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Community Charter School of Cambridge

Charter | 6-12 & ungraded | 360 students

CCSC is known its culture of high expectations and its excellent teaching.

 

Living in Cambridge

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $397,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,370.

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3 stars

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2012:
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2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted August 12, 2013

CCSC is a gem. My daughter returns for grade 8 this fall. As she finishes her summer reading and gathers school supplies, I am so grateful we found this school for her. Last year was year of academic high points. The teaching was fantastic. Clear expectations. Deep and meaningful work. End of unit assessments that buck stereotypes of charter schools churning out test prep kids. For example, in science write a children's book using 2pieces of evidence from the fossil record to rove the theory of continental drift. Students succeed at this school. No one falls thru the cracks. Every student has an advisor and meets in advisory twice a week. Outstanding support systems. Teachers and staff do not lose any opportunity to connect with students, identify their interests, engage them in school activities or sports and recognize them for their achievements in and out of class. I do not love the intense behavior system but the structure is clear. Kids learn to comply. Unlike our previous school , teachers do not get hijacked re-teaching because of chronic incomplete homework and class work. This is a great school well worth consideration for any family seeking real college preparation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

CCSC is a great school. I am so blessed to have my children there. I have two children at CCSC. My son has ADHD and they help me and him. It's not an excuse for adhd student to have bad behavior. My son always have homework detention because of focusing and always forget his homework in the printer. I am mad when he has homework detention , but I understand that help him a little bit. My daughter is different she is very organized and never have an homework detention. I suffer for my son but at the same time the school help me to do the same work that I am doing at home. As a single mom, I am happy to have ccsc helping my children. The only thing I dont like is 2 phones call and 2 emails telling you that your child has a detention. It's depressing. Love you CCSC
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

I am writing this review as a parent who went through some sort of boot camp with my child. My son isn't wanted at the school so he faces an expulsion. He has ADHD and sometime receives behavior detentions, sometimes he receives hw detention. He has blessed someone for sneezing and got in trouble, missed a step on his homework and received hw detention. A friend of mine has a daughter who received detention for placing her homework in the wrong bin. They suspend and expell students often, the amount of kids in detention daily is unbelieveable and do are the reasons. I never knew how bad it was. I pray that more parents come forth and review this school. I saw a segment on the news about Charter schools and was horrified but it was too late. They have been doing alot of school cleanings lately, I hope this school gets properly cleaned. Our children are our future. They should not be faced with embarassment and low self esteem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

CCSC made statewide headlines for its 10th grade MCAS scores this year. They ranked #1 in the state in math with 100% scoring proficient/advanced on the test. Four years ago, many of these same kids scored poorly as seventh graders. In four years and in time to get the attention of good colleges, the kids are all succeeding. Whats more, every graduate from 2009,2010 and 2011 gained admission to college. Almost all of them went to four year schools. Places like Dartmouth and Bryn Mawr and Cornell... UMass, Boston College, Wheaton... This school doesnt get the credit it deserves... Great great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

The teaching is excellent at the school. The kids are safe and happy. I definitely disagree with one of the reviewers. You should visit the school- kids are totally engaged and will even come up to you in the hall or class and let you know what's going on in the school. I'm really impressed with the college acceptance rate and the fact that kids are focused on their future. I'm also really touched by the role of the advisors. Parents get calls home regularly- and not just for bad things. Kids are known well here, and that's really unique.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

CCSC is a good school, and it has the potential to be a great school. As noted by other reviewers, the facility is lacking--no gym, cafe, auditorium, lockers or library larger than a broom closet. Extracurricular activities are slim to none. But I disagree with other posters about the teachers--they are dedicated and talented. And unlike unionized teachers, they don't "punch out" at quitting time. My one criticism is that parental involvement in the running of the school (e.g., hiring committees) seems to be discouraged. Also, while student community is certainly valued, no effort is made to help parents get to know each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

Hate this school. There isn't any cafeteria, gym, or lockers, and the teachers are extremely strict (I got a detention for forgeting to put my name on the homework). Also, there's an enomous amount of homework. The teachers aren't that great, and they act like they can't wait for the day to be over. Since there's 20-25 kids per class, you can't get any one-on-one time unless you stay after school. If you go to this school, you'll have to spend 3-4 hours on homework just to get a passing grade.


Posted March 4, 2011

This school gives a lot of work and the kids don't really seem happy. I would go around the school and everyone looked dead and sad. You might want a good education for your kids but you need to care about their happiness, if a child is not happy they cant do good work, and they will fail all their classed, if you care about your child's happiness don't send them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

I hate this shool. This school is all talk but really no game at all. I would only recommend this school if your child has no life and is ready to spend lots of time on homework. I would say more that 3 hours and up if your entering for the 9th grade. And as you go to 10th,11th, and 12th it increases.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2010

This school is all about learning. The faculty and staff care about the kids and it's a close knit community. Disipline is harsh, but is consistant with Charter school policy. If a child wants to excel, there is every opportunity for them to do so. They can be tutored by mit and harvard students and resubmit and redo homework or quizes if they want to get better grades. They have AP classes for the older kids, and in the first graduating senior class this past year, one student got a full scholarship to Cornell! I think this school is a somewhat unknown gem in the Boston area, which is why my child was able to get in through the lottery! I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

It's a great school that has been making good progress on how to deal with the kids. They have a great system in place as far as academic and discipline wise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2006

This is a new school so it has not yet had the chance to find it's voice. It's a great school for parental involvement - parents are an integral part of school community and formation. The first year was a rocky and experimental year - the community was shocked to see how many disruptive, troubled kids were enrolled here for 'babysitting'. The result is an almost 'over disciplined' approach, that works, but is sometimes harsh. The teachers are passionate and full of young energy, but lack experience. It's a very touchy-feely liberal place, too full of 'diversity' training. Long school days are great for working parents, but tough on kids who have no time for friends, sports and chores. Classes and subject matter are interesting. There's a uniform dress code.
—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 67% in 2013.

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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

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41%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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81%

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81%

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80%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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58%

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67%

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48%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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31%

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22%

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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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100%

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100%

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74%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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89%

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51%
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

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Math

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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 Students71%
Female88%
Male57%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I70%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I41%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I85%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female64%
Male70%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I67%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female39%
Male47%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities19%
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
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I100%
Students with disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female86%
Male96%
African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I90%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I84%
Students with disabilities50%
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.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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89%

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72%

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63%
Tech/Engineering

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

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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

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English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

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African Americann/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Students81%
Female81%
Male79%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I81%
Students with disabilities55%
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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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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SAT participation

84%

Average SAT score

1436

Graduation rate

86%


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 67% 8%
Hispanic 24% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
White 2% 67%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 44%N/A51%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A35%
Female 56%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Boston (50%)
Cambridge (30%)
other towns (20%)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 91% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Wentworth Inst. of Technology
UMass
Wheaton College
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
Creole
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Commendation School" for student academic growth (2010)
  • 10th grade students rank 1st in statewide MCAS performance, 100% score advanced/proficient (2012)
  • 10th grade students rank 1st in statewide MCAS performance, (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club: Step
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • Other
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Creole
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:40 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 4:45 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Caleb Hurst-Hiller
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (617) 354-3624

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Internships
  • STEM
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • Other
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Creole
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club: Step
  • Gardening
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Math club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


3 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
152
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
512
Students typically come from these schools
Boston (50%)
Cambridge (30%)
other towns (20%)

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Massachusetts
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 91%
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245 Bent St
Cambridge, MA 02141
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Phone: (617) 354-0047

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