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Innovation Academy Charter School

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 3, 2008

Great school, both my sons have attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

What a school. My children are treated with respect and are allowed to be the great, thinking community minded people that they are. The teachers and staffs dedication is outstanding. The grounds are clean and welcoming and the front office is always pleasant and know just how to help our family with the ins and outs of the day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2007

this school is amazing. i loved my time here. i just recently graduated, i really learned a lot here, the teachers are great, the classes are great, we really have a lot of fun. it's amazing here, i loved it so much i am actually going to be one of the first people going to innovation high! Go Murdoch Wooo!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2007

I have a daughter (5th grade) who attends Murdoch. The teachers are caring and very dedicated. You can email any teacher if you have any concerns. I have always received an answer the same day or next. I don't believe this school is only for the 'perfect' student. There is a lot of focus on the swimmer analogy with a goal of a 'distinguished' rating. There is a lot of thinking outside of the box and the curriculm is challenging while not overwhelming. It's nice when the front office knows your name, knows your child's name and will do everything in their power to assist you. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

I have 2 children at this school. Both with slight learning disabilities. The school teaches project based and since attending both children are doing very well. The academic quality is A++The teachers are extremely dedicated, most single and able to give a lot of time to their positions. Classes are small, about 17 to a class. Parent involvment is high and they have drama, music, basketball and more. They are taught to think outside the box and are an active participant in the parent teacher meetings. They set goals to work on for the sememster and I cannot believe the maturity that has taken place in my children since coming to this school last year. I wish they went right thru high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2004

i attended this school last year it was pretty cool. even thought your with another grade but its defenitly cool and fun fun fun. lol
—Submitted by a former student


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 65% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students64%
Female73%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female47%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
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 Students65%
Female77%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities43%
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 Students75%
Female95%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female80%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities14%
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%
Female98%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I65%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students32%
Female31%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Title I6%
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities73%
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.

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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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities61%
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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24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

53%

Average SAT score

1656

Graduation rate

90%


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
White 84% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Black 3% 8%
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 53%N/A51%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A35%
Female 47%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Tyngsboro, MA 01879
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