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Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School

Charter | 5-12 & ungraded | 335 students

 

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Posted June 8, 2011

My daughter has been at APR for the last 4 years since 6th grade, now in the 9th grade. I agree with the previous parent/reviewer, APR is not a school for students who does not want to try hard, because the staff/faculty provides the SUPPORT. You can set up a meeting at ANY time, and teachers are willing to meet with you. When my daughter was in the 8th grade, in the 2nd trimester, almost all the 8th grade classes were in danger of failing and therefore would have been retaine. The faculty/staff sprung into action under the astute leadership of the the principal Ms. Dickhaut, implementing an afterschool program whereby any student who were failing ANY subject by 70% would remain afer school until 4:15pm for tutoring. IT WORKED!! My daughter is one of the strongest writers in her 9th grade class, speaks Manderin Chinese, strong Math skills etc. It could only get better in 10th grade, and we owe it all the the VERY DEDICATED staff/faculty at APR!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

My son and his close circle of friends have been at APR since the 6th grade. They are now all seniors about to graduate and go on to college. APR offers opportunities for students to succeed academically and go on college that most other public schools in Boston do not. My son and his friends are all going to very good colleges, with very good merit based scholarships. This school is not for students who are not willing to try very hard. It has a rigorous academic program that allows it compete with most test schools in Boston. My son has been to China twice and speaks Mandarin Chinese well. I truly believe that APR has enabled him to go forward in life with a strong foundation. I have had nothing but positive experiences withe the entire faculty, from the principal to the teachers to deans. These are some of the hardest working people I have encountered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

This school has eally helped me advance in my school work perfromance I simply love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2008

My daughter has been at APR for 3 years started in the 6th grade currently in the 8th grade. What I enjoyed about the school is that the teacher s cares about the students, they want the students to exceed in school and outside the school. As a parent I get quick response back from the teachers when I send any email regarding my daughter or if I have any questions and her advisor is AWESOME (Mr. Tau). The academic is very rigorous at APR its college-preparatory school the skills that students pick-up during the years at APR how to deal with workloads that college brings and learn how time management is important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

APR really prepared me for the real world. That school opened my eyes to a whole knew world. Without APR, I would have never taken Chinese, or gotten the chance to spend 2 weeks in China on an exchange program. The teachers are so dedicated at this school. They care about their students and they are not satisfied until everyone succeeds. They believe in everyone and want everyone to strive for excellence. Any student who had the opportunity to attend APR should consider themselves lucky!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2008

It is a really good school. I've been at APR since 2005 and i plan on graduating that school being proud of where i came from compared to other schools. The teachers there challenge the students to expand their knowledge even more. I, myself and other students are glad to be at a wonderful school such as the academy. KAIZEN AND GAMBATTE! A place where you can find students striving for EXCELLENCE.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2007

they take all kinds of students, and then really bring them around to above average level. The teachers and the school deserve high praise for their dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

Although I am not a parent of a child in ths school, I am a proud graduate of the class of 2000. I would like to say that the caring staff and wonderful facility prepared me for my present endeavors and I would like to say thank you to all although I have found that a lot of the teachers have now moved on.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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60%

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74%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
21%

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 91% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students52%
Female59%
Male44%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students44%
Female46%
Male43%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female45%
Male42%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities12%
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I76%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I78%
Students with disabilities50%
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%
Female88%
Male72%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I80%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female53%
Male48%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities15%
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 Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I94%
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female83%
Male63%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I73%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
Female39%
Male36%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities5%
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
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I100%
Students with disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I92%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female71%
Male84%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I76%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
58%
Tech/Engineering

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

2013

 
 
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2010

 
 
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male78%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

55%

Average SAT score

1465

Graduation rate

98%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 57% 8%
White 20% 67%
Hispanic 17% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 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 50%N/A51%
Female 50%N/A49%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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