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Up Academy Charter School Of Boston

Charter | 6-8 & ungraded

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $385,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,210.

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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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Female52%
Male41%
African American41%
Asian60%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners25%

Math

All Students64%
Female65%
Male61%
African American64%
Asian70%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners33%
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 Students50%
Female54%
Male46%
African American47%
Asian42%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners19%

Math

All Students44%
Female47%
Male40%
African American39%
Asian58%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners19%
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 Students66%
Female76%
Male54%
African American64%
Asian47%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I66%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners34%

Math

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
African American69%
Asian87%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I76%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners72%

Science

All Students53%
Female50%
Male56%
African American51%
Asian73%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners41%
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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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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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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 48% 8%
Hispanic 32% 16%
White 10% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Two or more races 1% 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 54%N/A51%
Female 46%N/A49%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Box 52131
South Boston, MA 02127
Phone: (617) 635-8819

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