a 0 465
2006 13 241 151 64 3 n/a n/a 5 477
2007 16 260 162 87 3 n/a n/a 14 542
2008 17 230 183 88 3 n/a n/a 16 537
2009 16 236 199 90 1 0 21 0 563
2010 14 207 217 86 1 1 23 0 549
2011 20 204 205 106 0 2 23 0 560
2012 21 227 191 152 0 1 23 0 615
2013 25 237 183 131 1 0 21 0 598
2014 29 226 188 126 2 1 27 0 599
2015 30 231 189 116 2 1 30 0 599
2016 32 218 200 114 3 2 32 0 601
2017 41 233 193 111 3 0 36 0 617

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Mather

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 608 n/a n/a n/a
1989 569 n/a n/a n/a
1990 604 n/a n/a n/a
1991 636 n/a n/a n/a
1992 632 n/a n/a n/a
1993 644 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 611 n/a n/a n/a
1995 589 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 589 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 586 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 608 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 594 n/a 0.0 84.7
2000 585 n/a 0.0 77.1
2001 587 n/a 0.0 76.1
2002 516 n/a n/a 82.9
2003 516 n/a n/a 82.9
2004 480 28.5 16.8 84.8
2005 465 35.8 13.0 83.9
2006 477 34.5 13.8 83.1
2007 542 45.0 12.0 87.5
2008 537 39.9 13.5 84.3
2009 563 41.3 13.6 85.1
2010 549 39.5 13.8 85.4
2011 560 40.6 13.7 86.6
2012 615 44.3 13.8 78.9
2013 598 41.6 14.3 79.4
2014 599 36.9 16.2 83.8
2015 599 37.0 16.1 73.6
2016 601 32.0 18.7 n/a
2017 617 36.9 16.7 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Mather

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 608 n/a n/a n/a
1989 569 n/a n/a n/a
1990 604 n/a n/a n/a
1991 636 n/a n/a n/a
1992 632 n/a n/a n/a
1993 644 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 611 n/a n/a n/a
1995 589 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 589 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 586 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 608 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 594 n/a 0.0 84.7
2000 585 n/a 0.0 77.1
2001 587 n/a 0.0 76.1
2002 516 n/a n/a 82.9
2003 516 n/a n/a 82.9
2004 480 28.5 16.8 84.8
2005 465 35.8 13.0 83.9
2006 477 34.5 13.8 83.1
2007 542 45.0 12.0 87.5
2008 537 39.9 13.5 84.3
2009 563 41.3 13.6 85.1
2010 549 39.5 13.8 85.4
2011 560 40.6 13.7 86.6
2012 615 44.3 13.8 78.9
2013 598 41.6 14.3 79.4
2014 599 36.9 16.2 83.8
2015 599 37.0 16.1 73.6
2016 601 32.0 18.7 n/a
2017 617 36.9 16.7 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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