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Pioneer Charter School of Science

Charter | 7-12 | 294 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $225,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,200.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted March 27, 2014

Very disappointed. I will elaborate in full detail at a later date on my poor review of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

I would Say that the school is okay for the 7th and 8th grade but I would not stay here for high school. It is such a small school where you don't get to meet that many people. If you do not enjoy science you should not be at this school as there are more enrichment opportunities for other subjects at other schools. There is no library but you are still expected to research, print, and read.


Posted February 9, 2011

It is a very strong school academically, and the discipline system works very well. Teachers are easily accessible for the most part, and they have an online student information system where I can log into my child's account and see daily homework assignments, grades, schedules, discipline activity, and attendance. We are very pleased we found this school! My daughter is happy and doing well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

The school is good academically, but not the best seeing as it is only 3 years old. The attitude of 70% of students are very poor because they were forced to come and are bitter. The discipline is good as well though they have somewhat of a ridiculous system , giving out 'points' when a student breaks a rule as though they were a toddler. But I guess when you compare this school to others in Everett it is the best, by far. But this is not a school I will stay in for high school. There are hardly any after school clubs except for sports and the few they do have are poorly organized.But it is a very tightly knit school(less than 300 students in all) and making friends is easy. A decent school overall.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2010

I love this school as a parent. The classes are small and everyone knows each other. The teachers get involved with the students and families. The leadership is awesome and the students are actually learning something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2009

It's the best school near Boston. My grades have dramatically improved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2009

Principal Leadership 5 Teacher Quality 5 Extracurricular Activities 5 Parent Involvement 5 Safety and Discipline 5
—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 71% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students77%
Female91%
Male64%
African American65%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I77%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female67%
Male57%
African American50%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities10%
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%
Female100%
Male84%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female92%
Male79%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female56%
Male56%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I56%
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 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

Math

All Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I99%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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Introductory Physics

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

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Tech/Engineering

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

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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 Students92%
Female86%
Male97%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I92%
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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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

92%

Average SAT score

1589

Graduation rate

97%


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 39% 68%
Black 30% 8%
Hispanic 23% 15%
Asian 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Science lab

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (617) 389-7278

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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