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William H Ohrenberger

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Posted July 10, 2014

Amazing school, I really believe it's the best school in the entire Boston area, the Principal Ms.krakow is so wonderful and fair the students love her, my son had been going to this school for the last two years and has had the same teachers due to his program and they are amazing, he loves them. The rate of bullying is so low, the rule "zero"tolerance of bullying is exactly that in this school. They take this seriously and that is why the children are more respectful and if they aren't they learn to be by the end of the semester. I love this school so much. They are the Best and appreciated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2011

My daughter has been at the Ohrenberger since K2 & is now in the 6th grade. I pulled her from the school when she was in 1st grade because we moved but re-enrolled her when we moved back to the area. Attached to the school is the community center which offers, ballet, an after-school program & other programs. My daughter was introduces to the violin through the music matters program and has also played on the basketball team. The coach, Jesus is the greatest! They scored low on MCAS but I know for a fact that they are doing an excellent job teaching the students. Ms. Nash is the principle and she's doing a good job, considering she's also the principle for the Beethoven but i'd say the heart of the school is Jackie, the school secretary. Bottom line: GREAT school! 10 out of 10 is my rating!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2010

Im a 6th grader at the William h. Orenberger school. I been going there for 2 years now. There now have a new Principal this is a really good school the teachers are so nice. I would tell anybody to put there kids in this school. The 6 grade teacher are the best of them all.


Posted August 20, 2010

if i would describe this school in one word i would say just just just just total wackness......


Posted July 12, 2009

I'm a former student from the Ohrenberger (now becoming a 7th grader at the O'Bryant) and my 4th grade year was better than 2nd and 3rd, but 5th was great (when Ms. Moore left and Mr. Zrike became principal. The teachers are great, the principal is great and involved, and the extracurricular activities are great. Art, computers, and gym are a few of them. They have a basketball team, and a very good Music class. On Fridays, they have a chorus and a 'Making Music Matters' program. It features a playground and a baseball field, and is in a friendly area. The last thing I will mention is recess. The recess field is huge and includes 4-Square, jump rope, and kickball - just to name a few. This school is amazing, and everybody should go if in the area. 10/10!


Posted May 6, 2009

when my son went to this school at first he thought it wasn't good but until he stayed there for awhile he loved the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

I'm a fifth grader (AWC), and I've been a student here for 3+ years. Most teachers are wonderful and the principal is just great. Principal Leadership - 4.5 Teacher Quality - BIG 5! Extracurricular Activities - 3.9 Parent Involvement - 3.5 Safety and Discipline - 4
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2007

this school is real nice. and everybody should go to this school. im a student at the ohrenberger school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2006

My daughter began attending the Ohrenberger in the Fall of 2004 in the advanced work class. There are four schools in the West Zone that had the program. After visiting all, we chose the Ohrenberger because of: its size 500+/- students, could make transition to middle school and the exam schools easier; the facilities - auditorium, gym -- and the school sits on a large lot with a baseball field, basketball courts, playground and just open field adjacent to the Blue Hills; the Community Center is attached to the school and provides after school activities for the children including gymnastics, basketball, music lessons and a full-time staff and community worker who are wonderful with the kids; a multihandicapped program; multi-cultural environment. The teachers are dedicated to the students, the students are blossoming! Parent involvement is embraced. There is collaboration with the Museum of Science, City Stage Co, Berkeley College of Music... -Christine Bonardi
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

I'm very pleased with the Ohrenberger School. My daughter has been there the past two years, and is thriving. My wife and I were initially hesitant about Boston City schools, especially after we didn't get our first 5 picks, but that's all changed. The Ohrenberger has all the extras that other schools wish they had - advanced work classes, special needs, tutoring, phys ed, music, math specialist, science specialist, computers, and art. The staff is excellent, and the facility is the best in the area. Additionally, there are going K-8 which will bring about a community. Good mix of kids with many ethnic backgrounds represented. There is also a Community Center that is part of the school complex.
—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 57% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
43%
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 53% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

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 65% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
14%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
5%

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 Students48%
Female45%
Male51%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners5%

Math

All Students59%
Female55%
Male64%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners23%
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 Students42%
Female48%
Male37%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students42%
Female47%
Male39%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners25%
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 Students62%
Female73%
Male54%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners15%

Math

All Students50%
Female56%
Male47%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners20%

Science

All Students34%
Female32%
Male35%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners0%
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%
Female77%
Male58%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I66%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners17%

Math

All Students56%
Female60%
Male53%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners8%
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 Students63%
Female72%
Male57%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners50%

Math

All Students27%
Female20%
Male32%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners23%
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%
Female72%
Male56%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I65%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners6%

Math

All Students22%
Female25%
Male19%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I22%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners6%

Science

All Students6%
Female6%
Male7%
African American3%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Title I6%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
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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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
Hispanic 52% 16%
Black 25% 8%
White 16% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
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
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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175 West Boundary Rd
West Roxbury, MA 02132
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