B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
10 New Bond Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Telephone
(508) 854-8400

Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1090
60 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment

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.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Culture/Spirit day
    33%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Think Pink Night and Senior Night for basketball
    14%
  • Winterball
    14%
  • Taste of akf
    12%
  • 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
1,428
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.4%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
National
$11,890
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses

Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Reviews

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Some of my favorite experiences at school would be the events like Pep rallies or Senior night in athletics. This school is unique because it is so diverse. For example, there was a Student Council trip I was taken on and everyone said our school had some many different backgrounds and ethnicities. I would choose this school again because the rules, in my opinon, are probably more strict than most schols in Worcester which makes it easier to focus on your education rather than getting in trouble every other day.
Review Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School
Great school in terms of education. Admisinistration is very hard-headed however and react to situations impusively as well as overdramatically. Close-knit community, some teachers have no idea what they're taking about while some create great relationships with their students.
My experience in this school has mostly consisted of good memories. The courses that the school provides are challenging but yet very informative. Even if certain tests and quizzes in a class are hard, the teachers are always there to help guide the students to success by providing extra help after school on certain weekdays. One thing I absolutely am grateful for in this school is the fact that the school takes bullying very seriously. I've encountered little to no bullying experience in the total eleven years so far that I've attended this school. The school makes their students feel very safe and offers their students a welcoming learning environment. Although there are some teachers that I prefer over others, I am thankful for all of the staff members, for they have guided me to get to where I am now. My favorite experiences at this school would be the events hosted by clubs in the school, such as the Winterball and the semi-formal dance. At these dances, I love seeing all of the students at the school get to be themselves and act like one large family. I also love the clubs that I have been in throughout my high school experience, such as Student Council and Youth Against Homelessness. From these clubs, I learn about the importance of teamwork, especially when planning new school events. The Youth Against Homelessness is by far my favorite club to be in, for the people in it are very down-to-earth and we all share one common goal: helping the homeless by hosting food drives, coat drives, and walks. I believe that this school is unique in that all of the students are going on their separate paths in life and all have different aspirations and goals. The students in this school are very diverse in race, which I believe will be very beneficial in the future. By being in one of the most diverse schools in Worcester, attending students learn how to work with people who have grown up in different backgrounds, which'll benefit us in the real world.