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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is an above average, public, charter school located in Cambridge, MA. It has 1,125 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
82 responses
Average ACT
29
5 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$98,447
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,933
National
$949
Median Home Value
$572,816
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
  • International Night
    29%
  • Community Meetings
    18%
  • Exhibition night
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Alumni day
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Poetry slam
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,125
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
88%
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
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.6%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
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
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Like many other schools, your experience is what you make of it. One of Prospect Hills' major components of focus is their focus on college readiness. As a current college student its truly shocking to see how many students weren't as prepared as I was. I've met too many college students who didn't know what FAFSA even was. Furthermore, PHA's location makes it an awesome hub for any prospective students to get involved in their community or explore leadership opportunities. One very popular opportunity is TPP, which is located off of Central Square and help students create their own business. For the most part, the teachers will help students achieve greatness and do well however there are a few that fall far below these criteria. For a small school, PHA does offer a wide variety of sports - but some favorites (i.e football) are not available. The diversity offered at PHA will expose you to many different cultures and world views which is awesome preparation for adulthood.
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I have been a part of the PHA community for my entire life! I appreciate all of the help and support the teachers and the college counseling department has given me as I transition into college. As a small school, PHA is able to accommodate all student needs and have programs in place for students that need extra help.
I liked this school because of the great people and experiences that I've shared with them. So far, my junior year has been going smoothly. The teachers and administration are involved and open to hearing from students and parents. I would describe this school as relaxed but with lots of rigorous classes that force students to think deeper. Being located in Cambridge, it's quite involved in the local community. You'll see students actively pursuing volunteer experience throughout the year. It's amazing considering the faculty who are equally excited to participate and facilitate extracurricular activities.