School Details

Harbor School

11 Charles St, Boston, MA 02122
(617) 635-6365
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 256 students 12 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

39%
42%
67%
31%
43%
60%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
52%
71%
12%
36%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
58%
78%
22%
36%
54%
8%
13%
39%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harbor School is a public middle school in Boston. The principal of Harbor School is Amy Marx. 256 students go to Harbor School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 83% of the 256 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Harbor School is 12:1. Smith Leadership Academy Charter Public School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 67% 38%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 20% 38%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.4%
Asian 2% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 74%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a student. Teachers are rude. They do not welcome students comments. They are not willing to assist me when I have problems. When I get frustrated they do not allow me space to calm down. They get in my face and make me feel bad. I miss my old school because my teachers were strict but they were fair.

  • (4 years ago)

    My friend goes here. And he told me its good but not that good. so idk. im a 6th grader and he is a 8th grader so. ima see how ma year goes. not. i got a betta school to go to. LGF ALL DAII (LILLA G. FREDRICK PILOT.

  • (4 years ago)

    I find the teachers at The Harbor to be some of the most hard working people I have ever come across. They really make themselves available to the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    I do not find this school helpful. The teachers make plans to assist with children who are struggling but do not follow through on them. They will meet meet meet but rarely put practical things in action. Furthermore in all my dailings (at least 1/2 a dozen) with the secetary she is rude as if she doesn't know how to work with people!.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school was AWESOME when I was going there. (2000-2002) 7th-8th grd. Wasnt there for 6th grade but they offered really good electives and had mandatory drama sessions. Location wise- well its not that great but I know that I (didnt) wake up not wanting to go to school.

  • (7 years ago)

    i am a former graduate of The Harbor School (THS). I graduated in 2005. THS is a very good school to send your child to because your children will like it very much. THS has a very different way of teaching and a different way of learning. THS is a high school prep school and when i left the harbor school i was very ready for high school. some things that are good about the Harbor School are that the teachers are very friendly and the teachers are very willing to help your child our. another good thing about THS is your child will keep the same teacher and same class trough out the three years that he/she is there. alls i have to say about THS is that it is a very good school to send your child to your child will learn alot from being there. also the school has very good after school activites. -Class of '05

  • (8 years ago)

    Whatluck!My kids love this school and so do I! The teachers are openly caring and give their everything to inspire the students to aim for sucess. This school has a special mission and has changed my kids attitude toward education.

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