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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
Richard J. Murphy School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Dorchester, MA. It has 946 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
1 Worrell Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
Telephone
(617) 635-8781

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$62,021
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,445
National
$949
Median Home Value
$455,100
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
946
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
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Preschool

Annual Cost
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Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
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  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,790
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
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Well, the academics is alright and diversity is great. The food is still terrible, but then again it's a public school. I'm a past middle schooler here. Teachers need to be aware more on students; there's always trouble going around. I've been bullied there before and asked for teacher's help. They didn't do much to deal with it. I gave academics a 4/5 for advanced work class only though.
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I would choose this school again because of the AWC (Advanced Work Class) program. It helped people who took school more seriously focus on their work without getting distracted by the ones who did not care for school. My favorite experience was participating in Destination Imagination, an after-school club.
One of the highlights of my life is being involved in Destination Imagination at such a young age. The Murphy supported the arts when supporting this club. There were also sports clubs, history clubs, a few kinds of math-involved after-school activities.