Raw Data

Note: The Boston Public Schools recently launched a new website, so some of the links below no longer work. If that’s the case, you can still access all the EAC and School Choice files by following this link.

Model option highlights (6 zone) (9 zone) (11 zone) (23 zone) (ELL) (SPED) (Zone-by-Zone comparison: probability of access to quality seat report)

  • These reports present analyses of the models broken down by MCAS Snapshot, DESE Level and popularity. Individual school data is listed for every zone in the 6, 9, 11, and 23 zone models. The demographics and average distance travelled broken down by zone and model is also included. See also the list of the schools in the BPS inclusive schools network.

Demographic summary for K0-8th grade students by race, income and language

  • This report shows the breakdown of the proposed models for Grades K – 8. Demographic Data, ELL level, language, disability, and disability program setting are included.

K2 demand – increased and expected demand

  • This report shows the expected demand for K2 seats by BPS students. The report also includes the student increase from last year to this year and any students that are unassigned. Furthermore, it includes students who declined their assignment and might be attracted back into the district with a new plan. There are certain zones that do not have supply but BPS will place students at a seat in zone or near to their home. BPS is reviewing all existing buildings to determine how it can best maximize existing buildings to meet future student demand as part of a long-term capital plan.

Programmatic supply

  • This report shows programmatic capacity by GenEd, ELL, Special Education, and Advanced Working Class (AWC) program seats for SY 2011-2012. It also includes the demand for each and the gap in programming. Under the proposed assignment models BPS would place programs to meet the demands of students closer to where they live and would increase programming where needed.

Building capacity

  • The report shows the building capacity for K-8 BPS buildings with the maximum amount of K-8 students that each building could serve.

Schools and features

  • This report shows basic details on all BPS schools that serve grades K-8. It includes information on current programming offered at the schools including extended learning time.

Choice popularity analysis of schools

  • The report shows the relative popularity of schools as measured against each other. Popularity was calculated by looking at the number of top 3 choices made for each school over the past two years and then ranking the average for all of the schools and giving schools a rank of 1, 2, 3 or 4 with 1 being the most common and 4 the least common. The greater of K1 and K2 choices were used for this analysis.

Percent of top 3 school choices within a walk zone, distance traveled to 1st through 3rd-choice schools and distance traveled to assigned school

  • This report includes the percent of students whose top 3 school choices were schools within their walk zone. This data comes from the Round 1 Choice Report for SY 2011-2012. One chart shows the distance traveled (range of miles) students travel to get to one of their top 3 school choices. This data comes from the Round 1 Choice Report for SY 2011-2012. One chart shows the distance traveled (range of miles) to reach an assigned school. This data comes from the Round 1 Choice Report for SY 2011-2012.

MCAS snapshot (quadrant) analysis

  • The report shows school by school scores based on performance and growth over the last 2 years for both Math & ELA. Scores were averaged and produced on a 3 point scale with 1 being high growth, high performance and 3 was negative growth, low performance. All other schools that had either high growth or high performance were scored as 2. Schools are aggregated by neighborhood and zone. A weighted average was calculated by weighting the number of students per zone/neighborhood against the school’s rankings.

DESE levels

  • Massachusetts’ system places schools and districts on a five-level scale, ranking the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest performing in Level 5. (BPS has no Level 5 schools). This process looks at growth and performance over a longer period than the MCAS Snapshot analysis.

MCAS: Percent proficient and advanced, composite performance index, student growth percentiles

  • This report shows the Composite Performance Index based on 2012 preliminary MCAS data. The Composite Performance Index (CPI) looks at how quickly students are improving in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics on a scale of 1-100. Student Growth Percentile (SGP) compares how much a student’s performance has improved from one year to the next with other similar students in Massachusetts. It’s a way of asking whether a particular student (or group of students) is doing better or worse this year compared to the progress that other similar students are making. Students at the Advanced level (Grades 4 – 10) demonstrate a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of rigorous subject matter, and provide sophisticated solutions to complex problems. Students at the Above Proficient level (Grade 3) demonstrate mastery of challenging subject matter and construct solutions to challenging problems.

Neighborhood snapshot of quality indicators

  • This report aggregates the various quality indicators and sorts them by commonly-defined neighborhood boundaries.

On-campus school crime incidents

  • The report shows the number of incidents per school broken down by type of incident

Off-campus crime incidents

  • The report shows neighborhood crime incidents.

BPS School Choice_Round 1 – 1st through 3rd Choice, SY 2012-2013.xls

  • This report presents the 2012 Student Assignment Round 1 results for all schools for all transition grades. The transition grades include K0, K1, K2, 6, and 9. The report is disaggregated by school, grade, and program code. The numbers represent how many students chose the given school first, second, or third. The program codes reference specific general education, English language learner, special education and advanced work class programs. Certain schools do receive a higher number of student choices based on grade and program. The number of student choices per school varies across the city. For additional information, please review the glossary.

