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Dorchester-based Boston Collegiate Charter School's tenth-graders ranked number one in math and English on MCAS

Posted by Patrick Rosso  September 23, 2013 11:12 AM

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Tenth-grade students from the Boston Collegiate Charter School, based in Dorchester, topped the ticket on the recently announced 2013 MCAS.

One-hundred percent of the tuition-free charter school’s 10th graders scored Advanced or Proficient in the English language arts and math portions of the state exam. The students are now ranked number one of 354 schools in both math and English.

“The achievement of our students is a direct result of the dedication of our students, teachers, and families,” Shannah Varón, executive director of the school, said in a statement. “We know our students are capable of achieving at high levels, and we’re grateful to be part of a community of people working together to ensure that they succeed. It is not easy to be a BCCS student, teacher, or parent—but the student success makes it worth it.”

The school, which includes 635 students in the fifth through twelfth grades, also saw positive results from its seventh and eighth grade students. Its seventh-graders are now ranked eight of 468 in English and 33 of 467 in math. Its eighth-graders are now ranked eight of 465 in English and 21 of 465 in math.

For the full list of the 2013 MCAS results, click here.

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