125 Smith Street
Lowell, MA 01851
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
The Career Academy serves 113 students in grades 9-12.
The Career Academy 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

The Career Academy's student population of 113 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
113 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

The Career Academy is ranked within the bottom 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 The Career Academy is 0.69, which is more 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 Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1580 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
15%
7%
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Hispanic
47%
20%
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Black
10%
9%
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White
24%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Graduation Rate
40-49%
88%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 113 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 40-49% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.69 (Top 10%)

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