All Charter’s Grads Are College-Bound

Published October 1, 1999

All 22 students in the first graduating class of Boston’s City on a Hill Charter School senior class are headed for college this fall. Many students at the school come from immigrant families and from the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Forty percent qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program. Ninety percent of this past year’s entering freshmen were below their grade level in math, and 70 percent were below their grade level in reading.