Top 100 Best STEM High Schools – Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School – US News & World Report – 22/100

Top 100 Best STEM High Schools – Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School – US News & World Report – 22/100


Top 100 Best STEM Schools – US News & World Report – 22/100

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Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School

Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School
201 FOREST ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA 01752

Phone: (508) 597-2400

District: Advanced Math And Science Academy Charter

Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (AMSAcs)
Location
201 (Lower School)/ 199 (Upper School) / 165 (White Building) Forest St.
Marlborough, MA 01752
Information
Type Publicly funded 6-12 Charter School
Established 2005
Founder Julia Sigalovsky
School district Marlborough, Hudson, Maynard, and Clinton: however, students from other towns may attend
Principal Jay Sweeney
Staff ~80
Grades 6 through 12
Enrollment 950
Color(s) Navy Blue, Orange, White
Athletics Baseball, Softball, Cross Country, Track, Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Golf, Fencing, Swimming, and Hockey
Athletics conference Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization
Mascot War Eagle
Website Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School=[1]

Overview

Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School is ranked 3rd within Massachusetts. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School is 74 percent. The student body makeup is 54 percent male and 46 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 36 percent. Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School is the only high school in the Advanced Math And Science Academy Charter (District).

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Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares to others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Gold
National Rank
#130
State Rank
#3
Charter Rank
#32
STEM Rank
#22
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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 963
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 36%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 6%
Full-Time Teachers 70
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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in English 100%
Proficient in Math 97%
College Readiness Index 69.4
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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 06 – 12
Setting Large Suburb
Charter School Yes
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding Yes
District

This information relates to high schools run by this school’s state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 1
Total Students 963
Proficient in English (district average) 100%
Proficient in Math (district average) 97%
College Readiness (district average) 69.4

Total Enrollment 963
9th Grade 114 Students
10th Grade 76 Students
11th Grade 62 Students
12th Grade 62 Students
Student Diversity

This is the breakdown of ethnicity and gender of a school’s student body, based on data reported to the government.

Ethnicity/Race

Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 36%
American Indian/Alaskan Native Enrollment (% of total) 1%
Asian Enrollment (% of total) 26%
Black Enrollment (% of total) 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander (% of total) 0%
Hispanic Enrollment (% of total) 5%
White Enrollment (% of total) 64%
Two or More Races Enrollment (% of total) 2%
Gender

Male (% of total) 54%
Female (% of total) 46%
Economically Disadvantaged Students

These are the percentages of the school’s students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, based on data reported to the government.

Free Lunch Program (% of total) 3%
Reduced-Price Lunch Program (% of total) 2%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 6%

English Proficiency Distribution

English proficiency is determined by student results on the school’s Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test.

Total Students Tested 75
Failing 0%
Needs Improvement 0%
Proficient 45%
Advanced 55%
Math Proficiency Distribution

Math proficiency is determined by student results on the school’s Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test.

Total Students Tested 75
Failing 0%
Needs Improvement 3%
Proficient 8%
Advanced 89%
Overall Student Performance

This measures overall student performance on state exams. The calculations by U.S. News were the first of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

State Test Performance Index 135.3
Risk-Adjusted Performance Index 10.6
Disadvantaged Student Performance

This measures the proficiency on state exams among typically underperforming subgroups. The calculations by U.S. News were the second of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

Percentage of Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient N/A
Percentage of Non-Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient N/A
Gap Between Disadvantaged and Non-Disadvantaged Students N/A
Gap Between School and State Among Disadvantaged Students N/A
College-Ready Student Performance

High school students take AP® and IB exams to earn college credit and demonstrate success at college-level course work. U.S. News calculated a College Readiness Index based on exam participation rates and percentages of students passing at least one exam. The Index determined which types of medals (gold, silver or bronze) were awarded to top-performing schools.

College Readiness Index 69.4
Exam Used for Index AP®
Advanced Placement® (AP®) Student Performance

Many U.S. higher educational institutions grant credits or advanced placement based on student performance on AP® exams. This shows this school’s student participation and performance on these exams if data were available. (N/A means no students participated.)

Participation Rate 74%
Participant Passing Rate 91%
Exams Per Test Taker 3.9
Exam Pass Rate 87%
Quality-Adjusted Participation Rate 68%
Quality-Adjusted Exams Per Test Taker 3.7

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Comment/s
“I am a teacher at AMSA and very proud to be part of the faculty, staff and family community who work collaboratively to help each student succeed! Our students are amazing and so is the dedicated faculty and staff!" – Kelly Powers