Mather Elementary School

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1 Parish St

Dorchester, MA 02122

(617) 635-8757

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 630

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

7 Parent Reviews for Mather Elementary School

My daughter just completed her second year at the Mather. After visiting many local schools, we felt confident that the Mather principal and teachers would provide a great environment and a love of learning. We haven't been disappointed! Our daughter participates in art, science, ballet, library, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/09/13

The Mather has good ideals, just no great way to implement them. Both the principal and vice principal are white ladies with no children. They are cold and lack reliability to the families their school services. Although the principal wants to change the school for the beret she is unreceptive to cultural ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/22/12

I attended the Mather School from 1959-1962 and got the best education! I still remember every teacher's name and went on to Girls Latin School (eventually college and grad school.) They separated children into two buildings back then. I started out in K-3 (1955-1959) at the Edward Southworth School ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/15/11

I was a student of the Mather School over 20 years ago. I still remember everything from my childhood that was memorable. Just about everything. I now live in Florida. But I will always remember my elementary school that got me started to the road to a better life. Thank you, Mather School! Angel Torres. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/10/11

I went there in the third grade in 1963. This is where I learned that President Kennedy was shot. I loved the school and I had an excellent teacher. She taught me to love reading.

Posted by a other on 06/18/10

I am a new parent at the Mather. I have an 8 year-old son in the second grade. This is his first year there and so far we love it. I am very pleased with the school's mission and see it in action everyday. The teachers are all educated, warm, and dedicated to the children, which I feel is very important. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/02/09

I love the mather school. Being a parent and resident of boston its very difficult to find a good public school in this city, but after extensive investigation we chose the mather for our 8yr old son who is in third grade now. The principal, mr. Bott, is excellent.. He'll do anything to get what the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/10/05

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Test scores for Mather Elementary School

MCAS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Mather Elementary School
Boston Public Schools
* 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.

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Dorchester schools — Mather Elementary School is located at 1 Parish St, Dorchester MA 02122. 1 Parish St is in the 02122 ZIP code in Dorchester, MA The school district for Mather Elementary School is the Boston Public Schools. Mather Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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