Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School

5/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
12
Grades
5-12
Students
519
Type
Public charter
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Academics
4/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This means that most students at this school are not performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering (MCAS STE) Tests
Physics
81%
State avg: 70%
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
Science
42%
State avg: 54%
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English
100%
State avg: 91%
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5/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
93%
State avg: 85%
AP course participation
23%
State avg: 17%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
16%
State avg: 72%
7/10
Student progress

A promising sign

Students at this school are making more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Strong student progress (also known as student growth) means different things. In some states, the average progress is so low, that even strong progress may not prepare a majority of students for college and career. It also depends on the school's test scores.

Strong progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but the school is doing a better job at supporting their academic growth than most other schools.

Strong progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills and the school is a doing a better job at supporting academic growth than most other schools.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and what you can do to support the school's continued success.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
Black
59%
Hispanic
21%
White
16%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
11 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
44 :1
State avg: 357 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
20%
State avg: 14%
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12 Reviews
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Neighborhood
1 Westinghouse Plaza
Boston, MA 02136
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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