Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School

Tel: (978)772-3293
Grades: 7-12

396 students

Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School serves 396 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School operates within the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential (district) School District.
The school district's 80% graduation rate is lower than the MA state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 396 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 396 students
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Total Students (1996-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1 14:1
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
6%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Asian (1996-2012)
Hispanic
2%
16%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
1%
9%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Black (1996-2012)
White
91%
66%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School White (1996-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.17 0.52
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Diversity Score (1996-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
30%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
5%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 396 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 80% has increased from 0% over five years.
School District Name Francis W. Parker Charter Essential (district) School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 396 1,435
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential (district) School District Number of Students Managed (1997-2011)
Graduation Rate 80% 86%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential (district) School District Graduation Rate (1999-2009)
District Total Revenue $5 MM $25 MM
District Spending $5 MM $24 MM
District Revenue / Student $13,034 $17,400
District Spending / Student $11,797 $16,788
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ayer Shirley Regional High School (2.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Page Hilltop School (1.9 miles away)
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    1 Hospital Rd
    Shirley , MA , 01464
    (978)425-0791
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  • Ayer Page Hilltop School
    115 Washington St
    Ayer , MA , 01432
    (978)772-8600
    1.9  mi  |  566  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Ayer Ayer Shirley Regional High School
    141 Washington St
    Ayer , MA , 01432
    (978)772-8600
    2.1  mi  |  307  students  |  Gr.  9-12
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    34 Lancaster Rd
    Shirley , MA , 01464
    (978)425-2630
    2.7  mi  |  384  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
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    14 Massachusetts Ave
    Harvard , MA , 01451
    (978)456-4152
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