School Details

Classical High School

235 O Callaghan Way, Lynn, MA 01905
(781) 477-7404
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1500 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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78%
51%
45%
71%

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
  • Lynn School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
51%
69%
60%
42%
60%
51%
33%
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.
46%
41%
73%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCASSTE)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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
  • Lynn School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Classical High School is a public high school in Lynn. The principal of Classical High School is Eugene Constantino, whose e-mail is constantinog@lynnschools.org. 1,500 students attend Classical High School and identify as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 81% of the 1,500 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Classical High School is 15:1. St Marys Jr-Sr High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 39% 51%
Multiracial 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 28% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 10%
Asian 13% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.08% 0.02%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 82%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Awesome school I had 4 children graduated from classical . One of them graduated from BU the other one CURRY COLLEGE And my son is going to BENTLEY . I am upset my 16 year old is going to another school which I don't like but you bet my 12 year will be going to CLASSICAL!! The teachers are very nice. MR. Constintino was always very nice to me and my family.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great if you want a good education. Most of the teachers here will always put the students first and make sure every student gets the help that you need if they're struggling in academically. When I went here and I struggled and didn't care about my grades the teachers would always do their best to help me out and it got me caring about my grades again and wanting to do my best in school. They also have extra help if you're not good in MCAS. I was never very good at MCAS and after attending only 7 MCAS prep sessions after school I ended up getting advanced and proficient on my MCAS scores. Socially however I don't like this school. It's way too over crowded & many students here are obnoxious. If you don't have anyone to sit with at lunch you're out of luck. You're going to be alone for that lunch period whether you like it or not. Also didn't like how the school was super strict with the use of cell phones you couldn't use your phones during mentoring (homeroom) or lunch which completely blows if you didnt like the people in your mentoring room or were alone at lunch. Overall your education is the most important and this school has a great education system.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have three children who have all chosen to go to Lynn Classical. I couldn't be happier with the opportunities they have been given to learn and thrive in this wonderful environment.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a sophmore at lynn classical and i think that it is the best school in lynn! people make fun of us because our school is sinking and because are freshman aren't in the big building but our acdemics are high! we care about each other we are a big family! i recomed anyone coming her you wont be judge and maing friends is so easy because everyone is nice.

  • (7 years ago)

    I rate this school a five star. My son graduated from Classical High with high honors. Never had any trouble with students or teachers. Had a great football coach. Now my daughter is a junior. She also does great in school and involved in chorus which is run by a wonderful teacher that really cares about the students. The principal and all the staff are very caring and I can't stress enough how safe the school is.

  • (7 years ago)

    There is not much I can say about this school except that it is excellent. The teachers care for the students (up some point it even gets personal and you feel that you don't have teachers but friends). I attended LCHS and got a great education classes are challenging and there are no easy A's you have to work. Some teachers I remember are Ms. FREY (she teaches history) Mr. Spears (he teaches geology) Mr. Castleman (He teaches english but he mostly works with ESL students). He was the one that helped me write all my college essays even though he was just my home room teacher. I love the school and will never forget the good times. Grad in 2006

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers are nice most of them. However like alot of high schools they put little importance on the arts but instead stress competitiveness i.e. sports.

  • (11 years ago)

    Classical is a wonderful high school with wonderful teachers. The teachers are willing to help a student in need as are the guidance counselors. Also the after school tutoring program for the MCAS is exceptional.

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