School Details

Hurley K-8 School

70 Worcester St, Boston, MA 02118
(617) 635-8489
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 336 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

78%
32%
57%
91%
47%
67%

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

57%
29%
53%
40%
32%
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

50%
45%
65%
46%
43%
61%
32%
20%
51%

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

40%
42%
67%
60%
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

69%
52%
71%
48%
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

64%
58%
78%
73%
36%
54%
0%
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

Hurley K-8 School is a public middle school in Boston. The principal of Hurley K-8 School is Marjorie Soto. 336 children attend Hurley K-8 School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 71% of the 336 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Hurley K-8 School is 13:1. Orchard Gardens K-8 School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 38%
Hispanic 74% 38%
Multiracial 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 9%
Asian 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 74%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    As both a grandparent and educator I see my grandson advancing further and faster both mentally and socially than one of his parents or myself at the same age. After some trepidation supportive staff and good parents enhanced his adjustment Now he is blooming. Thank you Hurley!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a school where the Principal marjorie soto) will be the amazing principal if you are a parent that can provide money or grants for the school if not don't bother having your child here because you as a parent and your child will be ignore.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's hard to measure the test results for the Hurley when you take into account that it's a 2-way language immersion program. While still improving academically overall the Hurley provides an amazing and immeasurable opportunity for kids to learn in 2 languages - which is a huge academic challenge to the kids. The Principal is very strong the teachers are excellent and the parents are extremely engaged in this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think the hurley came a long way. Back in the day classes were very little no gym no library. The teachers have always been involved and the principal (ms. Soto) is something to cheer about. Thank god for her.

  • (6 years ago)

    The Hurley is a wonderful little school in the South End. Principal Marjorie Soto is an amazing leader and parent involvement is extremely high. In the two-way bilingual immersion program native English and Spanish speakers learn together in both languages. The school has recently added a gym a library and a playing field.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hurley School is the poster child school for the renaissance of Boston Public Schools. With a very strong parents group raising millions for the schools over the past four years the Hurley School is the best choice in BPS for the South End Back Bay.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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