About This School
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems.
King Open School did not make AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Massachusetts in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See King Open School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, King Open School had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Massachusetts average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about King Open School's students and teachers. more
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Kennedy-Longfellow School 0.3 miles|
|Cambridgeport School 0.4 miles|
|Fletcher/Maynard Academy 0.5 miles|
|Community Charter School of Cambridge 0.5 miles|
|Prospect Hill Academy Charter School 0.5 miles|
Enrollment (2011)Total: 493
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, King Open School had 41% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Massachusetts had 34% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Cambridge District Spending
In 2011, King Open School had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Massachusetts average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Cambridge School District
About the MCAS
What is it?
The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 are assessed in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science.
How is it Scored?
Students score at one of four levels: above proficient/advanced, proficient, needs improvement and warning/failing. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Students must pass the grade 10 MCAS in order to graduate from high school.