Student Success

With some of the most impressive scores in our school’s history, NHCS has been designated a Level 1 School for the 5th year in a row. As we prepare to launch our new high school next fall, our program continues to grow and strengthen.

This year, we ranked #6 in the state in schoolwide ELA (English Language Arts) growth* and our 7th and 8th graders set the bar for performance by scoring amongst the highest of all students across the Commonwealth:

 NHCS 8th graders ranked:

  • 1st in the state in ELA performance
  • 1st in the state (out of all 323 schools) in ELA growth
  • In addition, NHCS 7th and 8th graders performed in the:
    • Top 1% of schools in the state in 7th grade ELA growth
    • Top 1% of schools in the state in 7th grade math growth
    • Top 2% of schools in the state in 7th grade ELA performance
    • Top 3% of schools in the state in 8th grade math performance
    • Top 10% of schools in the state in 8th grade math growth

In addition, NHCS partnered closely with two Boston district schools, the Donald McKay and the Mildred Ave K-8, working with them to improve their academic results by sharing and adapting practices, systems and structures that have proven successful at NHCS. We’re so pleased to report that both schools went from chronically low-performing to Level 1 status. NHCS extends its congratulations to the principals and teachers of these schools.

While we are incredibly proud of these results, test scores alone don’t measure what makes Neighborhood House truly special. Our goal is to see 100% of our alumni graduate from high school, further their education beyond high school, and achieve life success.  To do this, we must ensure that our students learn to think critically, work hard, be curious and creative, and communicate and collaborate well.  This requires our teachers and staff to go above and beyond, inside the classroom and out, every single day; that’s what makes NHCS truly special.

View our Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education report card.

*The student growth index measures the amount of growth shown by an individual student in grades 4-8, relative to their academic peers.

Contact Us

  • Queen St Campus (grades K1 – 7)
  • 21 Queen Street
  • Dorchester MA 02122
  • Lower Mills Campus (grades 8-9)
  • 2220 Dorchester Avenue
  • Dorchester MA 02124
  • Phone: 617.825.0703
  • Fax: 617.825.1829
  • info@thenhcs.org
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