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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School is an above average, public, charter school located in Malden, MA. It has 1,575 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
180 responses
Average ACT
28
53 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$64,178
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,518
National
$949
Median Home Value
$382,200
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
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  • Sports
    19%
  • Semi
    15%
  • Senior Week
    13%
  • Pasta Palooza
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,575
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.5%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
28%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Mystic Valley Regional Charter School Reviews

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I attended kindergarten through eighth grade here. I definitely feel like I got a better academic experience and more exposure to people from diverse backgrounds than I would have at the public schools in my city.
I feel that I was very well set up for success here, but that being said, it takes a specific kind of student to do well at MV. If a student does not show up well on paper, they have a completely different experience.
There is so much emphasis on perfection and quantitative success that it is overwhelming even for the strongest students. The discipline system is strict to the point where it felt like they were just waiting for us to act out. Grades get closer and family-like with time, but in a shared trauma way, not a positive way. There are serious issues with racism through the administration, teachers, students, and discipline(both by over-disciplining black students and not stopping racism). On top of this, in all 13 grades there are is not one guidance counselor.
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Mystic Valley is a hellhole overly concerned with students academic performance and uninterested in their emotional health. The lower school isn't so bad, but if your kid attends mystic valley- get them out before high school!
While Mystic Valley prepares students to go to college and usually succeed, the administration tends to focus on more minuscule aspects of the students lives- such as attire and hair elastics. Mystic Valley is known for its use of the IB courses, (which are great!) yet when it comes to teaching them, the school is known for its high teacher turnover rate.
I hope that Mystic Valley realizes that the attention should be placed onto the students well being, by possibly getting guidance counselors, instead of blaming all of the issues on the handbook that they choose to keep in affect each year. All in all, MVRCS has taught me more than just school lessons. I hope that future generations of Mystic Valley students do not have to find that out the same way I did. I hope the school realizes how backwards some of its policies are, how the administration dances circles around answering our questions, and how confronting the students problems would only lead to happier students.