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Boston School District

GreatSchools Rating: 3 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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26 Court St
Boston, MA 02108
Suffolk County
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PH: (617) 635-9050
FAX: (617) 635-9059

  • Grades PK-12 & ungraded
  • 55,027 students
  • 148 schools

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 MCAS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

English Language Arts
 32% (2013)
 35% (2012)
 36% (2011)
 37% (2010)
 31% (2009)
 29% (2008)
 32% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

Math
 47% (2013)
 38% (2012)
 41% (2011)
 42% (2010)
 33% (2009)
 36% (2008)
 36% (2007)
The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

English Language Arts
 29% (2013)
 30% (2012)
 29% (2011)
 30% (2010)
 30% (2009)
 25% (2008)
 31% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

Math
 32% (2013)
 29% (2012)
 29% (2011)
 28% (2010)
 27% (2009)
 30% (2008)
 27% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Science
 20% (2013)
 17% (2012)
 16% (2011)
 21% (2010)
 18% (2009)
 17% (2008)
 21% (2007)
The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 45% (2013)
 38% (2012)
 43% (2011)
 40% (2010)
 38% (2009)
 37% (2008)
 40% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

Math
 43% (2013)
 39% (2012)
 41% (2011)
 39% (2010)
 33% (2009)
 33% (2008)
 33% (2007)
The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

English Language Arts
 42% (2013)
 38% (2012)
 41% (2011)
 44% (2010)
 43% (2009)
 43% (2008)
 39% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

Math
 43% (2013)
 44% (2012)
 36% (2011)
 38% (2010)
 33% (2009)
 32% (2008)
 29% (2007)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

English Language Arts
 52% (2013)
 50% (2012)
 54% (2011)
 52% (2010)
 48% (2009)
 48% (2008)
 49% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

Math
 36% (2013)
 34% (2012)
 33% (2011)
 37% (2010)
 28% (2009)
 28% (2008)
 26% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Science
 13% (2013)
 15% (2012)
 10% (2011)
 10% (2010)
 10% (2009)
 10% (2008)
 8% (2007)
The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 58% (2013)
 63% (2012)
 60% (2011)
 58% (2010)
 59% (2009)
 57% (2008)
 55% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

Math
 36% (2013)
 35% (2012)
 34% (2011)
 34% (2010)
 28% (2009)
 34% (2008)
 27% (2007)
The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Science
 49% (2013)
 46% (2012)
 39% (2011)
 36% (2010)
The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 79% (2013)
 73% (2012)
 67% (2011)
 60% (2010)
 64% (2009)
 58% (2008)
 50% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

Math
 64% (2013)
 65% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 60% (2010)
 62% (2009)
 59% (2008)
 55% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • 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.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 MCAS Results by Subgroup

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students32%
Female37%
Male28%
African American25%
Asian49%
Hispanic25%
Multiracial49%
Native American9%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners15%

MathThis District
All Students47%
Female48%
Male45%
African American36%
Asian76%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial54%
Native American36%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners35%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students29%
Female35%
Male24%
African American20%
Asian55%
Hispanic23%
Multiracial36%
Native American29%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners14%

MathThis District
All Students32%
Female32%
Male31%
African American19%
Asian71%
Hispanic26%
Multiracial31%
Native American43%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners21%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ScienceThis District
All Students20%
Female20%
Male20%
African American11%
Asian43%
Hispanic13%
Multiracial26%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners3%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students45%
Female50%
Male39%
African American35%
Asian71%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial58%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners20%

MathThis District
All Students43%
Female44%
Male40%
African American27%
Asian82%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial46%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners28%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students42%
Female46%
Male37%
African American33%
Asian63%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial46%
Native American54%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners12%

MathThis District
All Students43%
Female46%
Male40%
African American30%
Asian82%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial46%
Native American46%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners23%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students52%
Female60%
Male45%
African American44%
Asian73%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial60%
Native American36%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners17%

MathThis District
All Students36%
Female38%
Male35%
African American23%
Asian76%
Hispanic30%
Multiracial42%
Native American14%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners14%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ScienceThis District
All Students13%
Female11%
Male15%
African American7%
Asian33%
Hispanic9%
Multiracial20%
Native American11%
White26%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Title I13%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners2%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students58%
Female68%
Male50%
African American50%
Asian78%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial65%
Native American67%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners23%

MathThis District
All Students36%
Female41%
Male33%
African American24%
Asian81%
Hispanic31%
Multiracial42%
Native American18%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners15%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ScienceThis District
All Students49%
Female49%
Male48%
African American37%
Asian78%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial47%
Native American43%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners15%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
African American76%
Asian88%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial83%
Native American85%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I79%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learners43%

MathThis District
All Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
African American54%
Asian93%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial67%
Native American72%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners33%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • 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 and 8 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 different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 MCAS STE Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Biology
 59% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 59% (2011)
 39% (2010)
 37% (2009)
 32% (2008)
 28% (2007)
The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

Introductory Physics
 35% (2013)
 37% (2012)
 34% (2011)
 25% (2010)
 24% (2009)
 13% (2008)
 18% (2007)
The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

Chemistry
 12% (2013)
 11% (2012)
 7% (2011)
 7% (2010)
 1% (2009)
 5% (2008)
 29% (2007)
The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

Tech/Engineering
 42% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 55% (2011)
 34% (2010)
 38% (2009)
 41% (2008)
 22% (2007)
The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering.
  • The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS STE 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.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

See Massachusetts' state standards

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 MCAS STE Results by Subgroup

Scale: % at or above proficient


BiologyThis District
All Students59%
Female63%
Male55%
African American40%
Asian78%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial60%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners9%

Introductory PhysicsThis District
All Students35%
Female35%
Male34%
African American30%
Asian67%
Hispanic28%
Multiracial39%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners10%

ChemistryThis District
All Students12%
Female7%
Male17%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Title I12%
English language learners8%

Tech/EngineeringThis District
All Students42%
Female39%
Male47%
African American31%
Asian82%
Hispanic49%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners18%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering.
  • The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

See Massachusetts' state standards

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 Teachers

 
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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
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EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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