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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School is an above average, public, charter school located in Hadley, MA. It has 471 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
About Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School...
Address
317 Russel Street
Hadley, MA 01035
Telephone
(413) 582-7040
Website

Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1270
14 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$58,953
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,050
National
$949
Median Home Value
$310,100
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
40%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
40%
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
  • Spirit Week
    100%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
471
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
44.8%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 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
20%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School Reviews

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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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The attitude of the high school students is a major indicator of the schools underlying issues and toxicity. Students frequently complain of how much they hate school. The intense, competitive environment also takes a major toll on students emotional well being and mental health. It is not uncommon for students to break down in tears during the school day or talk about having mental breakdowns/panic attacks over the workload or upcoming tests. Additionally, teachers refuse to plan around or allow time for occasional non-academic activities, especially nearing the end of the school year, to reduce stress. Despite the emotional strain the students are under, the school's guidance counselors have mishandled numerous situations in the middle and high school, drastically worsening the situation. After seeing the disastrous results going to the guidance counselor has, many students avoid it. Furthermore, the administration is notorious for not listing to student concerns in the slightest.
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School is a k-12 school in which they teach kids the Chinese language and culture in a fully immersed setting. This school not only offers the International Bacceluerte Diploma Program for all high school students free of charge, but they also prepare them for college and academic success. The teachers are always there for a student in need and always do their best to make sure every single student and staff feel safe, included, and doing well academically.