Vassal Lane Upper School

  • Vassal Lane Upper School serves 281 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (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 66% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Vassal Lane Upper 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 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Vassal Lane Upper School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Vassal Lane Upper School's student population of 281 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students281 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Vassal Lane Upper 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 Vassal Lane Upper School is 0.72, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#496 out of 1666 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
16%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
20%
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Black
26%
9%
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White
43%
60%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.720.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCambridge School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  • Cambridge Graham And Parks Alternative School
    Grades: PK-5 | 362 students
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  • Cambridge Haggerty
    Grades: PK-5 | 257 students
    0.8 miles
    110 Cushing Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (617) 349-6555
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  • Cambridge Peabody
    Grades: PK-5 | 323 students
    0.8 miles
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    Cambridge, MA 02140
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