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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Doherty Memorial High School is an above average, public school located in Worcester, MA. It has 1,542 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
About Doherty Memorial High School...
Address
299 Highland Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Telephone
(508) 799-3270
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Doherty Memorial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1150
232 responses
Average ACT
26
16 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$82,161
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,012
National
$949
Median Home Value
$256,257
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
46%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Friday night football games at Foley Stadium
    59%
  • Pep Rallies in the gym before every vacation
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    12%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,542
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,315
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,299/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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My son is an honors student and a three sport varsity athlete. He is supported not only in the classroom, but on the playing field as well. Teachers respond immediately to emails and the environment is most welcoming. He has been able to take AP courses since freshman year and the rigor in his classes are more than preparing him to tackle College academics. He works at least 3 hours on homework each night. The faculty and staff are most supportive and commend students for their achievements. I am proud to say my son attends Doherty Memorial High School!
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Doherty is great when it comes to their engineering program which I am a part of. The teachers within it communicate and work well together, forming team projects and things that are nice. While this is good, there is also the fact that the part of the school that isn't the engineering program is failing. The school board struggles with finding proper teachers for subjects like the sciences and the arts. What also makes things worse is how the school as a whole is basically a maze. There are hallways that don't match up/are different sizes, there are room numbers that are out of order, different floors that are on the same floor, and ramps that serve no purpose whatsoever.
My Junior year, I had transferred to Doherty Memorial High School. Coming from Fitchburg High ( a smaller sized school) it was nerve-racking going to a bigger populated school such as Doherty. Also keeping in mind that it was my junior year, it was a rather difficult transition. I wasn't ready to leave my peers and start all over. I had just gotten comfortable where I was and that was all going to change. It wasn’t easy making friends, but i found a few people that have made my doherty experience well worth it. The transition was not easy, but i think that was the part that i reflect back on now and appreciate. I believe me going to Doherty was for a reason and now more than ever it has prepared for any difficult situation life may throw at me.