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  2. Diversity
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  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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Dedham Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Dedham, MA. It has 2,786 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
About Dedham Public Schools...
Address
100 Whiting Avenue
Dedham, MA 02026
Telephone
(781) 310-1000

Dedham Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
187 responses
Average ACT
25
42 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,786
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,417
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$49,481,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,912/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    3%

Dedham Public Schools Reviews

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It's a good place, but the arts (theatre, band, art, video production, etc) are severely underfunded and rarely cared about by administration.

The high school building is old and unsafe. There's been a "sewage backup" for the past year (or more) that makes the D-Wing classrooms smell along with some of the bathrooms and team rooms. Their way of fixing this is pouring cleaning products down the drains.

The teachers who DO care about their teachers make all the difference. The updates to the Avery school are great and should be implemented to all of the other schools, especially the high school.
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After attending Dedham Public Schools for 8 years, I knew continuing within that education system was not best for my needs. Coming from someone who was on the outside looking in for the majority of my time in Dedham, it is a hit or miss with this system. Special education is still on the rise in the school system as well as basic tolerance from many of the students. Bullying also has always been a huge issue in Dedham throughout all grade levels.
Dedham High has some really exceptional teachers that really care and help students succeed. I have enjoyed attending Dedham High and feel my overall experiences have been good. I wish the school systems where more individualized when it can to teaching each student. Instead of being all about the MCAS scores.