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2015 Massachusetts District Report Card Overview
BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT (00350000)
Tommy Chang, Superintendent
2300 Washington Street , Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone: 617.635.9050
Website: http://bostonpublicschools.org

Report cards help parents/guardians and the general public see where schools and districts are succeeding and where there is still work to do. This report card overview answers important questions about our district's performance. For the full report card containing additional data contact the district or visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s website at http://profiles.doe.mass.edu. For more information about report card data, visit http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/help/data.aspx.

How is our district doing overall?
Accountability & assistance levels
Level4
One or more schools in the district classified into Level 4 - Low assessment participation (Less than 95%)

Most schools are assigned a level from 1-5, with those meeting their proficiency gap-narrowing goals in Level 1 and the lowest performing in Levels 4 and 5. A district is typically assigned a level based on the level of its lowest performing school. Placing schools and districts into levels helps districts know which schools need more support, and helps the state know which districts need the most assistance. More information is available here: http://www.mass.gov/ese/accountability.

Overall progress in narrowing gaps

Massachusetts aims to reduce proficiency gaps by half between 2011 and 2017.

All studentsDid Not Meet Target
High needs studentsDid Not Meet Target
Economically disadvantaged-
Students with disabilitiesDid Not Meet Target
English language learners & former ELLsDid Not Meet Target
District determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention
Needs Intervention (NI)

Districts, including single school districts, are assigned a determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention. These determinations, which are typically based on the district's accountability and assistance level, range from Meets Requirements - Provisional (districts with insufficient data) to Needs Substantial Intervention (Level 5 districts). The determination, which also incorporates compliance measures, helps to identify whether the Department will require districts to take additional actions to support improved outcomes for all children, especially students with disabilities.




How does our district's achievement over time compare to the state?

In 2015, approximately half of Massachusetts' students in grades 3-8 took PARCC ELA and mathematics tests. The remaining students, including students in grade 10, participated in ELA and mathematics MCAS tests. All students in grades 5, 8, and 10 took science MCAS tests.

Students scoring Met Expectations or above on Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) in grades 3-8, 2015.

English language artsMathematics
2015
2015
Our District
%39
34
Massachusetts
%60
52


Students scoring proficient or above on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) in grades 3-8 & 10, 2012-2014, and grade 10 in 2015.

English language artsMathematicsScience
2012201320142015
2012201320142015
2012201320142015
Our District
%464749-
414244-
26262727
Massachusetts
%696969-
596160-
54535554


How does our district's growth compare to the state?

Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) measure gains in student achievement from year to year. SGPs between 40 and 60 represent moderate growth. Our district's median SGPs for 2015 are below. (Note: Growth values are truncated.)*

English language artsMathematics
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Our district  49.0  47.0
Massachusetts  50.0  50.0

*Transitional SGPs are displayed for districts that participated in PARCC in 2015. Transitional SGPs are generated using current PARCC and prior MCAS scores.

How does our district's enrollment compare to the state?

Total enrollment
Our district
Massachusetts
54,312955,844
Our districtMassachusetts
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
Economically disadvantaged students
26,754 49.3
251,026 26.3
Students with disabilities
10,671 19.5
165,060 17.1
English language learners
16,168 29.8
81,146 8.5


How do our district's teachers and classrooms compare to the state?

General information
Our district
Massachusetts
Teachers (#)
4,228.9
71,886.8
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
66.1
95.4
Average class size (#)
17.9
18.0
Student : teacher ratio
12.8 to 1
13.3 to 1


How is our district doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our district
Massachusetts
2015 Attendance rate (%)
92.2
94.7
2015 Average days absent per student (#)
13.1
9.0
2015 Chronic absenteeism rate (%)
24.3
12.9
Discipline


2015 In-school suspension rate (%)
0.8
1.8
2015 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
4.8
2.9
High school completion
Our district
Massachusetts
2013 5-year graduation rate (%)
72.2
87.7
2014 4-year graduation rate (%)
66.7
86.1
2014 annual dropout rate (%)
5.3
2.0
2013 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
71.5
76.6
2015 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
34.6
39.7
2015 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
51.1
66.3
2015 SAT average score - Reading
439
508
2015 SAT average score - Writing
436
497
2015 SAT average score - Math
472
521
2014 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
38.4
72.4
*Postsecondary enrollment data includes any student enrolling in an institution of higher education within 16 months of earning a high school diploma
**MassCore: 4 years of English & math, 3 years of history & lab-based science, 2 years of a foreign language, 1 year of arts & 5 additional "core" courses

What else should you know about our district?



What are our schools' accountability and assistance levels?

