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Codman Academy Charter Public School

Charter | 9-12 & ungraded | 149 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $242,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,330.

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Posted November 27, 2012

This school is a marvelous gift, to the students, their parents, and the greater community. It provides a caring and supportive environment where students can learn and develop valuable life skills. The administration and the faculty are highly qualified and very deeply committed to the success of each student. Codman Academy Charter School is what every school should be. We are blessed that our son is able to study here. Wonderful!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2010

I am an alumni from the Class of 2009 and had the pleasure to be at Codman Academy for four years. The opportunities that you encounter at the school are unbelievable. I had the chance to go to South Africa for two weeks and enjoy the beauties of Cape Town, Johannesburg and East London. Besides getting wonderful opportunities the teachers at the school are always there for you. I wasn't that great in math but the teacher I had help make it possible for me to understand what was going on. The teacher stayed later than school hours to help not just myself but others. It is not only just this teacher that is dedicated to helping the students but it is every staff there. The school has a family knit bond and I wouldn't trade it for the world.


Posted December 1, 2009

Lessons are frequently poorly planned. Discipline is uneven.
—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 91% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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85%

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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73%

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70%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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57%

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59%
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 Students92%
Female100%
Male78%
African American88%
Asiann/a
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Multiracialn/a
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Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female78%
Male59%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I71%
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.

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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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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53%

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56%

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54%
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

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

Chemistry

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English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Students68%
Female74%
Male57%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I68%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


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SAT participation

58%

Average SAT score

1233

Graduation rate

63%


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 85% 8%
Hispanic 11% 16%
White 2% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 44%N/A51%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A35%
Female 56%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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Performing and written arts
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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 5:00 pm
Fax number
  • (617) 287-9064

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Performing arts
  • Drama
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637 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone: (617) 287-0700

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