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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
City on a Hill Charter Public School is a public, charter school located in Roxbury, MA. It has 279 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
58 Circuit Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Telephone
(617) 445-1515
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City on a Hill Charter Public School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1030
39 responses
Average ACT
19
16 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$30,694
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$922
National
$949
Median Home Value
$296,378
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.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Ralley
    60%
  • Cookout and sport competition
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
279
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
63%
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
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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City on a Hill Charter Public School Reviews

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I give City on a Hill a two star rating because they have declining each year since 2016. Ever since then they have been firing and hiring new staff every year, not retaining studnets back each year and has caused they graduation rates to decline drastically each year. As an alumni of City n a hill it saddens me to say that also they have a huge problem with handling there disaplinary department many of those faculty members and staff did not handle situations like bullying, altercations and violence well when it came for someone to step in. It has caused me and many of my pervious classmates to have been bullied to the point of mentally being hurt, change schools, have depression and also caused many of the staff to leave because of the situation.
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The school experience was over all average in my eyes. Academically they are extremely well off, but they did not pay much thought to things that were not involving collage. They made it seem as if college was the only option in the world. Yes college is good, but it is not meant for everyone. The constant talk about going to college and the pressure to get good grades and exam score had made me not want to go to college. If not for a specific teacher that I had made a connection with, I would not have went. College is also not affordable to everyone, so seeing that they have a requirement to apply to at least one college in order to graduate was kind of harsh.College and education are important, but not everyone is fit for the college environment and it was hard for them to understand that.
I really like how the teachers I'm close with always have my back and have good intentions for me in going to college. I feel safe that I have someone to talk to if I'm feeling down or not in the best mood. Wonderful people truly. The thing I want to see fixed is the Administration. If the Administration is the higher ups I think alot needs to be fixed. The school has gone from bad to worse and everything is hectic. Such as the teachers working full time now and notg having time to prep for classes. I feel like the Administration is not thinking about the teachers as individuals but only about themselves. This needs to be fix because my teachers are amazing and are working their butts off, and so more for this school than anybody else has. Especially out Janitor