SchoolSchool typeStudent enrollmentAccountability &
assistance level

Lee AcademyEarly Elementary School 212Insufficient data
Baldwin Early Learning CenterEarly Elementary School 151Insufficient data
ELC - West ZoneEarly Elementary School 97Insufficient data
East Boston Early Childhood CenterEarly Elementary School 173Insufficient data
Haynes Early Education CenterEarly Elementary School 178Insufficient data
Pauline Agassiz Shaw Elementary SchoolEarly Elementary School 106Insufficient data
HigginsonEarly Elementary School 173Insufficient data
BeethovenEarly Elementary School 317Insufficient data
Dr. Catherine Ellison-Rosa Parks Early Ed SchoolElementary School 179Level 2
Charles SumnerElementary School 551Level 2
Charles H TaylorElementary School 546Level 2
Curtis GuildElementary School 356Level 2
Dante Alighieri Montessori SchoolElementary School 83Insufficient data
David A EllisElementary School 430Level 3
Edward EverettElementary School 279Level 3
Elihu Greenwood Leadership AcademyElementary School 340Level 4
Ellis MendellElementary School 242Level 3
George H ConleyElementary School 192Level 1
Henry GrewElementary School 251Level 4
O W HolmesElementary School 335Level 3
Hugh Roe ODonnellElementary School 292Level 3
James Condon ElementaryElementary School 799Level 3
James W HenniganElementary School 620Level 3
James J ChittickElementary School 297Level 3
James OtisElementary School 379Level 2
John F KennedyElementary School 402Level 3
UP Academy HollandElementary School 720Level 5
John D PhilbrickElementary School 161Level 2
John WinthropElementary School 357Level 4
Joseph P TynanElementary School 402Level 3
Joseph P ManningElementary School 157Level 1
Harvard-KentElementary School 555Level 3
Manassah E BradleyElementary School 310Level 2
MattahuntElementary School 635Level 4
MatherElementary School 599Level 3
Michael J PerkinsElementary School 237Level 3
MozartElementary School 162Level 3
Nathan HaleElementary School 176Level 1
Patrick J KennedyElementary School 307Level 1
Dr. William Henderson LowerElementary School 226Level 1
Paul A DeverElementary School 524Level 5
Phineas BatesElementary School 292Level 2
Josiah QuincyElementary School 789Level 2
Roger ClapElementary School 184Level 1
Samuel AdamsElementary School 308Level 1
Samuel W MasonElementary School 242Level 3
Thomas J KennyElementary School 293Level 3
William Ellery ChanningElementary School 295Level 4
William E RussellElementary School 387Level 1
William Monroe TrotterElementary School 488Level 3
Winship ElementaryElementary School 313Level 3
BlackstoneElementary School 601Level 3
Lyon K-8Elementary-Middle School 139Level 2
Boston Teachers Union SchoolElementary-Middle School 324Level 2
Jackson MannElementary-Middle School 749Level 3
Curley K-8 SchoolElementary-Middle School 876Level 3
Dennis C HaleyElementary-Middle School 385Level 3
Donald MckayElementary-Middle School 697Level 3
Eliot ElementaryElementary-Middle School 453Level 1
Franklin D RooseveltElementary-Middle School 440Level 2
Joseph J HurleyElementary-Middle School 342Level 1
Joseph LeeElementary-Middle School 649Level 2
Joyce KilmerElementary-Middle School 456Level 2
Maurice J TobinElementary-Middle School 438Level 3
Richard J MurphyElementary-Middle School 882Level 2
Oliver Hazard PerryElementary-Middle School 249Level 3
Orchard GardensElementary-Middle School 837Level 2
William H OhrenbergerElementary-Middle School 611Level 2
LyndonElementary-Middle School 550Level 2
Sarah GreenwoodElementary-Middle School 415Level 3
Gardner Pilot AcademyElementary-Middle School 386Level 3
Warren-PrescottElementary-Middle School 532Level 2
Edison K-8Elementary-Middle School 779Level 3
King K-8Elementary-Middle School 495Level 3
Higginson/Lewis K-8Elementary-Middle School 416Level 3
Mildred Avenue K-8Elementary-Middle School 382Level 3
Young AchieversElementary-Middle School 507Level 3
Mission Hill SchoolElementary-Middle School 232Level 3
Mario Umana AcademyElementary-Middle School 780Insufficient data
Rafael HernandezElementary-Middle School 422Level 2
John W McCormackMiddle School 596Level 3
Lilla G. Frederick Middle SchoolMiddle School 552Level 3
Boston Middle School AcademyMiddle School 8Insufficient data
Clarence R Edwards MiddleMiddle School 416Level 3
Washington Irving MiddleMiddle School 354Level 3
Wm B Rogers MiddleMiddle School 348Level 3
James P Timilty MiddleMiddle School 486Level 3
Brighton HighHigh School 974Level 3
Boston International High SchoolHigh School 381Level 3
Charlestown HighHigh School 962Level 3
Community AcademyHigh School 62Insufficient data
Excel High SchoolHigh School 538Level 3
Jeremiah E Burke HighHigh School 539Level 3
East Boston HighHigh School 1,522Level 3
The English HighHigh School 559Level 4
Madison Park HighHigh School 921Level 4
Fenway High SchoolHigh School 328Level 2
Another Course To CollegeHigh School 236Level 2
New Mission High SchoolHigh School 301Level 2
Greater Egleston Community High SchoolHigh School 202Insufficient data
Boston Arts AcademyHigh School 441Level 3
Boston Adult AcademyHigh School 191Insufficient data
Margarita Muniz AcademyHigh School 229Insufficient data
Boston Community Leadership AcademyHigh School 525Level 3
Urban Science AcademyHigh School 471Level 3
Community Academy of Science and HealthHigh School 352Level 3
Dorchester AcademyHigh School 382Level 4
Lyon Upper 9-12High School 134Level 3
West Roxbury AcademyHigh School 579Level 3
Snowden International School at CopleyHigh School 389Level 3
Carter Developmental CenterMiddle-High School or K-12 30Insufficient data
DearbornMiddle-High School or K-12 273Level 4
William McKinleyMiddle-High School or K-12 381Level 3
Dr. William Henderson UpperMiddle-High School or K-12 361Level 3
Boston Latin AcademyMiddle-High School or K-12 1,723Level 1
Boston LatinMiddle-High School or K-12 2,439Level 1
Quincy Upper SchoolMiddle-High School or K-12 497Level 3
OBryant School Math/ScienceMiddle-High School or K-12 1,415Level 1
TechBoston AcademyMiddle-High School or K-12 985Insufficient data
Horace Mann School for the DeafMiddle-High School or K-12 107Level 2

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