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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.


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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.


Subject
% Proficient
MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering (MCAS STE) Tests
Physics
14%
State avg: 68%
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
Science
19%
State avg: 54%
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English
67%
State avg: 91%
Details
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1/10
College readiness
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Very concerning:

This school is far below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(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 schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
63%
State avg: 88%
Average SAT score
1006
State avg: 1528
AP course participation
0%
State avg: 17%
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5/10
Student progress
This rating measures how much students at this school improved from one year to the next, compared to students with similar proficiency levels at other schools in the state.

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


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to help students grow and reach their full potential.

Equity
3/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

A worrisome sign:

Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling behind other students in the state, and this school may have significant achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps? Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What's the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
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Students
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Black
53%
White
20%
Hispanic
16%
Asian
7%
Two or more races
2%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
11 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
68%
State avg: 86%
% of full time teachers who are certified
95%
State avg: 98%
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Neighborhood
18 Croftland Avenue
Boston, MA 02124
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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