About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Hampden Charter School of Science's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Hampden Charter School of Science had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Massachusetts average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Hampden Charter School of Science Reviews
Private school education at a free public school
What an incredible school. As a parent I can't believe someone would complain about discipline and safety of our children. In a time where many urban schools are dealing with violence and the lack of security, HCSS is a breath of fresh air. I haven't mention the wonderful education, caring teachers and the extremely dedicated coaches. Teachers take time to call, visit and discuss your child's success, struggles and plans towards an education path that leads directly to college. My daughter not only loves her school but is extremely proud to represent such an institution.
The school is strict to the excessive and focuses on discipline rather than education. Extreme punishments such as suspensions and expulsions are given much too easily. As a parent, I'd like to see my child have a good time in school as well as learn what he needs to. This school did not meet my expectations.
Great school for my son he love his school