Lawrence Family Development Charter School

34 West Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Lawrence Family Development Charter School serves 796 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Lawrence Family Development Charter School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 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 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 796 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lawrence Family Development Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Lawrence Family Development Charter School's student population of 796 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
796 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
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School Rankings

Lawrence Family Development Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 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 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1165 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
99%
23%
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Black
n/a
10%
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White
1%
56%
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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
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lawrence Family Development Charter School's ranking?
Lawrence Family Development Charter School is ranked #1165 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Lawrence Family Development Charter School often compared to?
Lawrence Family Development Charter Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Community Day Charter Public School - Prospect, Community Day Charter Public School - R. Kingman Webster by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 45% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Lawrence Family Development Charter School?
796 students attend Lawrence Family Development Charter School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
99% of Lawrence Family Development Charter School students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lawrence Family Development Charter School?
Lawrence Family Development Charter School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Lawrence Family Development Charter School offer ?
Lawrence Family Development Charter School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Lawrence Family Development Charter School part of?
Lawrence Family Development Charter School is part of Lawrence Family Development Charter School District.

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 (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 796 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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