Dorchester High School (Massachusetts)

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Third home of Dorchester High School, 1925 - 2003. Current home of TechBoston Academy.

Dorchester High School is a defunct secondary school that was located in Dorchester, Boston from 1852 to 2003.


Dorchester High School was founded in 1852 in what was then the independent town of Dorchester, Massachusetts. In 1870, Dorchester was annexed by the City of Boston and Dorchester High came under the jurisdiction of Boston Public Schools.[1] When a new school building on Peacevale Road opened in 1925, the student body was split. Dorchester High for Boys moved to the new facility, while Dorchester High for Girls remained in the Codman Square building.[2] In a Boston School Committee vote in 1953, the school again became co-educational when the Dorchester High School for Girls was closed.[3] The school existed until 2003, when it was closed by the Boston School Committee to create the Dorchester Education Complex.[4]


  • 1852–1901 Dorchester Avenue at Centre Street
  • 1901–1925 Talbot Avenue, Codman Square
  • 1925–2003 Peacevale Road

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "A Chronology of the Boston Public Schools". City of Boston via Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "FIVE NEW SCHOOLS TO OPEN THIS FALL", Boston Globe, September 3, 1925
  3. ^ "17 Boston Schools to be Eliminated", Boston Globe, July 8, 1953
  4. ^ "COMMITTEE VOTES TO CLOSE FIVE SCHOOLS", Boston Globe, May 1, 2003
  5. ^ Helene Barbara Weinberg, Elizabeth E. Barker (2004). Childe Hassam, American Impressionist. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.).
  6. ^ "Dorchester High School Girls Bring Christmas to Codman Square", Boston Globe, December 23, 1951
  7. ^ "Alumni / Dorchester Education Complex". Boston Public Schools. Retrieved January 13, 2018.

Coordinates: 42°17′6.93″N 71°4′33.53″W / 42.2852583°N 71.0759806°W / 42.2852583; -71.0759806