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Lawrence Family Development Charter School

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $148,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,050.

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Posted May 28, 2008

As a parent, I am very fortunate for having my child attend such prestigious educational facility. My child is receiving state of the art education at no cost. The statistical educational improvements are the results of the hard work, dedication, collaboration, and partnership of administration, teachers, parents, and community. Hats off to all of the Lawrence Family Development Charter School personnel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

The teachers at this school are phenomenal and the families are very supportive.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 3, 2005

Unfortunately, unlike its counterpart in Lawerence (Community Day) the same glowing review cannot be given of Family Dev. Charter School. Look at the Mass. Dept. of Ed. site view report from Nov. 2004. (mass.gov/doe - search under Charter Schools) There is a severe lack of organization & communication within/between the administration/faculty & parents/students. Sadly, some families are under the impression that their children are receiving a private school quality education for free! But it performs at or below the public schools in most areas. The school has a high turnover rate for employees, admitted by the Head of School. The reason given was because of the higher demand of paper work. Must be more than that! The only good things I can say is that we were fortunate to be blessed with a great teacher & the afterschool program is convenient. The school school needs a lot of change/improvements.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

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 53% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
35%

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 67% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%
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 Students57%
Female57%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners59%
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 Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%

Math

All Students58%
Female62%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
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 Students64%
Female63%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female60%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female42%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I50%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I78%
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 Students81%
Female94%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female63%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I54%
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female68%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female35%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I40%
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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


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 99% 16%
Black 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 43%N/A51%
Female 57%N/A49%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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