We take the work of preparing our scholars to be college-bound, service-minded leaders seriously, and our academic results support this claim. Alma scholars not only outperform their district peers on MCAS, they often outperform their peers in the surrounding suburbs. In some areas, our scholar achievement now matches some of the highest performing schools in the Commonwealth.
Alma gets results for all scholars
On the 2019 MCAS, Alma scholars passed the math test at a higher rate than both their district and statewide peers. Our scholars also outperformed their district peers in ELA and nearly matched the state average.
Alma’s special population scholars consistently outperform the state average as well as their district peers. In fact, Alma’s high needs scholars outperformed the general population of students citywide on the MCAS. This makes clear that Alma’s high support model leads all of our scholars to achieve to their potential.
We’re breaking the link between poverty and low achievement.
Through their own hard work, our scholars are proving that effort determines success – not innate ability, luck, zip code, or family background.
We created Alma to be a game-changing school for kids from New Bedford. These results affirm that we are on our way toward that mission.