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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $204,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,510.

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Posted August 1, 2010

No way, this school gets under a 5 star any parent that is mad that there student didn t graduate is because the school does not let up on being tough.


Posted August 31, 2009

Match is a school that pushes a child to be the best that it can be and this can be seen from the various test results and the high college acceptance. Althought my son struggles to meet the goals that is set before him, he is determine to succeed. The school population is diverse and parent's participation is greatly encourage. The school hours are long but in the end it is worth it to see your child succeed. the school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

I am very comfortable in giving this school a #5 - the staff members are committed and caring, the teachers are a dedicated group that are fully vested in giving personal attention to each student, and truly concerned about the education and welfare of each child entrusted to them. Relationships are forged beyond the years of high school, and there is such an outpouring of resources for each student. It's an amazing place to be educated, mature into adulthood, and prepare for life as a college student, and as a positive contributor to making students into the next generation of thinkers and doers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2008

Match school is though and it is not for everyone, my daughter had her up and down days, but it is challenging days, she was not putting her best effort last year but because of the strong rules and encouragement she is doing better, some might say it is not a good school, but those who left which is a few, when they enter another school they are on top of their grades due to what they had learn from match. if you want a school that teaches discipline, perservance and challenge then match is the one. I choose match because after the exams school in Boston, you have no good choose, our kids are performing as well as the exam school. and we did not have to do an exam to pick the the kids that come to our school, we get kids from all background. Great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2008

This school really makes students work hard! Every child has a tutor that he or she works with for 2 hours per day. They push students to meet their potential and they never give up on our children. My child has really improved in the 2 years he has been at MATCH. For the first time, he actually cares about his education and shares books that he is reading in english class. The school also has amazing results on the MCAS - all students pass and most get advanced and proficiency. The MATCH is in the top 10 for math, english and science scores. But the best part is that the school is like a family. the teachers, tutors and principal really care about the kids. When my child is at school, it is like another home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

this school is so cool i like coming here
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

This school is not good at all. I had to pull my child from this school because the things that were taught had big gaps in them and there seems to be no opportunity options for my child. I recently went over to Cambridge Rindge and Latin and enrolled my child, the extra-curricular activities are better and so are the clubs along with teacher involvement. This school has potential but it's not good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2005

Good people work here with the best interests of the students. As a Charter School, they are not a model that can't be duplicated (which is why Charter Schools came into existence). They rely on workaholic teachers, proximity to a university (for a steady source of college students to provide after school tutoring) and most disturbingly, they can't get by with what the state provides in funding. They run shortages of $300,000 or more per year and look to fund raising and private donations to offset this difference. As long as they can do that, more power to them. But it is NOT something that other schools can expect to do every year. PACRIM school is a much better example of what a Charter School should look like.
—Submitted by a teacher


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Female58%
Male41%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners8%

Math

All Students75%
Female82%
Male68%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learners63%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Female86%
Male52%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I68%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female75%
Male66%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I70%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female89%
Male79%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I82%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female75%
Male76%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female40%
Male52%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I100%
Students with disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I93%
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male96%
African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I99%
Students with disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students99%
Female100%
Male96%
African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I99%
Students with disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


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SAT participation

87%

Average SAT score

1304

Graduation rate

58%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 59% 8%
Hispanic 34% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
White 3% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 49%N/A51%
Female 51%N/A49%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Center for Ed Reform--National Charter School of the year (2007)
  • US Dept of Ed--one of 8 high achieveing high poverty high schools in US report (2006)
  • Mass Insg=ight Vanguard Award (2005)

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30am
School end time
  • 5:00pm
School Leader's name
  • Jorge Miranda
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (617) 232-2838

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Step dance
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Step dance
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