Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School

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This school is rated about average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform about average on state tests, ... More have below average college readiness measures, are making below average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has about average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.
Academics
5/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many 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 ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Subject
% Proficient
MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering (MCAS STE) Tests
Biology I
98%
State avg: 75%
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
Science
59%
State avg: 54%
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Math
86%
State avg: 78%
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4/10
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.

A worrisome sign:

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


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
5/10
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.

Worth a deeper look:

Disadvantaged students at this school are performing about as well as other students in the state, but this school may still have 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?... More 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
Students
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Black
43%
White
25%
Hispanic
25%
Asian
4%
Two or more races
3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
13 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
475 :1
State avg: 357 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
86%
State avg: 86%
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Neighborhood
10 New Bond Street
Worcester, MA 01606
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Last modified: September 29, 2017
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