Closing the Achievement Gap
The achievement discrepancy is clearly indicated by the chart below. Non Low Income and White students consistently score higher, while low income and African American students score much lower. The red arrow shows the dramatic turnaround for Low Income, Black, and Hispanic students who attend CoaH, proving that with the right programs and implementation closing the achievement gap is possible.
City on a Hill consistently outperforms the sending district and the state.
When compared to other districts in Massachusetts on the 10th grade MCAS exam, City on a Hill excels in student growth. Of 288 districts calculated, CoaH ranked:
- In the top five for math for the past four years; and
- In the top ten for English Language Arts for three out of the last four years.
City on a Hill prepares all our students for college.
100% of City on a Hill graduates have been admitted to college.
Sampling of colleges City on a Hill students have elected to attend: Bentley University, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, Bryn Mawr College, Bucknell University, Centre College, College of the Holy Cross, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Hamilton College, Morehouse College, Mt. Holyoke College, Occidental College, Providence College Savannah College of Art & Design, Smith College, Spelman College, Syracuse College, Union College, University of Massachusetts, Wellesley College.
We know that with the right supports our students can get into college. It is our job to provide them with the academic, social, and financial literacy skills necessary to complete college. Approximately 24% of Hispanic and 28% of Black Boston Public School graduates graduate from a two- or four-year college within six years (Center for Labor Market Studies, Getting to the Finish Line. Boston: 2008). Of our last five graduating classes, 75% of students have either graduated or are still enrolled in college.