Dover-Sherborn Regional Middle School is a middle school located in Dover, Massachusetts. It has 523 students and 51 teachers and serves grades 6-8.
When compared to other schools in Massachusetts it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. Of middle schools in the Norfolk County it is ranked 1. Statewide, Dover-Sherborn Regional Middle School is ranked 1 for middle schools.
The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
The academic score for a school is determined by looking at a number of data points, such as student results on Massachusetts standardized tests. For academics, Dover-Sherborn Regional Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Massachusetts and received the grade of A+ for this measure.
The learning environment at a school is estimated by comparing a variety of factors such as teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. For learning environment, Dover-Sherborn Regional Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Massachusetts and received the grade of A+ for this measure.
Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to evaluate a school’s safety. Dover-Sherborn Regional Middle School received a grade of A+ for safety. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Massachusetts.
The demographics of the student body at Dover-Sherborn Regional Middle School are summarized below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.
A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
In the table below, the closest schools to Dover-Sherborn Regional Middle School are listed. Scores for the schools are listed in the table. For a full list of schools in Dover, go to the Dover, Massachusetts schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Thomas Blake Middle School||A+||A||A+||A+|
|2||Millis Middle School||A-||B+||A-||A+|
|3||E W Thurston Middle School||A||A||A+||N/A|
|4||Robert H. Adams Middle School||A||A||B||A+|
|5||High Rock School||A+||A+||A+||A+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.