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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
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Excel High School is a public, magnet school located in South Boston, MA. It has 515 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
95 G. Street
South Boston, MA 02127
Telephone
(617) 635-9870

Excel High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
940
44 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$58,516
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,369
National
$949
Median Home Value
$423,200
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Talent Show
    33%
  • School elections
    22%
  • Art club
    11%
  • Build On club
    11%
  • Cultural day
    11%
  • PBIS incentives
    11%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
515
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,790
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.1%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$25,082/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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My experience at Excel was good. I got to meet new people. The environment was good. I love when the whole school comes together and have assemblies, talking about ways we can make the school better, upcoming events or fields trips. My favorite class was Global Issues. We partner up with another country named Jordan. We learn about their country and ways we can both make our communities better. It was very fun! I learn a lot from them. I learn that no matter where you are from, we are all the same. The challenge about the class was trying to figure out ways to cause awareness so everyone can make our communities a better place.
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The young people and teachers at Excel High School, are amazing and have built a supportive and loving environment. The administration however, was destructive to the learning and emotional culture that was already built in our school. They challenged student voice and disregarded the mental and emotional well being of our student. I wish for the years to come that the school finds an administrative team that supports student voice and power, as well as values the mental and emotional stress of urban students of color that see violence and trauma everyday.
I like the fact that all coaches are obligated and committed to there jobs, they help out anyone that struggles in and outside of school. Have different clubs that you can participate in and enjoy. On the other hand lunch isn’t that perfect but is better than anything. If you want to stay healthy, and of course if you play sports and have games you definitely will need drinks and something’s that will make you engage throughout your game and throughout your time during school. However, the school is pretty old but the knowledge is very powerful and the school has such amazing teacher that want everyone to be successful and definitely that’s what everyone needs in there life.