City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street

  • City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street serves 283 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

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 283 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 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 Students283 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of City On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#368 out of 1666 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:1n/a
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
27%
20%
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Black
69%
9%
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White
3%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.450.59
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Graduation Rate50-59%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity On A Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street (Distric School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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