Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School

  • Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School serves 396 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (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 74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Francis W. Parker Charter Essential 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 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

Top Placements

Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School's student population of 396 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students396 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Francis W. Parker Charter Essential 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 Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School is 0.19, 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#385 out of 1666 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
3%
20%
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Black
n/a
9%
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White
90%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.190.59
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Graduation Rate90-94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFrancis W. Parker Charter Essential School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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