City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street

  • City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street serves 284 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80-89% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥90% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 71%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%.

Top Placements

City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street's student population of 284 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2012)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students284 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street is ranked within the top 20% 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 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. 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#202 out of 1,671 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-89%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street 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)≥90%
71%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street 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 Ratio11:113:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street and the public school average student teacher ratio of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
28%
19%
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Black
68%
9%
White
3%
63%
This chart display the percentage of White students in City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.460.56
Graduation Rate60-69%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street and public school graduation rate of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity On A Hill Charter Public Circuit Street (distric School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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I am not a parent but a former student of City on a Hill (COAH). I started there in 2003 and left there in 2005. I believe that COAH is a horrible school for many reasons (1) the administration and teachers do not take the students seriously when they are being harassed (2) the total atmosphere of the school is negative (3) teachers do not take enough time to help students when they do not understand material (4) countless teachers have left because of behavior issues in the school (5) safety is not guaranteed and (6) academic success is hard to measure given how many people are kept back or sent to summer school.In the beginning of my 9th Grade year things were nice I thought that I was going to have a comfortable, academically rigorous year. As the year progressed I saw that I did not understand the material well and that I needed help. So, I went after school and tried to get the help I needed but what I got was a packet of worksheets to do while the teacher graded papers. After I had completed the packet she marked all that were wrong and told me to figure out why they were wrong. By the way this was Spanish class and I had no prior knowledge of the language to figure it out. After I explained to her that I could not do what she asked she told me she could not help me any further. That was the first sign!Now we all know how kids can be cruel and I expected some trash talk here and there but not daily verbal abuse and harassment. In the middle of my 9th Grade year I met a girl and we became friends. After we had become friends malicious rumors started up about me – rumors that dealt with touchy subjects like sexual orientation and if I was a ‘real black’ person because I spoke properly they thought I was trying to be white. These rumors soon were created into threats and then I felt like it was time to confront the administration. Once I did so they comforted me and told me they were doing all they could to resolve the problem. Months went by and no change had happened – it took me confronting them over and over bringing my mother up to really get the ball rolling by that time I was in my 11th Grade Year and I was sick of it so I left !Now I look back and I see how many of my friends left before me, how many of my old teachers left and how many scars this school has left me with emotionally. I left in Nov of 2005 and then started to attend Boston Day and Evening Academy where I thrived academically and socially. After taking a series of tests I was bumped up to be a senior and graduated a year early on June 8, 2006. I have been accepted to Northeastern University with a full 4 year scholarship and Hampshire College with a 4 year scholarship plus room and board.I am so happy I left and that other students are getting wise to the school and leaving. It’s the best decision I’ve made!- A Former Student
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