Dedham Middle School

Public 6-8

 70 Whiting Avenue
       Dedham, MA  02026


(781) 310-7000

District: Dedham

SchoolDigger Rank:
180th of 501 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,423 Help

Students who attend Dedham Middle School usually attend:

High:    Dedham High

Feeder schools for Dedham Middle School:

Elementary:    Avery
    Early Childhood Center
    Greenlodge
    Oakdale
    More...

Student/teacher ratio:  10.8
Number of students:  659

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.8%
Hispanic:
15.6%
African American:
7.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.7%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Dedham Middle School ranks better than 64.1% of middle schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 60. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.8%), Hispanic (15.6%), African American (7.7%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dedham Middle School is 10.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dedham Middle School is $19,423.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Dedham Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dedham Middle School 180th of 501 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Dedham Middle School in the ranking list.)

Dedham:

SchoolDigger ranks Dedham 150th of 325 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dedham Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 47.66 235th 399 41.1%
2007 47.80 238th 399 40.4%
2008 62.64 157th 407 61.4%
2009 56.90 193rd 409 52.8%
2010 57.31 191st 434 56.0%
2011 62.85 170th 449 62.1%
2012 68.95 150th 455 67.0%
2013 67.34 156th 455 65.7%
2014 67.08 157th 455 65.5%
2015 64.66 160th 441 63.7%
2016 67.70 148th 482 69.3%
2017 60.74 186th 487 61.8%
2018 52.62 223rd 484 53.9%
2019 64.01 169th 498 66.1%
2021 60.00 180th 501 64.1%

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

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Dedham Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 613 4 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 627
1989 584 6 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 602
1990 547 10 9 4 0 n/a n/a 0 570
1991 535 9 12 8 0 n/a n/a 0 564
1992 561 14 6 2 1 n/a n/a 0 584
1993 576 14 11 11 4 n/a n/a 0 616
1994 558 19 9 20 7 n/a n/a 0 613
1995 605 11 19 23 10 n/a n/a 0 668
1996 605 11 19 23 10 n/a n/a 0 668
1997 418 13 9 22 4 n/a n/a 0 466
1998 407 9 9 17 5 n/a n/a 0 447
1999 424 7 11 17 5 n/a n/a 0 464
2000 419 18 7 16 2 n/a n/a 0 462
2001 445 13 9 22 4 n/a n/a 0 493
2002 399 23 12 12 2 n/a n/a 0 448
2003 399 23 12 12 2 n/a n/a 0 448
2004 405 18 14 29 3 n/a n/a 0 469
2005 402 27 11 32 5 n/a n/a 0 477
2006 572 47 12 47 6 n/a n/a 6 690
2007 564 44 12 33 4 n/a n/a 8 665
2008 577 37 11 39 1 n/a n/a 9 674
2009 547 36 12 47 1 0 11 0 654
2010 521 51 16 63 0 0 12 0 663
2011 502 45 18 66 1 0 11 0 643
2012 490 49 25 70 1 0 14 0 649
2013 486 45 24 71 2 0 14 0 642
2014 490 52 25 76 2 0 13 0 658
2015 510 52 17 80 3 0 18 0 680
2016 493 46 13 95 1 0 18 0 666
2017 461 43 15 90 2 0 20 0 631
2018 442 36 16 90 1 0 18 0 603
2019 458 42 22 100 2 0 23 0 647
2020 476 45 17 106 1 0 29 0 674
2021 460 51 13 103 1 0 31 0 659

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 Dedham Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 627 n/a n/a n/a
1989 602 n/a n/a n/a
1990 570 n/a n/a n/a
1991 564 n/a n/a n/a
1992 584 n/a n/a n/a
1993 616 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 613 n/a n/a n/a
1995 668 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 668 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 466 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 447 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 464 n/a 0.0 0
2000 462 n/a 0.0 11.7
2001 493 n/a 0.0 11.2
2002 448 n/a n/a 10.9
2003 448 n/a n/a 10.9
2004 469 45.7 10.3 14.7
2005 477 45.7 10.4 17.4
2006 690 45.9 15.0 20.3
2007 665 65.0 10.2 21.9
2008 674 57.8 11.7 23.2
2009 654 56.6 11.6 22.9
2010 663 54.4 12.1 23.2
2011 643 56.2 11.4 26.3
2012 649 57.4 11.3 22.8
2013 642 57.6 11.1 28.2
2014 658 58.4 11.2 30.2
2015 680 58.0 11.7 28.7
2016 666 60.0 11.1 n/a
2017 631 59.7 10.5 n/a
2018 603 68.9 8.7 n/a
2019 647 60.4 10.7 n/a
2020 674 61.2 11.0 n/a
2021 659 60.8 10.8 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 Dedham Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 627 n/a n/a n/a
1989 602 n/a n/a n/a
1990 570 n/a n/a n/a
1991 564 n/a n/a n/a
1992 584 n/a n/a n/a
1993 616 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 613 n/a n/a n/a
1995 668 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 668 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 466 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 447 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 464 n/a 0.0 0
2000 462 n/a 0.0 11.7
2001 493 n/a 0.0 11.2
2002 448 n/a n/a 10.9
2003 448 n/a n/a 10.9
2004 469 45.7 10.3 14.7
2005 477 45.7 10.4 17.4
2006 690 45.9 15.0 20.3
2007 665 65.0 10.2 21.9
2008 674 57.8 11.7 23.2
2009 654 56.6 11.6 22.9
2010 663 54.4 12.1 23.2
2011 643 56.2 11.4 26.3
2012 649 57.4 11.3 22.8
2013 642 57.6 11.1 28.2
2014 658 58.4 11.2 30.2
2015 680 58.0 11.7 28.7
2016 666 60.0 11.1 n/a
2017 631 59.7 10.5 n/a
2018 603 68.9 8.7 n/a
2019 647 60.4 10.7 n/a
2020 674 61.2 11.0 n/a
2021 659 60.8 10.8 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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Dedham Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $182 (1.0%) $18,877 (99.0%) $19,059
2020 $282 (1.5%) $19,140 (98.5%) $19,423

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Dedham Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 169th of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 180th of 501 Middle schools
 2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Dedham Middle School)6250.3
 11.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Dedham)6149.2
 11.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5446.8
 7.2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Dedham Middle School)6243.4
 18.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Dedham)6042.5
 17.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5133.5
 17.5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Dedham Middle School)4440.4
 3.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Dedham)4339.8
 3.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4842.9
 5.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Dedham Middle School)5642.4
 13.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Dedham)5341.8
 11.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4834.7
 13.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Dedham Middle School)5439.1
 14.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Dedham)5138.4
 12.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5140.6
 10.4%
8th Grade Mathematics (Dedham Middle School)5436.3
 17.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Dedham)5135.3
 15.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4732.1
 14.9%
8th Grade Science (Dedham Middle School)4837.6
 10.4%
   8th Grade Science (Dedham)4737.2
 9.8%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4641.4
 4.6%
All Grades English Language Arts (Dedham Middle School)5443
 11%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Dedham)5148.3
 2.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5246
 6%
All Grades Mathematics (Dedham Middle School)5740.5
 16.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Dedham)5338.1
 14.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
All Grades Science (Dedham Middle School)4837.6
 10.4%
   All Grades Science (Dedham)4741.3
 5.7%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.8
 5.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students647659
 1.9%
African American4251
 21.4%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian2213
 40.9%
Hispanic100103
 3%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races2331
 34.8%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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