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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Codman Academy Charter Public School is a public, charter school located in Dorchester, MA. It has 359 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
Address
637 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
Telephone
(617) 287-0700

Codman Academy Charter Public School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
930
36 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
14%
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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
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Community Circle
    43%
  • Crew
    14%
  • Huntington Theatre
    14%
  • In-School Club
    14%
  • Merrowvista
    14%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
359
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
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Preschool

Annual Cost
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Starting Age
4
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.6%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 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
National
$12,239
80%
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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Codman Academy Charter Public School Reviews

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Codman is the perfect school on paper. We have AP and honors classes, exploratory learning, and college prep. Although it all sounds nice, the reality is another story. Our teachers are constantly leaving and principals are never permanent. You'd be lucky if someone stayed for your entire high school career. You can't blame the teachers for leaving since the kids have no structure from growing up in violent cities. It's almost always chaotic and It's difficult to focus in the environment we're in. It's a tiny school. Only a few classes have windows and we're inside the entire time unless you're a ninth grader. Upper class men don't have gym, we have to go on our own time for credit. You don't switch classes until the next year. You have to go every class with the same people all day and it gets intolerable if problems arise. We try to escape through sports but that aspect of the school is terribly underfunded. The school has no dances or spirit week.
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We use laptops very often and use programs like Google Docs, Excel or Powerpoint. We also use it to visit sites that help guide us and further understand class demonstrations, especially in Chemistry. We also have College class every thursday where our Guidance counselor meets with us to teach us about SATs, GPA and college / career paths. The teachers also participate as Crew leaders, groups of same sex students meet separately to share their Highs and Lows of the day and receive advice and comfort from the crew leader. The teachers also participate in Community Circle, a small hour performance and announcement ceremony every Thursday. The teachers also hold Office Hours, where students stay after school with the teacher assigned that day to go over anything missed in class.
This Boston Public School works like your typical charter school. With uniforms and different education systems. However, it's a junk food free zone to ensure students lose weight within their years of attending. You can makeup assignments missed or failed tests. Every Friday school is only 3 hours long for field trips, or labs. 100% of the students go to college thanks to the in-school College Advisers. And alumni are free to return for any more help and guidance. Kids are pressed for responsibility and adulthood in the Upper School. The Lower School caters to K-12. All of the classes are Honors or AP classes, so colleges see that as an added plus.