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Roxbury Preparatory Charter School

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $395,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,330.

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Posted April 9, 2014

My daughter has just finished her 3rd quarter of her 5th grade year at RPC. the Mission Hill campus is now 5-8th grade and there will be a HS that the students will be able to feed into in 2 yrs (2015-2016). there are so many positive things about this school it is hard to pick just one. the teachers are great with the kids and they are there for the students if they need extra tutoring help. the school is more academically rigorous than my daughters other school in JP, so she isn't as bored as she used to be. there is also much more discipline which is great because it keeps the kids on task and ready to learn. because the school gets some corp. funding they are able to give the students incentives to work their hardest. field trips for making honor roll are one way. the school isn't very ethnically diverse, and even though my daughter is a minority at RPC she has had far fewer instances of bullying here.i think one of the only things i would change doesn't even really involve the school. on the RPC website run by uncommon schools they compare the MCAS scores of RPC students to "MA white students"! Really? i thought we were trying to teach kids not to think like that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

I am a RPC parent and my son will be graduating from there in June 2005. Although it was a rough 3 years, it was beneficial and helpful just the same. My son had it very rough with their curriculum the first year but as time went on he found it a little easier. Even though I may have not agreed with their entire way of discipline, I do know that it was all in the best interest of my child. Even though they do not offer a wide variety of sports, they do focus heavily on education. RPC does inform all entering 6th graders and parents that it is very tough being both the parent and the student. Overall, I would recommend RPC to anyone who likes a challenge and the end result be very positive.
—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.

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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 67% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students58%
Female62%
Male55%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female64%
Male61%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities19%
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%
Female91%
Male71%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female48%
Male56%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I52%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I93%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I88%
Students with disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female40%
Male41%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Title I41%
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

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50%
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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
Black 53% 8%
Hispanic 44% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 48%N/A51%
Female 52%N/A49%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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120 Fisher Ave
Roxbury, MA 02120
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