Fenway High School

Unclaimed
5/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
9
Grades
9-12
Students
328
Type
Public
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Academics
3/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This suggests that most students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering (MCAS STE) Tests
Physics
56%
State avg: 70%
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
Math
75%
English
92%
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6/10
College readiness
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Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
92%
State avg: 85%
Average SAT score
1263
State avg: 1530
AP course participation
0%
State avg: 17%
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6/10
Student progress

Worth a deeper look:

Students at this school are making average academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Average student progress (also known as student growth) means different things. In some states, the average progress is so low, a majority of students are not ready for college and career. It also depends on the school's test scores.

Average progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but keeping up with their peers.

Average progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills and students in this school are learning at the same rate as similar students in other schools.


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Students
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Hispanic
49%
Black
37%
White
8%
Asian
4%
Two or more races
2%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
18 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
163 :1
State avg: 357 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
89%
State avg: 86%
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Neighborhood
174 Ipswich Street
Boston, MA 02215
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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