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Hurley K-8 School

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Posted November 21, 2012

As both a grandparent and educator, I see my grandson advancing further and faster, both mentally and socially, than one of his parents or myself at the same age. After some trepidation, supportive staff and good parents enhanced his adjustment, Now, he is blooming. Thank you, Hurley!


Posted October 27, 2011

This is a school where the Principal marjorie soto) will be the amazing principal if you are a parent that can provide money or grants for the school if not don't bother having your child here because you as a parent and your child will be ignore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2010

It's hard to measure the test results for the Hurley when you take into account that it's a 2-way language immersion program. While still improving academically overall, the Hurley provides an amazing and immeasurable opportunity for kids to learn in 2 languages - which is a huge academic challenge to the kids. The Principal is very strong, the teachers are excellent, and the parents are extremely engaged in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

I think the hurley came a long way. Back in the day classes were very little, no gym, no library. The teachers have always been involved, and the principal (ms. Soto) is something to cheer about. Thank god for her.
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Posted September 21, 2008

The Hurley is a wonderful little school in the South End. Principal Marjorie Soto is an amazing leader and parent involvement is extremely high. In the two-way bilingual immersion program native English and Spanish speakers learn together in both languages. The school has recently added a gym, a library, and a playing field.
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Posted May 15, 2008

Hurley School is the poster child school for the renaissance of Boston Public Schools. With a very strong parents group raising millions for the schools over the past four years, the Hurley School is the best choice in BPS for the South End, Back Bay.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 57% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
45%
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 53% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
17%
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 65% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
20%
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 67% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
55%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%

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

All Students78%
Female95%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners62%

Math

All Students91%
Female100%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners83%
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 Students57%
Female62%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners32%

Math

All Students40%
Female38%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners21%
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 Students50%
Female58%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners21%

Math

All Students46%
Female42%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners14%

Science

All Students32%
Female25%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
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 Students40%
Female53%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners8%

Math

All Students60%
Female67%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners23%
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 Students69%
Female83%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students48%
Female62%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I48%
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 (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 Students64%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I0%
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 (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

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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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 75% 16%
White 16% 67%
Black 6% 8%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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