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Foxborough Regional Charter School

Charter | K-12 & ungraded | 1200 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $315,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,200.

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Posted May 23, 2014

I have been going to this school since I was in kindergarten, I am now a sophomore. this school is nothing but great and high achieving. we are challenged academically and socially, in a positive healthy way. most of the parents posting reviews on this are mentioning the iep and 504 programs. in my opinion, my honest opinion, I believe that these systems are wonderful for the students. they have special learning groups that get pulled out for standardized testing so that they can get the help they need. certain teachers are called upon for certain students to guide them through the school day and to have one on one time within the school classrooms and grounds.I honestly love this school and most of the people that left in grade 8 to go on to other high schools thought that if they left, they would get an easier work load and be challenged less. most of my friends that left for high school wish they hadn't had left. I am honored to have such great teachers and student body and to graduate from this school in two years. this school does nothing but make your child strive to be as good as they can and to prosper so that we are ready to go into college and into the real world.


Posted April 2, 2014

Our school is amazing with their education programs. The teachers are outstanding with their compassion to excel their students. We transferred to the school and now in the 5 year of attending,we as parents love the school and our 8th and 10th grade students want to stay till their senior year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

I have been attending FRCS for several years so I will give my honest opinion about the school. I hate it very much. If u have heard about FRCS before, you probably heard about how so many of the seniors graduate and go onto college. Now, one must remember that FRCS is comprised of around 1000 students, from grades k-12. This means that the population of the grades 9-12 ( I would call it high school, but honestly, its the same as the middle school there, just different teachers and considerably less students since most of eighth graders there left when they were going to grade 9 because they hated the school so much) is very small compared to most high schools in America. The graduating class of FRCS is usually comprised of about 60 students. Yes, I said that right. They are around 60 students each year in the senior class. so when they say that so many of their students go college and whatnot, keep in mind that there are only 60 of them.


Posted May 6, 2013

There is NO Special Education Director at this PUBLICLY Funded Charter School. Be very wary of this school. It is NOT all that it is cracked up to be. Many Children are at risk and are behind their peers if they transfer out. Don't believe what these administrators tell you-this school teaches at GRADE LEVEL according to the Mass Frameworks and they DO NOT support children that struggle or are behind. It may be a good fit for some-but it most certainly is not a choice above OUR local district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2012

DO NOT send your child to FRCS is they are on an IEP!! We lasted two years and it was the most stressful two years of my families life. The staff did not understand my Childs learning disability nor did they try. They are all talk, I know there are several parents of children on IEPs that have similar concerns. I have read other reviews on this site concerning this issue, PLEASE take these reviews seriously!! You have to stay on top of the staff at all times, they are always on the offense and even when they want to help they don't always work as a team. There is diffidently an internal conflict and it effects the SPED students greatly. Administration is extremely political and it surprises they get away with what they have put these children through. As a parent you have to be on the defense and be ready to be aggressive. They are not a partner in education, I had a choice I left. My child is so much better off now, getting the services he needs from his him district. Please remember I review is from the perspective of a child who receives SPED services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2012

My children are in 1st and 2nd grade and both are great students. They were reading when they got to Kindergarden and teachers gave them extra work so they would not be bored and pulled them out of class when something is easy so they could do advanced work. Great school they love learning spanish and it's a longer school day than a typical public school. Not to mention they have uniforms so childen don't have that distraction to deal with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2012

Our son is a Kindergartner at FRCS and we could not be more pleased. I can go on and on with kudos but with brevity in mind here are the standouts: 1.) Staff We have spoken on numerous occassions with several of the staff and each has been more than willing to chat with us, discuss our issues in detail, and drive forward to a resolution in a fast and efficient manner. 2.) Facilities The kindergarten classrooms are state-of-the art in both their technology and resources available to the students. 3.) Lines of Communication At any given point we have full access to both the teachers and directors at the school which is important to us as parents. 4.) Quality of education When my son entered Kindergarten he could not read nor was his site word list large. The other evening he read a book to me, talk about a WOW moment! Also, he is already speaking spanish. I can t say enough about how lucky we feel that our son hit the jackpot and won a seat in the lottery. We look forward to 1st grade. The Frolio Family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

MY school is awsome don't you forget it. There is a super long waiting list. WE are learning stuff a grade above our level. We talk spanish everyday and have a community service club. We just got a new highschool/middleschool building, Gym, and cafeteria. The library was just reventanated. We have a huge amount of sports like Soccer, Basketball, baton, Track, and cheerleading. They are all lead by fantastic coaches. I am currently in 6th grade. I have been going to this school sense i was in 3rd grade, and started baton in 4th. When i first started going here i hated dreess code. as the years went on though i really didn't care anymore. I realized it was so we wouldn't be distracted. I have made many friends at schooland it gets kids excited. I have many friends in lots of other grades too. ONe was a girl named cossette harris. you may know her. SHe is currently a senoir. SHe is on the baton team and is really nice. There is one teacher that stands out to me the most. Her name is Mrs. MOran. she is my math teacher and we relate in so many ways like she did the same sports as i did. I hope to stay at this school to my last day of highschool!


