Four Rivers Charter Public School

  • Four Rivers Charter Public School serves 222 students in grades 7-12.
  • 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 65-69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Four Rivers Charter Public School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Four Rivers Charter Public School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Four Rivers Charter Public School's student population of 222 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students222 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Four Rivers Charter Public School 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 Four Rivers Charter Public School is 0.25, 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#468 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)65-69%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
20%
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Black
n/a
9%
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White
86%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.250.59
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Graduation Rate≥90%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFour Rivers Charter Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  3.17 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
Great school. Unique grading system takes some getting used to, but is more clear about expectation than traditional grading systems. Staff really care about their students. Offers unique extra-curricular activities which are ALL OPTIONAL. Strong sense of community.
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5  
I am a 7th Grade student at Four Rivers and although I have only been here for a few months I am loving it! My teachers are all kind and make me think deeper about what I am learning. Four Rivers has standards based grading which is at first a little difficult to get used to but you eventually figure it out. Four Rivers offers a fair amount of sports and extra curricular activities such as art, drama, basketball, and ultimate frisbee which you are NOT forced to do, they are completely optional. Four Rivers has a pretty small community of about 220-ish students. Some people may not like the small amount of students but I feel that it makes your learning experience more personal as teachers are able to give you more of their time. The academics are in depth and you actually have to put effort in to do well. Students have been very kind and supportive to me no matter what and for that I am very grateful.
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4  
It's pretty chill a lot of really nice teachers that care about their students. Even as a student who typically gets low grades I still like my teachers and I feel they respect me. There's a lot of contradictions though, we are expected to act adult yet some teachers treat us like children.
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1  
Teachers pick on kids who have a hard time in school. Not even 30 minutes of break a day, even in the 4 hours of classes in the morning. No creativity is aloud, you simply follow whatever they want you to do and there is no choices. Very few extracurricular activities, and you are forced to them. The grading system isn`t built well either.
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2  
I was forced to go here as my parents believe it is the best school in the area. That is far from the truth. There aren't enough students, so you are FORCED once again to interact with the same students. No-one transfers to this school so you are with the same students for the time you are at the school. Very few sports and extra-curricular activities. Seems as though Frisbee is the main sport and if you don't do that you are a nobody at the school. Wouldn't recommend it. Even the academics aren't up to standard.
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2  
The grading system sets students up for failure. The few extracurricular activities they have are forced. They have barley any extra curricular options. Tiny Facility. Parents are too involved, and if they aren't involved enough the student will fail.
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