Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School

Tel: (508)854-8400
Grades: KG-12

1,426 students

Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School serves 1,426 students in grades KG-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School operates within the Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public (district) School District.

Overview

The student population of 1426 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 112 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 1,426 students
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Total Students (1999-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 112 teachers
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more 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 13:1 14:1
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
6%
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Asian (1999-2012)
Hispanic
25%
16%
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
33%
9%
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Black (1999-2012)
White
32%
66%
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School White (1999-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Sch Ethnicity Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.73 0.52
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Diversity Score (1999-2012)
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.
44%
30%
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public 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.
16%
5%
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,426 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public (district) School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 1,426 1,435
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public (district) School District Number of Students Managed (1999-2012)
District Total Revenue $19 MM $25 MM
District Spending $14 MM $24 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,999 $17,400
District Spending / Student $9,689 $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 Burncoat Senior High School (1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Burncoat Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thorndyke Road Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Worcester Thorndyke Road Elementary School
    30 Thorndyke Rd
    Worcester , MA , 01606
    (508)799-3550
    0.9  mi  |  338  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Worcester Burncoat Middle School
    135 Burncoat St
    Worcester , MA , 01606
    (508)799-3390
    0.9  mi  |  570  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Worcester Burncoat Senior High School
    179 Burncoat St
    Worcester , MA , 01606
    (508)799-3300
    1  mi  |  1016  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Worcester Nelson Place Elementary School
    35 Nelson Place
    Worcester , MA , 01605
    (508)799-3506
    1.2  mi  |  490  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Worcester Forest Grove Middle School
    495 Grove St
    Worcester , MA , 01605
    (508)799-3420
    1.2  mi  |  892  students  |  Gr.  7-8

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