Posted December 26, 2011

My daughter started at this school in Kindergarten, and is now in 3rd grade. I really feel that all in all, this is a good school. They tend to have good core values that they teach the kids, and the families for the kids are in very involved in the well being of the kids and the school. The fact that this is from kindergarten through high school is a huge plus, as the kids are allowed to get comfortable in thier school and their enviorment, and the dress code allows them to stay focused on the things that are important, rather than the latest fashion trends. All of the older kids in the school all seem to have really good attitudes, and they seem to help out with the activities for the younger kids. Teachers keep in touch through e-mail when you have questions or just want to check in, which is very convienient to keep informed. They are finishing up on updating the school and expanding, which was much needed for the kids, so the future looks bright. If I had to point of any negatives, I would have to say that the area where the kids are picked up after school is too small and seems dangerous. I am surprised there have been no accidents. Also, it can be hard to get help from admin
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2011

We have attended the charter school for 11 years. K-4 grade was a wonderful experience for my children. The teachers were great! From 5th grade on it has been an up hill battle. I kept thinking it was growing pains and things would improve but it hasn't. Class sizes are to big and there is not enough support in the class rooms ( with teacher aides) for each teacher to adequately accommodate all of the needs of their students. The number of students within a class that require accommodations have increased significantly. Children with IEP's and 504 plans suffer greatly. The special ed department leaves a lot to be desired. Lots of talk but no legitimate support or consistent action. They know what to say to keep them legally out of trouble. It is always easier to blame the child or parent than hold a teacher or school system accountable. The administration is defensive regardless of the situation. There is not a lot of support for parents especially if you are questioning the actions or policy of a staff member. The partnership between school and parent is non-existent unless you are complementing them. Very frustrating place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

Gone WAY down hill since we enrolled 6 years ago. Administration is atrocious and incompetent. Transportation is dangerous; children not safe on their buses. Children are herded around like cattle, wait in long lines for everything and are constantly yelled at to keep quiet. Most teachers can't be bothered to take students out for recess, so the few minutes break they get is spent indoors (even in good weather) where again, they are yelled at to keep quiet. Half the teachers we have had are equally horrible. E-mails are consistently unanswered, repeated requests for conferences are ignored. My child reads way below grade level, but the only attention the schools pays to this is a letter in early June telling me he should go to summer school. When I try to address it during the school year I am told he talks too much. My children are not happy at this school, but sadly it is a better alternate to our local public school. They pride themselves on their academcis. I find it to be nothing more than an overload of paper task. There is very little hands on learning for young children and no creativity whatsover.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

The only reason I didn't give the school 5 stars is because the school grounds could use better quality construction, design, and landscaping. But, they are slated to get a federal grant so it will improve. As far as the education and teachers, I've been very impressed. Reports are online, easy access to teachers, class room size is adequet, and they have special teacher/tutors who will pull children aside for special attention if needed. They are also already teaching Spanish in Kindergarten. It's like a free private school. As far as friendly environment for people of color that is a bunch of hogwash. I'm half Latino and have seen several different kids of color from Indian, African-America, Asian, etc. The 'color' population in the school is definitely no-less than the % of those cultures in the surrounding community radius. I can't even pronounce some of my children's friends names.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

Foxborough Regional Charter School (FRCS) is great academically. Children are learning on average a grade higher than their present placement. However, it is not a friendly environment for people of color. FRCS does a horrible job in maintaining cultural competencies. Out of the entire faculty there is only 2 Teachers of color. (African American) This is unacceptable as the population of Haitian speakers, and African Americans tend to increase each year. As a school whose motto is 'Enter to Learn and Exit to Lead, they are doing a horrible job in leading the call to increase the diversity on their staff and implement organizational wide diversity training. There lacks diversity on the Schools leadership team, no diversity centered parents' group neither is there any diversity on the FRCS Board. Should you decide to send your child-of-color to FRCS, ensure you are very involved in EVERY aspect of your child learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

I have to say that the benefits of this school far outweigh the cons. I have sent my older children to 3 schools (2 top rated) and this is by far my favorite and will be the only school my children attend (at least for Elementary School). My children are exposed to such a variety of children-it's wonderful! Growing up in the city, I really wanted my children to be exposed to other cultures, colors, religions, socioeconomic status' etc. Dress code is wonderful, and I LOVE that they really learn spanish at such a young age. I do agree it has it's issues with the building/grounds & parking lot, but I think my children are getting a great education and in the end, that is what school is about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

I am so glad I go there. I have been attending this school for eight years. Let me tell you, I wouldn't trade this school for any other. Yes, as many parents posted, we don't have a million dollar playground or enough buildings to get lost in when trying to get to your Math class. But the overall, it's a great school. Teachers are kind, and are always there to help- during student life, academic enrichment, before and after school. Dress code is essential to my review. It all began as a dread, but as the years passed I had noticed that the dress code had really affected people during class. Spirit days always distract people (wearing neon yellow sweatshirts, pink t-shirts, pajamas, etc.) Most of the students in myself have grown to appreciate our school, no matter how small it is or what we are limited to wearing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2008

