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Excel Academy Charter School

Charter | 5-8 & ungraded | 212 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2009

Excel Academy makes every student believe that thier 'destination is higher education', then they make sure they have the tools to achieve it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

Great school. Teachers and staff very professional. Kids seem engaged and eager to learn. The teachers are to be applauded for their effort. It is hard to find this kind of passion in a public school. Thank You
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

I love this school. I am a proud parent of two high honor roll students that attend her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

This year is my Daughter's second year at Excel and I feet that she is very fortunate to attend such an excellent school. My daughter is doing great thanks to her teacher's hard work and dedication. I am glad I made the choice to enroll my daughter at Excel. I know she is in the right path to excel in everything she sets her mind to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

My Daughter has been at Excel for 2 years now, I pulled her out of the Metco program in the 6th grade and she stareted Excel in the 7th. This has been the best experience for her! I believe the 'merit' & 'demerit' system is a true test of life! If you are not prepared and professional in school, how are you to excel in work & life?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

The school is excelent. The teacher are professional . The system they have of Merits and Demerits is a little stressfull for the children. There are so many reasons why you can get a demerit and no to many to get merits. It put the 'punishment' system in top rather than the 'reward' system. Anyway with many kids work because create discipline but stil also create stress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

Best school my daughter has been to, great teachers and support staff at all times.
—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 65% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students75%
Female83%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I75%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I74%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I82%
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students89%
Female82%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I89%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I77%
Students with disabilities30%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I96%
Students with disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I89%
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

English Language Arts

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female59%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I69%
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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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


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 71% 16%
White 16% 67%
Black 6% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 52%N/A51%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A35%
Female 48%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Charter School of the Year (2007)
  • 3rd in State on 8th Grade Math MCAS (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

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  • Painting
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Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:40pm
School Leader's name
  • Jocelyn Foulke
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (617) 561-1378

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Boston, MA 02128
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