North Central Charter Essential School

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171 South St

Fitchburg, MA 01420

(978) 345-2701

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Grades: 7 - 12

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 365

Students Per Teacher: 8

Parent Reviews

25 Parent Reviews for North Central Charter Essential School

NCCES is a school on the rise. My son is in 7th grade and he is finally the student and person he wants to be. He is challenged, encouraged and supported by the teachers, staff and fellow students. He is involved in after school activities and pursuing new interests that he wouldn't have tried at his ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

I'm retired ,and now sub at NCCES. I won't sub anywhere else! I'm impressed by the focus on each individual student's success! The staff here is genuine, high caliber, and cares!

Posted by a teacher on 10/23/13

We love NCCES!! Teachers really do care about the success of their students. They know our child personally and help him achieve his goals. Smaller class size allows for a more personalized education. We can't imagine him attending our district school. So glad we chose NCCES for our child's education.

Posted by a parent on 10/23/13

We like it! The staff and teachers really care about their students and work with them to succeed. Homework isn't excessive, and the curriculum covers the academic necessities. The smaller class sizes and dedicated staff make it feel like a cooperative community. Ted Sizer's essential school vision ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/11/13

NCCES has the hardest working staff and the most amazingly accepting students. The teachers personalize the education experience and do what ever it takes. The students allow others to be themselves. Take a look at the results on the Dept of Ed website...all students are successful. This school is ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/23/13

This school is horrible. Unless your child has a learning disability do not send them here. Those are the only students that get any type of academic help or attention. I had to go out of my way to get into the college I wanted, by shelling out extra money to take college courses in addition to an ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/21/13

NCCES had so much promise. Over the years they have lost some great teachers due to poor management and focus. They have not been able to maintain their Essential School vision and have had difficulty attracting students who could really benefit from this style of learning. I hope the are able to ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/21/13

NCCES it really just trying to become a disorganized public school, it will be my fourth year at the school and we've lost around 10-12 teachers. I feel like the students need a say in what the school needs to do because we know what we need. I don't know, being in the school has just become really frustrating. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/21/13

I graduated in 2008 from NCCES, and despite some medical problems, managed to hold both a bachelor's degree and a manager position at a health clinic four years later. I knew I wanted to be in health care at a young age, so the school greatly fostered this interest and helped me land a great internship ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/11/13

this school is horrible they have no idea what an iep is and I'm not letting her go there next year.

Posted by a parent on 06/09/13

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Test Year: 2011
North Central Charter Essential School
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* In 2010-2011 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.

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Fitchburg schools — North Central Charter Essential School is located at 171 South St, Fitchburg MA 01420. 171 South St is in the 01420 ZIP code in Fitchburg, MA The school district for North Central Charter Essential School is the North Central Charter Essential School. North Central Charter Essential School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7 - 12.
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