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Marblehead Community Charter Public School

Charter | 4-8 & ungraded | 230 students

 
 

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Posted June 22, 2014

This school walks the walk. This is a very welcoming environment that encourages kids to be their best. With the students responsible for recycling, a school garden that is used in lunches, community service, enrichment classes, exhibition nights and an outstanding staff and principal. There is nothing lacking and my boys loved this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2013

Great school! My son loves this school. My wife and I love this school. We love everything about it-Head of School, teachers, curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

Mu daughter just graduated from charter . Over the years Charter encourage her to be responsable member of her comunity .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

MCCPS failed to meet 25% of the state's anti-bullying plan. There were problems at the school with bullying
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

MCCPS is a school the engages kids in the experience of learning. They work together enthusiastically, treat each other with respect, and contribute to their community regularly. MCCPS is a wonderful school for parents, too!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 27, 2010

Song Lyrics to Marblehead Community Charter Public School Song Written by Jack Krivit (Student Age 11) and John Krivit (Parent) The Marblehead Community Charter Public School Jack Krivit and John Krivit 8/30/09 C C7 Back in Nineteen ninety five F C That s when our school first came alive C G7 The Marblehead Community Charter Public School C C7 From the fourth grade to the Eighth F C Everybody takes their place at the C G7 C C7 Marblehead Community Charter Public School F C C7 In this big wacky building reconfigured as a school F G7 Serving students from the North Shore who want learning to be cool C C7 F C We are armed with a charter community is the rule C G7 C At the Marblehead Community Charter Public School C C7 F C A diverse population in this broad community C G7 At the Marblehead Community Charter Public School C C7 F C With a challenging curriculum and curiosity C G7 C C7 At the Marblehead Community Charter Public School F C C7 To sustain our school s mission well we have a head of school F G7 Who puts on three exhibitions every year a learning tool C C7 F C Together students parents and the whole community is the rule C G7 C C At the Marblehead Community Charter Public School C G7 C F C At the Marblehead Community Charter Public School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

MCCPS is a great school for anyone seeking a well rounded education. It services grades 4 through 8 and is located in the small community of Marblehead, Massachusetts. It is community based and students are motivated to achieve as engaged learners. I have been a reading teacher here since the school opened in 1995. Parents, teacher and students are highly involved and work as a community. It's the best!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 26, 2010

There is a spirit and energy at the school that enhances student learning, self esteem, and appreciation of individual learning styles and talents. The project based curriculum and evidence based assessments makes learning a real life experience. Staff partner with parents through on-going communication in a variety of formats, which enhances community support and cooperation. Smiles and cheerfulness abound year-round at MCCPS.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2010

We as parents truly appreciate that our children are in an enviorment that supports non-traditional learners within the classroom. Through Marblehead Charter's approach, we have seen our son go from nearly failing to working above his grade level. Willingly and independently! Amazing staff, amazing teachers, amazing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Individuality is really respected and celebrated, which in turn fosters a love of school and learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Children are empowered, responsible, motivated, and learning in an environment they can call their own. Children love to be there and parents are an integral part of the holistic learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

great school, great people, kids have lots of fun learning. very community orientated
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

MCCPS is a very special place, and the best school I have ever seen. The curriculum and approach is structured in a holistic way that shows the interconnectedness of all subjects, and its practical applicability to life and the world, in a way that no other school (to my knowledge) does.


Posted June 23, 2010

Fantastic and highly above average educational environment! An unforgettable school that has made a lasting and positive impression.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

Great academic programs (especially ALEKS and Rosetta Stone) and teachers! Kids are happy there and love this school. You can communicate any teacher or principal any time by email. My daughter feels lucky she got enrolled to this phenomenal school two years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

The Marblehead Community School (MCCPS) is an outstanding school for my son. He has prospered and thrived. He has been challenged, supported, and appreciated. The project-based curriculum crafted and taught by caring and able faculty has provided him with opportunities to demonstrate his understanding and to create new meanings for himself. The faculty and staff are first-rate folks who genuinely care about each student everyday. It is a true pleasure to have our son at MCCPS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2010

Once you go Charter, you never go back! Here are some reasons: fresh, healthy meals; hearing 'yes, or why not' when I approach teachers and administrators; open door policy; homework that makes sense in manageable amounts; longer academic blocks of time allowing kids to really chew on the material; cutting edge technology that keeps the kids learning to their fullest potential (ALEKS & Rosetta Stone); kids contribute in all aspects of the school like meal service, gardening, cleaning, governing; individualized academic challenges specific to the skill level of the students; small population so all the adults know all the kids and everything that's going on; open communication which utilizes a fabulous website, email, calendar, etc; Exhibition nights when the kids shine while presenting their work to the community; and a leadership that constantly demonstrates its commitment to do better every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

Excellent School! We have extracurricular activities every day! And our Acedemic Director is sooooo nice I give this school 5/5 on everything
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

outstanding !!! in everything very happy with everybody also children loves the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

I thought long and hard about what I wanted my childrens education to consist of over and above the 'american standards' that are mandated. MCCPS supplies just about all of the factors I was looking for. Their approach to fitness and nutrition is terrific. Understanding community and learning to be accountable for ones self are covered too, there are many wonderful reasons to consider MCCPS. My 3 children and I feel very lucky to be a part of this great school part of this great school. My 3 children love to go to 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 53% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female39%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged55%
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

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female81%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female54%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female57%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
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%
Female95%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female75%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
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

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female91%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
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

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female100%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female42%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
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

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50%
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26%
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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
White 89% 67%
Black 4% 8%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 53%N/A51%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A35%
Female 47%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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