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New Leadership Charter School

Charter | 6-12 & ungraded | 489 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $95,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $880.

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted March 9, 2012

Excellent School. Great programs for preparing students for college and teaching leaderships skills. Deserves more attention than it gets. Good faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

This school can't even keep track of student's attendance. Teachers don't use their common sense when it comes to a regular student being absent for two weeks in a row and they didn't bother questioning WHY??? Till this day, I don't get a phone call if my child is out of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2010

I never thunk I coulda found such a good place for my chilin. Every day they come home full of knowlede. Yesterday, they learned to finger-paint.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

New Leadership is the worst school ever my son has been in lots of fights and say that the school lunch is horrible don't put your son/daughter in New Leadership Charter school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

i love this school for my child and she loves it to.... its just sach a great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

i luv this school it is good for the kids and what they are learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

My student has been attending New Leadership for 4 years now. This school has developer my sons character in ways I would have never imagined. The teachers are also very personal and develop relationships with the students, and myself being a parent. My children are now very ambitious about going to college and has set goals to achieve his goals. This is an excellent school for a future leader.
—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 67% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
21%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
10%

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 78% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
9%
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 91% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
19%

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

All Students37%
Female45%
Male28%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Title I37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students19%
Female19%
Male18%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Title I19%
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 Students46%
Female53%
Male38%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students7%
Female9%
Male4%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
White7%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Title I7%
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 Students58%
Female52%
Male67%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students7%
Female6%
Male9%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Title I7%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students10%
Female4%
Male19%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Title I10%
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%
Female97%
Male96%
African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female72%
Male75%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female33%
Male46%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Title I39%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
29%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
13%
Tech/Engineering

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

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 Students30%
Female33%
Male26%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Title I30%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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SAT participation

67%

Average SAT score

1181

Graduation rate

75%


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.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 60% 8%
Hispanic 35% 15%
White 5% 68%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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