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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School is an above average, public, charter school located in Worcester, MA. It has 1,426 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
10 New Bond Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Telephone
(508) 854-8400

Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1110
85 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$45,599
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$975
National
$949
Median Home Value
$206,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Culture/Spirit day
    33%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Think Pink Night and Senior Night for basketball
    13%
  • Winterball
    13%
  • Taste of akf
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Pancake breakfast
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,426
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.4%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Reviews

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Abby Kelley is a very diverse school with cultures ranging from African such as Ghana and Asia such as China. Since the school is very small, we, the students, are closer than the other Worcester Public Schools. We form bonds that may last for as long as we live and I believe that Abby Kelley is a great choice of education. Students receive enough attention needed because of the student to teacher ratio and we all have a chance to shine either in sports, clubs and in extracurricular activities.
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Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School is a school where anyone can come in as they are with their own culture and background and be accepted as who they are. This school is filled with diversity, clubs, excellent resources, very encouraging teachers and is over all a place where everyone feels as family. To me this school has been such an amazing door opener as I am now entering my senior year. I feel so honored to have been encouraged by such awesome teachers who have shaped me to be the person I am today. Abby Kelley will forever be a place where friends and teachers are like family.
As a senior, I can honestly say that with the help of my teachers and peers, the opportunities were endless. I was able to participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program while also learning about the arts, participating in academic clubs, and varsity sports teams. Abby Kelley prepared me for the future that I hope for.