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Boston Collegiate Charter School

Charter | 5-12 & ungraded | 571 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted May 6, 2014

The only thing i disagree with BCCS policy is that if you fail 2 classes you get kept back! I think that is very unfair and it makes kids self asteem drop drastically! I noticed it in my child! I believe a lot of kids ends up dropping out because who want to be 18 in the 11th grade. some of the already have that disadvantage because they were born after september.They need to find a way to change that. Fail 2 classes go to summer school not get retained for a whole year! And tuturing and HW club i dont get the benefit of it...NOT FAIR !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2014

BCCS is overrated, the teachers abuse their power over the students, creating a relatively prison like environment. Also definitely not a good environment for a child of color. They also do not care what college you are excepted in as long you get in. they don't push kids to strive for the best but to only meet the standards as much as they will try to tell you they don't. I got into an exam school and they managed to convince me to stay, as well as my parents, by saying I'd get a scholarship through the MCAS to any state college if you get advanced and proficient. Come to find that only the top few percent will receive that scholarship within the district. The are great advertisers I must give them that, you really have to read the fine print with these tricksters. The Lower School and Middle School is great, but I regret not going to another high school. If your child gets into an exam school especially, send them there, they will benefit from it much more. The high school fails to help those in need of it, I know kids who go to tutoring everyday, do all of their work and they still are failing classes. Homework is ridiculous don't expect your child to have much of a social life.


Posted August 6, 2013

I have taught at this school for the past decade and it's incredible. High standards, warm and nurturing environment for teacher and students alike. Every student is accepted to college and it's a culture of achievement and success. I wish my own kids could attend but it's a public lottery and they haven't been lucky enough to get a good number.That is tough to take, but it makes me work even harder for those kids who do get in. I want to make sure they have the widest range of choices upon graduation. You will not find a more dedicated staff than at Boston Collegiate.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 13, 2012

i might go to BCCS, because of your reviews, i think my life will change, i'm going to six and if i get accepted in this school and staying till 12 grade i hope this school will make a big change to my life ! :')


Posted October 27, 2009

I go to BCCS and i love it. At BCCS, we have amazing friends and a great student-teacher relationship. People have said we get worked to hard, but i disagree. This school is just preparing us, not only for college, but also for our life plans. I love BCCS and i have beenhere from 5th grade and i will stay through 12th!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2005

their qualities of academy programs is the best l have ever seen, both in dicipline, home works (they have home work club to encourage scholars to stay for extral help in learning). Learning come first before any activities, encouragement are given to scholars and parent to paticipate in numerouse programes and activities with there children. Dress code and scholars appearances were enforced. Student were encourage to earn good grades.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

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 91% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students61%
Female65%
Male56%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners25%

Math

All Students55%
Female53%
Male55%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners44%

Science

All Students31%
Female33%
Male30%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners13%
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 Students83%
Female92%
Male72%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I83%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners54%

Math

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I78%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners54%
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%
Female98%
Male93%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Title I96%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female87%
Male62%
African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I76%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Title I98%
Students with disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female93%
Male82%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I86%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female56%
Male69%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities33%
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
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I100%
Students with disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I100%
Students with disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male94%
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I90%
Students with disabilities60%
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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2011

 
 
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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
71%
Tech/Engineering

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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 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

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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I100%
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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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

95%

Average SAT score

1503

Graduation rate

68%


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 57% 67%
Black 25% 8%
Hispanic 14% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 46%N/A51%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A35%
Female 54%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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