Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School

Tel: (978)772-3293
  • Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School serves 393 students in grades 7-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the MA average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School operates within the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential (district) School District.
  • Francis W. Parker Charter Essential (district) School District's 95% graduation rate is higher than the MA state average of 85%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 393 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 393 students
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Total Students (1997-2015)
Gender % Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by Grade Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1 14:1
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Student Teacher Ratio (2004-2015)
Asian
1%
6%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Asian Students (1997-2015)
Hispanic
4%
18%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
n/a
9%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Black Students (1996-2013)
White
93%
64%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School White Students (1997-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.13 0.34
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Diversity Score (1997-2015)
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.
3%
36%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2015)
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.
1%
4%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2015)

District Comparison

  • Francis W. Parker Charter Essential (district) School District's student population of 393 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 95% has decreased from 99% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $14,870 in this district is less than the state average of $18,534. The district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $18,145 is less than the state average of $18,197. The district spending/student has grown by 53% over four years.
School District Name Francis W. Parker Charter Essential (district) School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 393 1,368
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential () School District Students Managed (1998-2014)
Graduation Rate 95% 85%
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential () School District Graduation Rate (1999-2010)
District Total Revenue $6 MM $25 MM
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential () School District District Total Revenue (2009-2014)
District Spending $7 MM $25 MM
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential () School District District Spending (2009-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,870 $18,534
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential () School District District Revenue / Student (2009-2014)
District Spending / Student $18,145 $18,197
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential () School District District Spending / Student (2009-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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