BPS School Choice_Round 1 – 4th through 6th Choice, SY 2012-2013.xls

  • This report presents the 2012 Student Assignment Round 1 results for all schools for all transition grades. The transition grades include K0, K1, K2, 6, and 9. The report is disaggregated by school, grade, and program code. The numbers represent how many students chose the given school fourth, fifth, or sixth. The program codes reference specific general education, English language learner, special education and advanced work class programs. Certain schools do receive a higher number of student choices based on grade and program. The number of student choices per school varies across the city. For additional information, please review the glossary.

BPS School Choice_Round 1 – 7th plus and All Choice, SY 2012-2013.xls

  • This report presents the 2012 Student Assignment Round 1 results for all schools for all transition grades. The transition grades include K0, K1, K2, 6, and 9. The report is disaggregated by school, grade, and program code. The numbers represent how many students made this a seventh or greater choice. In addition, the total number of times a school was chosen by a student is included. The program codes reference specific general education, English language learner, special education and advanced work class programs. Certain schools do receive a higher number of student choices based on grade and program. The number of student choices per school varies across the city. For additional information, please review the glossary.

Demand- Student Descriptive Data_All Boston, SY 2011-2012.xls

  • This report includes all students in the city of Boston, including students who attend BPS and non-BPS schools. Students attending BPS schools are reported in worksheet #1, and students attending non-BPS schools are reported in worksheet #2. For the 2011 – 2012 school year (data as of December 16, 2011), there were approximately 75,496 K-12 students living in Boston. A majority of Boston students do attend Boston Public Schools but there are many students who attend non-BPS schools. Confidential information has been removed from the report to protect the privacy of families. The City of Boston divides the city into 867 geocodes. These areas are not synonymous with zip codes or neighborhoods but are a way to break down the city into very small geographies. See here for geocode map. This report provides the geocode, which shows the distribution of students across the city. Some data is only available for BPS students. However, data has been provided for all students to the extent possible.

Supply-BPS School Capacities #1-ALL-KED-REG-AWC Programs.xls

  • This report presents the enrollment by educational program and grade for every BPS school for school year 2011-2012. The aggregate capacity and enrollment is provided in addition to general education programs and Advanced Work Class programs. Finally, the programmatic capacity for each school is also provided. The programmatic capacity is the number of students who can be served in the school based on school budgets and staffing levels. This is distinct from the amount of space within the facility. The report indicates that some neighborhoods have more programmatic capacity than others.

Supply-BPS School Capacities #2-SPED Programs.xls

  • This report presents the enrollment by Special Education program and grade for BPS schools for school year 2011-2012. Students enrolled in special education program codes SA-4 through SL-4 are reported in worksheet #1, and students enrolled in special education program codes SM-4 through SY-4 are reported in worksheet #2.Worksheet #3 includes a glossary of these program codes. The programmatic capacity for each school by program and grade is also provided. The programmatic capacity is the number of students who can be served in the school, based on school budgets and staffing levels. This is distinct from the amount of space within the facility. The report indicates that some schools have more programmatic capacity than others. [spreadsheet updated August 27, 2012]

Supply-BPS School Capacities #3-Language BLs Programs.xls
Supply-BPS School Capacities #4-Language and Other Programs.xls

  • These reports present the enrollment by English Language Learner (ELL) and other program and grade for every BPS school for school year 2011-2012. Due to software constraints, the ELL programs are listed in two separate reports. The programmatic capacity for each school is also provided. The programmatic capacity is the number of students who can be served in the school, based on school budgets and staffing levels. This is distinct from the amount of space within the facility. The report indicates that some neighborhoods have more programmatic capacity than others.

Supply-BPS School Descriptive Data, SY 2011-2012.xls

  • This report presents a snapshot of all BPS schools with student data as of December 16, 2011. Basic school statistics (address, start times, principal) include 2011 – 2012 data. Further, the report shows school-by-school data broken up by grade, race, ELL status, SPED status, student location, and student transportation usage. The enrollment data will change for 2012-2013.

Supply-BPS School Performance Data, SY 2010-2011.xls

  • This report presents the 2010 Massachusetts DESE Accountability Levels for schools and the 2010 – 2011 MCAS data by school. The levels will be updated this fall based on new data as it is released by the state. The MCAS data will also be updated in the fall when the most recent MCAS data is released. This report presents a snapshot of the MCAS performance level for each school in both Math and English Language Arts. The data is also broken down to show performance within race-based, English language learners, special education and low-income subgroups at each school.

Supply-BPS Attendance-Suspension-Retention Data, SY 2010-2011.xls

  • This report presents the attendance, suspension, and retention rate by school for the 2010 – 2011 school year. (Data for the 2011 – 2012 school year is not yet available.)

LEP Students

073012 BPS Improving School Choice Survey.xls

  • This report compiles raw responses to on-line and in-person questions during our March-July community feedback process. Data has been edited to remove personally-identifiable information. Note: This data has been analyzed and is available in a summary report here.

One Morning In Boston

  • This is a look at the trips students from one Boston neighborhood make each day to get to school.This is a snapshot of students from the 2011-2012 school year. It includes students enrolled in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade in a Boston Public School (BPS). It does not include those students, however, who attend a BPS school not included in the standard assignment process, such as an exam school. The distances are “as the crow flies.”