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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  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 1,150 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
50 Essex Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Telephone
(617) 284-7800
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Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
59 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
41%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$83,122
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,754
National
$949
Median Home Value
$629,700
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.
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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • International Night
    36%
  • Exhibition night
    27%
  • Community Meetings
    18%
  • Alumni day
    9%
  • Poetry slam
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,150
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.6%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
80%
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 High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Prospect Hill Academy used to be such an amazing school! With the new administration that has been hired that have zero knowledge about a diverse community. The new faculty has been handling all situations incorrectly and very unprofessionally. This school once used to be something to be proud about, now as a student, I feel ashamed.
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I am an uprising senior at Prospect Hill Academy. My experience at my school has prepared me to understand what success in college entails. My school presents many opportunities for students with school clubs and local programs promoting career training. In my Junior year 22 students and I participated in our annual Junior Journey program, a trip to Guatemala on a service trip teaching students of San Pedro English. I appreciate Prospect Hill implementing restorative practices in our classes and throughout the school's community. Restorative circles in Advisory allowed students and I to voice our opinions on current events. Restorative Justice has created an engaging learning environment for my peers to enhance more research and share it with others. As president of my Senior Class, I enjoy our students voicing notions in our school. All in all, my experience at Prospect Hill Academy has been exceptional and worth lasting from academics to community bonding.
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is the place to be if you want to be surrounded by people from all walks of life and by those who are eager to see you succeed. In the beginning if my high school experience at Prospect Hill Academy, I felt lost. But over the years, I began to find myself through the small charter school that consists of both peers and faculty members who want the best for you not only in high school, but for the many years after that. With our strong school spirit, we don't have the necessary facilities to make Prospect Hill Academy the best it can be. These facilities include a gym and an auditorium. With a gym, students will have more of a drive to be active in the school's sports teams. With an auditorium, we'd have more opportunities to come together as a school and celebrate our greatness with one another in a space that is ours.