School Details

Dever Elementary School

325 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8694
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 482 students 12 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

16%
32%
57%
38%
47%
67%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
29%
53%
29%
32%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
45%
65%
24%
43%
61%
1%
20%
51%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dever Elementary School is a public elementary school in Boston. The principal of Dever Elementary School is Vivian Swoboda. 482 students attend Dever Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. 90% of the 482 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Dever Elementary School is 12:1. Perkins Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Hispanic 55% 38%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 38%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 74%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My duaghter has been going to this school for years..if shed ever left it in the middle of her elementary school years she'd die.Thats what makes it a perfect school for her.She is an exellent smart little girl who knows things that college students dont!Not everyhting but somethings.I definetly think that the Paul A Dever is the most exellent elemenary school in the world.

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