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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School is an above average, public, charter school located in Hyde Park, MA. It has 526 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
1 Westinghouse Plaza
Hyde Park, MA 02136
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1060
11 responses
Average ACT
23
20 responses
AP Enrollment
60%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$65,883
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,539
National
$949
Median Home Value
$487,300
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 3 responses
Report
  • Community circle
    33%
  • Homecoming
    33%
  • Multicultural potluck
    33%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
526
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.3%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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My experience at this school has been an emotional roller coaster. I’ve been there since I was in the fifth grade and now I’m a senior. I wish I would’ve have transferred to another school. This school over does it with their awards. They consistently only focus on the students getting awards instead of helping the kids that simply need help then go on to belittle the kids that reach out for the extra help, speaking to them in a very condescending manner. They do a good job on getting the kids with 4.0 to top schools. Secretly inviting Ivy League schools to only meet about 10 students then continuously force everyone else to take the path of getting a GED. They let us struggle in silence while they support the kids that they only want to support.
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APR is an excellent charter school. While some schools focus solely on academics the teachers at APR reward Kaizen and Gambatte, which translates roughly to continual improvement and never giving up. That means that even if a student isn't at the top of the class, he or she is celebrated for the effort and the willingness to stretch. An example is the requirement that all students learn Mandarin. Most students would argue that they wouldn't be able to learn to read and write such a complicated language, but they all achieve some level of proficiency as long as they work hard. By focusing on character, the faculty is able to pull out the best of students, whatever their individual skills may be. Almost all student go on to higher study, and that is because there is an expectation that students will stretch themselves and not give up. APR has been a great character building environment, which, in turn, leads to academic success.
APR is an amazing place to grow academically, with dedicated teachers and yearning to learn students. APR has slowly moved to become more progressive in its non-academic life, the diversity amongst the faculty has gradually increased since my start as a 5th grade student. Student agency is a unique factor of APR, however the approach of student to the administrative body could be improved in seeing direct progressive of issues. We take pride as a school in our academics, but not in our spirit as a community. We need that pride, and more importantly to wear that pride...we go to an awesome school, why not show it off?