Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School

  • Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School serves 1,426 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 71%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%.

Top Placements

Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School's student population of 1,426 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 118 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students1,426 students
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Total Classroom Teachers118 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,671 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#1071 out of 1,671 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
71%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
25%
18%
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Black
45%
9%
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White
25%
63%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.680.34
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Graduation Rate≥95%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAbby Kelley Foster Charter Public (district) School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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