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.
Neighborhood House Charter 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 Neighborhood House Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Neighborhood House Charter School had 9 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Massachusetts average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Neighborhood House Charter School's students and teachers. more
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Richard J Murphy School 0.2 miles|
|Pope John Paul Ii Catholic Academy Neponset Campus 0.3 miles||n/a|
|Thomas J Kenny Elementary School 0.4 miles|
|Patrick O'Hearn Elementary School 0.5 miles|
|Pope John Paul Ii Catholic Academy Dorchester Ctr 0.6 miles||n/a|
Enrollment (2011)Total: 397
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Neighborhood House Charter School had 75% 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)
Neighborhood House Charter (District) District Spending
In 2011, Neighborhood House Charter School had 9 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Massachusetts average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Neighborhood House Charter (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.