I am one of the original kindergardeners who began attending FRCS when it first opened in 1998. I am now a sophomore, and have nothing but good things to say about the school. Lower School was great - I was always eager to speak to my relatives in Spanish when they asked how I was doing in class. Upper School is an absolute blast. There are so many leadership opportunities available through the Student Life Organization: tutoring/mentoring, event planning, SADD, student-run clubs, etc. Meanwhile, everyone has high academic goals and a strive to learn. Lots of challenging honors classes; pre-APs in english, biology, chemistry, and (soon) Spanish are offered starting in 10th grade to prepare students for APs. Expectations are high but within reach and help is always there when you need it. Don't judge FRCS by its appearance; it's really an amazing and unique place.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2008

I am a parent of an elementary school child. I have always been impressed by what child learns. My child comes home happy, seeming to have been very carefully and well disciplined. Academic expectations high. However, orientation is poor. The elementary school principal surely has many gifts, but connection with parents has not been one of them. At public events, she isolates with staff, doesn't actively engage with parents or students. Doesn't even say hello. Her letters to parents have sometimes been rude, defensive and arrogant. She has not followed through on e-mails. Parents are not given opportunity to regularly give feedback or evaluate school or principal. Unsafe -- playing in parking lot, kids walking close to moving vehicles, sticks and stones all around school which some kids have bullied others with. Unwelcoming, abysmal landscape -- weeds, trash, dead leaves and plants everywhere... real turnoff. Athletics sorely lacking -- no facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

A great,challenging school working to create a culture where it is 'cool' to be smart.Spanish in kindergarten- a definite plus.Teachers are enthusiatic, easy to communicate with and responisve to parents concerns.Mr. Logan is wonderful,as is Ms. Altham-Hickey.The school doesn't 'teach to the middle' but seeks to challenge those who are at an more advanced level w/ more challenging opportunities esp. in reading,math.Discipline is under control- the 'card change' system in the lower grades is effective.As others have stated the aesthetics of the facility aren't as important as a quality,challenging academic environment.Additionally, FRCS is working to shape children into 'good citizens'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2008

I am a parent who had two children attend FRCS for six years. It is an academically challenging school. When you come here you need to be able to put a lot of team effort in organizing your child's schedule. There is a lot of pressure to perform and do your very best. They do a great volume of test weekly and parents need to expect this. If your child is on an IEP, to keep on your toes and attend those SPRC meetings so that you can have the support you need. D.P of Walpole,MA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

A previous poster noted there are serious reading issues within the school. This would definitely be an opinion, and far from what we experience. In our experience the reading program is strong, and the unique strengths and weaknesses of the students are assessed and addressed continuosly throughout the year. The teachers do a great job at leveling their classes for guided reading and the kids excel within their groups. In our opinion, The reading program is top-notch. All of the academics are, and spanish is the silver lining. So the kids don't have a $100K playground... They use their imaginations and still manage to have fun at recess. It's not about the facility, but what goes on inside the brick and mortar. I would prefer my kids play 4 score and recess and receive a challenging, quality education. They can play on any area playground after school.
—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 57% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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77%

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67%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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69%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
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 53% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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2010

 
 
53%
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 65% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students73%
Female82%
Male62%
African American59%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
African American41%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
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 Students65%
Female70%
Male60%
African American57%
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female55%
Male62%
African American39%
Asian72%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male86%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners70%

Math

All Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners16%

Science

All Students81%
Female75%
Male88%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners46%
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 Students69%
Female79%
Male57%
African American42%
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female73%
Male51%
African American29%
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities17%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male76%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
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%
Female89%
Male68%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities66%
English language learners60%

Math

All Students45%
Female49%
Male41%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners20%

Science

All Students32%
Female28%
Male36%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners10%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female84%
Male89%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female66%
Male71%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
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 (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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
n/a
Introductory Physics

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
Tech/Engineering

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

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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 Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students65%
Female56%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
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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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

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

80%

Average SAT score

1532

Graduation rate

100%


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 60% 67%
Black 21% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Hispanic 6% 16%
Two or more races 4% 3%
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 15%N/A35%
Female 54%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school 20 towns comprise our "in district" area - Please view on our website under about us.
Colleges most students attend after graduation Please view our full college matriculation list under our Admissions page of our website.
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • 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
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mark Logan
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (508) 543-7982

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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  • Foxborough Regional Charter School is a unique K-12 community of learning where expectations of academic achievement are high, a solid commitment to serving others is valued and integrated into the daily curriculum and leadership opportunities are woven into every corner of our foundation. FRCS challenges teachers and families to work in partnership in order to ensure that all students are prepared with college readiness and 21st Century skills upon graduation.
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Students typically come from these schools
20 towns comprise our "in district" area - Please view on our website under about us.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Our college matriculation list is posted under our Admissions Page of our website.
College preparation / awareness offered
Community college courses
College prep programs/courses during the year
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
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131 Central St
Foxborough, MA 02035
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Phone: (508) 543-2508

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