Lawrence Family Development Charter School serves 786 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Lawrence Family Development Charter School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Lawrence Family Development Charter School's student population of 786 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
786 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
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School Rankings

Lawrence Family Development Charter School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Lawrence Family Development Charter School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#638 out of 1667 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lawrence Family Development Charter School 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
99%
22%
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Black
n/a
10%
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White
1%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.02
This chart display the diversity score of Lawrence Family Development Charter School and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Lawrence Family Development Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lawrence Family Development Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

3   7/10/2020
This school destroyed so many kids who entered happy and innocent. By the time my graduating class left, there were dozens of kids with mental scars that I wouldn't wish on anyone. Don't get me wrong, the education is great and made high school the easiest thing to ever complete, but the environment isn't the best.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Jenni

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 786 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.02

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