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Hampden Charter School Of Science

Charter | 6-11 & ungraded | 291 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

This school is absolutely amazing, the teachers really care, and the advanced curriculum allows for students to catch up with their global peers.


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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a

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 71% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
n/a

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 78% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
n/a

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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a

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 Students66%
Female88%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female76%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I61%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female48%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I49%
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 Students91%
Female97%
Male84%
African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students48%
Female39%
Male58%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female21%
Male59%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I39%
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 Students93%
Female87%
Male100%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female86%
Male100%
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female62%
Male83%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I73%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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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.

2013

 
 
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 Students67%
Female59%
Male74%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

72%

Average SAT score

1399


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
White 46% 67%
Black 26% 8%
Hispanic 23% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 49%N/A51%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A35%
Female 51%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Chicopee, MA 01022
Phone: (413) 593-9090

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