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Holyoke Community Charter School

Charter | K-8 & ungraded | 701 students

 

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Posted January 27, 2010

Holyoke Community Charter school provides an outstanding education and assist all students to achieve their fullest potential.


Posted November 20, 2009

I'm a student at HCCS, and I love it. They teach really well, the uniform is good, and I believe they are good at disipining the students that misbehave. I'm learning Spanish, and I think it's going really well. Yoy should definatly send your children here so they can learn and be ready for high school and colledge.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2007

I am so very pleased with the refreshing approach taken by HCCS. My daughter and I love HCCS, she actually looks forward to going to school. I commend the SABIS approach to teaching. Some how they make it a fun and exciting environment for learning. The concept of introducing students to Spanish during the developmental years is encouraging. The curriculum is challenging and I feel she will be more than adequately prepared for High School and beyond, with a bi-lingual advantage. HCCS teaches our children not only academics courses, but social skills that they will carry with them. Learning to respect each others individuality and being held accountable for their actions. The principal does a tremendous job of ensuring consistency and order. Children are polite and respectful. I asked my daughter what she liked best about her school, she said, 'the structure'. Children need that. Check it out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

I am a parent of two HCCS students and the current president of the HCCS Parent Connection. We chose HCCS because it offered a great curriculum (provided by the SABIS organization), had a uniform policy, had a Student Life component and taught Spanish to all of its students. We are very happy with our decision as our children are thriving in this wonderful school. Our Director, Dr. Sonia Correa Pope, is a diehard advocate for our kids and has worked hard to create an inviting atmosphere where children feel safe and welcomed. Our strong Parent Connection group works to provide communication between the school and our families as well as raise funds to provide great family events throughout the school year. HCCS celebrates our diversity, recognizes achievements, instills good values and builds leadership skills. HCCS is a home away from home and it welcomes all to be part of the family/familia.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
14%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
9%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
21%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
15%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
22%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
9%
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 Students29%
Female46%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I29%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female51%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I47%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students32%
Female40%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I32%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students20%
Female19%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I20%
Students with disabilities14%
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 Students42%
Female45%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female53%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female39%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I42%
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 Students45%
Female57%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students27%
Female25%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students54%
Female70%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female40%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students80%
Female89%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female66%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students22%
Female23%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Title I22%
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

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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 88% 16%
White 8% 67%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 82%N/A35%
Female 54%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2200 Northampton St
Holyoke, MA 01040
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