School Details

Lyndon K-8 School

20 Mt. Vernon St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 635-6824
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 & ungraded 574 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

59%
36%
58%
57%
52%
69%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
31%
54%
43%
38%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
41%
64%
50%
41%
60%
37%
22%
53%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
44%
68%
51%
38%
60%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
52%
72%
14%
34%
50%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
63%
79%
36%
37%
52%
14%
14%
42%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
49%
69%
45%
44%
60%
32%
27%
55%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lyndon K-8 School is a public middle school in Boston. The principal of Lyndon K-8 School is Kate Johnson. 574 students go to Lyndon K-8 School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 51% of the 574 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lyndon K-8 School is 13:1. St Theresa School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 34%
Hispanic 47% 43%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 13%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 8%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Lyndon is a pilot school which means a public school run like a charter school. Lately school has become more like other public schools and not helping smart kids get smarter. Current emphasis is on getting the bottom moved up a little. The result is this "best of Boston" school is becoming just like all the rest. With severe budget cuts planned for 2014-15 things will only get worse. School will lose $200 000 and 3-4 teachers. That will not help this school stop it's sliding MCAS scores.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the Lyndon. It is a great school great teachers alot of parent involvement. Over the last few years they have started an afterschool activity program. My daughter (6th grader) is taking African Dancing. She loves it. She is very happy here and I am very happy that she was able to get tnto this school!

  • (8 years ago)

    The Lyndon's strongest area is parental involvement. However this is not always welcomed by the management team. Parental concerns are not typically addressed. This school is on a nice street in a nice neighborhood. This doesn't make it a 'safe' school. Many incidents that occur at the school are brushed under the rug. This way the management team maintains its position as the 'it' school.

  • (11 years ago)

    The Lyndon School exhibits a strong curriculum and posts good results on most standard tests and MCAS. For the most part teachers are young vibrant and engaging of the students. As a pilot school there is some autonomy from the Boston Public Schools with hiring budget etc. The principal leadership is a three member management team which needs more oversight from BPS. They are not highly responsive to parental concerns and do not encourage parental involvement. There are no after school activities - sports social or otherwise- more do to the managemnt team's style rather than budget constraints or lack of participants. If changes are made in the management structure and parental involvement encouraged this could be an outstanding school.

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