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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Charlestown High School is a public, magnet school located in Charlestown, MA. It has 867 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
About Charlestown High School...
School District
Boston Public Schools
Address
240 Medford Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
Telephone
(617) 635-9914

Charlestown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
54%
Average SAT
1040
74 responses
Average ACT
26
9 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$62,021
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,445
National
$949
Median Home Value
$455,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
867
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,790
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.9%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$25,082/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Great teachers and developing performing arts department. The band, chorus and theater classes and after school activities are great!
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I started at this school very late, my senior year, in fact. I was not exactly excited to go to a new school. But the teachers and students do a lot to welcome new students and help make them feel like they have always been part of the community. The diversity is very interesting, even earning a Diversity day that is all about learning about others. There are specific and special classes to help you get ready for college and counselors who make it their job to fulfill your future after leaving high school.
The teachers are very helpful, they help students reach their potentials. They make sure that the students understand the lesson before moving on.The administrators as well are very encouraging, they encourage students to go to class and further their education. Although it's a progressing school, they lack resources and funding. The school would be better without the reputation previous peers put upon it. In conclusion, the school is a great learning environment and need funding.