197 Vassal Lane
Cambridge, MA 02138
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Vassal Lane Upper School serves 281 students in grades 6-8.
Vassal Lane Upper School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (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 58% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 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 Rankings

Vassal Lane Upper School ranks 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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
281 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Vassal Lane Upper 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 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 Data
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State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#554 out of 1667 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
13:1
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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
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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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 District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 281 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.72 (Top 5%)

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