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Lowell Community Charter Public School

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $160,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,140.

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Posted August 22, 2013

Very good school teachers are great all the staff are friendly love the uniform policy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2013

I am a former student, graduating 6th grade this year. I will be in 7th grade this coming school year and I can say with the utmost certainty that this school has prepared me for a new school. Hopefully it will be just as an amazing experience!


Posted April 10, 2013

This school was doing a downward Spiral but has turned itself around and is now a Level 1 School. This school is the Epitome of "Melting Pot" Great Teachers! Great Kids = Excellence.


Posted February 21, 2007

I transferred my son to the LCCPS from a private school located in Lowell. The quality of his education improved dramatically due to the diverse curriculum (including languages, art and music at the elementary level), dedicated teachers and staff, and flexibility in tailoring education to 'fit' the child while maintaining high standards and consistency in learning. I love this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2005

My Daughter started in the Kindergarten program and is now finishing her second year at the Charter school. She has grown so much academically and socially. The school is wonderful and is growing yearly. The curriculum that is being intergrated into the daily routines is above and beyond the normal public system. Parent involvement is growing as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2004

My two kids are learning very fast and is been easy for them to understand their teacher,wich is a great person.They always provided every info.That is need it for parents to know.I'm really happy with this place.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
20%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
27%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students50%
Female62%
Male39%
African American52%
Asian48%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners43%

Math

All Students74%
Female84%
Male64%
African American76%
Asian73%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I74%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners73%
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 Students40%
Female43%
Male37%
African American55%
Asian27%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners38%

Math

All Students40%
Female34%
Male48%
African American41%
Asian50%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners34%
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 Students60%
Female64%
Male53%
African American52%
Asian74%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners57%

Math

All Students59%
Female61%
Male53%
African American56%
Asian60%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners57%

Science

All Students34%
Female31%
Male40%
African American21%
Asian56%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners27%
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 Students61%
Female65%
Male55%
African American50%
Asian73%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners52%

Math

All Students73%
Female83%
Male58%
African American71%
Asian80%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I73%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners63%
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.

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Tech/Engineering

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

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All 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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 39% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 6%
Black 26% 8%
White 6% 67%
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 47%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A49%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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206 Jackson St
Lowell, MA 01854
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