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Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School

Charter | K-12 & ungraded | 1426 students

 

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014

My son got accepted into Abby Kelly in the fall if 2014 he will be in Kindergarden. I have only heard good things about this school. I got the opportunity to attend their open house and I loved it . I also spoke to students as well as parents and they all have had great experiences. My son is very excited and I am as well I will keep you all posted as my son starts school and through out the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

Abby Kelly Foster Charter is the best. My daughter goes to K, there and she is doing wonderful ! The teachers and staff are more then helpful.. I give them 4 star


Posted July 30, 2013

Our family appreciates this school for the effort they make to prepare your child to be well rounded, giving a variety of different classes and opportunities to participate in extensive music programs. Also, over the years, when we have had problems, they have been extremely responsive to our needs.


Posted March 6, 2012

In an age where school unions hidder the advancement and quality of education in regular public schools, Abbey Kelly Foster Charter, or any charter school is a wonderful choice. My three sons have gone to Abbey Kelly since Kindergarden and because charter schools can tailor their programs based on the childs needs, all three are advanced for their grade level. Until unions are eliminated from the public school system there really is no other choice if you want a quality education for your children. Having attended a union public school growing up I am relieved that I don't have to subject my children to the same inadequacies i recieved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

For now, it is a young school(13 years) but I am sure that it will grow to become a greater one. It's not easy containing grades K-12 and I think that's something people don't take into consideration. This school might not be a Thomas Jefferson or a Stuyvesant type of school but by seeing the advancements that this school has made in only 12 years, I believe that it's on it's way to becoming a much more dominant school. For this school has made very quick changes.


Posted January 18, 2011

To me, this is a school that is making great progress. I have been to Abby Kelley since grade four; and it has added more extracurricular activities, built a separate high school, and has added the IB program. I am in ninth grade now, and I realize that this school is not amongst the top schools in the country, or the nation; but I also believe that it will get there. My only advice is that this school needs to dismiss students earlier, so that they may have time to focus on school work, get involved with extracurricular activities, and other personal activities. For I know that the dismissal time prohibits some of my progress as a student.


Posted January 18, 2011

I am very sorry about that, I ment I realize that might not be one of the best in the country or state.


Posted June 6, 2010

Over the years the staff have strived to make AKF a better learning facility. All things do not work for all children. The teachers at AKF try to find what works for each child and then lets them learn at their own ability level. I have seen it work well for my children, one of them that has special needs, and those needs have always been met. I have 2 children at AKF and my oldest is going into 5th grade and has gone to this school since he was in Kindergarten. The sports program has since improved with the addition of the ball fields. I only have good things to say regarding this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

The school teaches virtues to the children, there are many extracurricular activities for the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

this school is every good education wise and ecomonical wise. because it offers a worls class classes(latin) and IB program and all you have to pay is the lunch bill. body ieryts a safe clean envioment and hard working teachers who help prepare you for the real world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2010

I see wonderful teachers who are overworked. No 'official' breaks and eating lunch in the classroom with students? Teachers don't complain, but if you're in the school enough, you see what goes on. Get involved! Ask questions. Good school but could be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

This is an exelant school very disciplined and so forth. Because of the stictness of the administration students have a better learning enviorment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

i am a juior attendenting this school for 3 years. Even though i saw this school go threw some major changes i still belive it can change for the better a little more. And i also belive that this school should have a more selective way to welcome new students in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2010

I am an eleven year AKF parent and I can attest to the fact that each year is a new year at AKF. After taking a few minutes to review previous comments, I realize exactly how much has changed here. The teachers are awesome and have grown with the students. They are the perfect example of teamwork! When there is an accomplishment by one or the other, they all celebrate. I have made comparisons with other schools and districts lately and I will honestly say that AKF works for me and my daughter. Of course, not everyone is the same so, it's just a matter of choice. And, that is each person's perrogative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

I have 2 sons who attend AKF. One in first grade, the other in fourth, and they've been there since kindergarten. They went to a different public school for preschool, which is closer to my house, and after seeing the way the K-3 teachers behaved there, I knew I wasn't letting my children stay, everyone was constantly yelling and screaming, and half the time it wasn't even in english! Instead, I walked into AKF unannounced one day and asked for a tour. I fell in love! There was profesionalism amoungst the teachers, everyone was upbeat and excited to show me the school, the kids were VERY well behaved, and when I looked into a 2nd grade classroom, the kids actually looked interested in what the teacher was talking about! The only drawback I can comment on is the lack of afterschool, and extra curicular activities, especially sports. Wish there was more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

I like abby kelley alot . even though it its very challenging and kinda strict but other than that its a great school that has helped me alot with my education . unlike other public school thers no bullying which is the best part . we all except each other for who we are and were all just like a happy family . when i wake up to go to school i become so happy that am going to school because i just know am going to have a great day at school .
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2008

This school is not as bad as people say it is. It is very strict and the staff are realy trying to do there best to give us the education we need for the future. Ive learned to strive for excellence thanks akf i will be leaving in 011
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2008

i dont like this school it is not strict about the education or behavior it mostly cares about ''being better'' than all the other schools in worcester
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2008

I love this school it is awesome and the teacher really care about us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2008

Great school. My daughter has been at AKFCS just 2 months. I love it compared to the parochial school she attended where focus was more on fundraising throughout the year. She is in grade K. Upon joining the school I realised she was behind in many K skills such as telling time, counting money, writing simple sentences. She now has to do a book report every month, has music and mythology. My experience in the short time is just great.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 57% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

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Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

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2010

 
 
58%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
37%

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 65% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male57%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I80%
Students with disabilities45%
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 Students44%
Female48%
Male39%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female44%
Male34%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities25%
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 Students50%
Female52%
Male47%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female33%
Male43%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities21%
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 Students63%
Female69%
Male59%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female45%
Male53%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities6%
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%
Female83%
Male63%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female45%
Male41%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities17%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I84%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female54%
Male47%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female34%
Male49%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title I42%
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

English Language Arts

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female70%
Male71%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial70%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I70%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students72%
Female68%
Male75%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I72%
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 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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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Massachusetts. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

93%

Average SAT score

1386

Graduation rate

94%


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 34% 68%
Black 31% 8%
Hispanic 26% 15%
Asian 5% 6%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Cameron Dewar
Fax number
  • (508) 854-8484

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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10 New Bond St
Worcester, MA 01606
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Phone: (508) 854-8400

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