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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Hadley, MA. It has 529 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1290
17 responses
Average ACT
32
5 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$64,276
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,174
National
$949
Median Home Value
$329,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
50%
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
  • Spirit Week
    67%
  • learning Chinese
    33%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
529
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
44.8%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
75%
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
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
38%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Incredible teachers, the most amazing experiences, and a very tight-knit peer group all make PVCICS an incredible choice for any student. There is a great deal of diversity of interests in the class -- students hoping to become neurosurgeons, fashion designers, experimental physicists -- and everyone brings a unique personality to the classroom. Because of the student:faculty ratio, classes are fairly small, so these personalities are each appreciated to an even greater extent!

The IB program is also a hugely important aspect of the school, and it provides a very rigorous education that many colleges have a great deal of respect for.
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I thought that Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School provided me with a really strong, unique education. The academics are challenging, but the teachers are always willing to slow down a class and talk things out. The teachers are very supportive and friendly, and they really care about students being academically sucessful. Because the are not a lot of students, the clubs and sports are low-key. We do have a newspaper, a Black Student Union, a Gender Sexuality alliance, sports teams, and quite a few other groups that are big parts of our community. The guidance counselor and teachers are always ready to talk college with us and help us along the way. The school's chinese immersion setting has taught me a lot about the chinese language and culture, and I have been at the school for 11 years now. Going to PVCICS has been a unique experience, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a diverse, safe, welcoming K-12 public school.
Excellent, friendly, diverse school with a tradition of success. Very small class sizes work well for some but may leave others feeling cramped. Genuinely nice teachers, in all grades, both in and out of the classroom. Cooperative administration generally willing to work with students and parents to sort out any kinks. My one gripe would be the high school sports program, but that is currently being expanded to cover both more sports and more grades. I've been attending the school since kindergarten, and it feels more like a family than anything else at this point. Very relaxed environment, students regularly joke around and tease teachers (and are serious when it comes time, of course.)