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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Boston Collegiate Charter School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Dorchester, MA. It has 680 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
About Boston Collegiate Charter School...
Address
11 Mayhew Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
Telephone
(617) 265-1172

Boston Collegiate Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1230
43 responses
Average ACT
27
10 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$49,926
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,302
National
$949
Median Home Value
$339,910
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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  • School Spirit
    33%
  • Black History February
    17%
  • Christmas Plays
    17%
  • Diversity Day
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
680
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.6%
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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While at Boston Collegiate, I did not feel like I had the best high school experience. Athletics were the least of their priorities which was sad considering how good some of our athletes were. While the academics were strong, it seemed like that was the only thing that mattered to the administration. They did not care much about certain students and were only truly there for those who would be applying to and attending top ranked schools. If you were an athlete, the chances of you getting recruited were extremely low. This is because most of the coaches didn't have much experience in the sport they were coaching. The athletic budget was pretty much inexistent making it hard for teams to compete at a high level. Very diverse school which is expected for an urban school. If the school could divert their focus off of solely being a strong academic school, it could have the potential of being a great place to send children from the Boston area to learn and grow into adults.
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I love Boston Collegiate fr the many opportunities it has provided me with and the college preparation it has given me as well. I know that MANY other students in many other schools do not get the same preparation or aid as I do and that makes me much more grateful because if I did not have the support and guidance I have, given to me from BCCS, I do not how I would fare in my college application process. For that, I am eternally grateful and appreciative. However, BCCS has not always been great. At times, I felt BCCS to be excessively strict with rules limiting colors of socks, shoes and clothing that in no way could or did affect the education purpose of school. I also felt that BCCS was not for the faint of heart in terms of homework load. It was justified by being preparation for the intense work load in college however, for students from 7th grade to high school seniors, it proved to be too much for more than half of students.
Otherwise, BCCS was a great school.
This school is open to people of all backgrounds while providing a challenging education that allows people to push their boundaries and think outside of their comfort zone. At the same time, the school is lacking in terms of sports and facilities as there is no cafeteria or gym. There is construction going on right now to create a multipurpose area in the rear of the building, allowing for more opportunities to be open to the school. Overall, my education has been very challenging but I feel as though I have grown and become ready for college. Compared to the public education I was once receiving, this school has been astronomically better in almost every aspect.