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For the purposes of this program, the National Science Foundation defines a high need district as one that meets at least one of the following criteria:

  1. It has at least one school in which 50 percent or more of the enrolled students are eligible for participation in the free and reduced price lunch program.

  2. It has at least one school in which: (i) more than 34 percent of the academic classroom teachers at the secondary level (across all academic subjects) do not have an undergraduate degree with a major or minor in, or a graduate degree in, the academic field in which they teach the largest percentage of their classes; or (ii) more than 34 percent of the teachers in two of the academic departments do not have an undergraduate degree with a major or minor in, or a graduate degree in, the academic field in which they teach the largest percentage of their classes.

  3. It has at least one school whose teacher attrition rate has been 15 percent or more over the last three school years.

The following Massachusetts districts meet criterion 1 of NSF's definitions of high need districts according to information form the Massachusetts Department of Education. Additional districts may meet one of the other two criteria. This list was updated in March, 2008.

 

Acad/Strategic Learn HMCS
Academy Of Pacific Rim CS
Ashland
Athol-Royalston
Barnstable
Benjamin Banneker CS
Boston
Boston Evening Acad HMCS
Boston Preparatory CS
Boston Renaissance CS
Brockton
Cambridge
Champion HMCS
Chelsea
Chelsea
Chicopee
City On A Hill CS
Codman Academy CS
Community CS of Cambridge
Community Day CS
Conservatory Lab CS
Edward Brooke CS
Everett
Excel Academy CS
Fall River
Fitchburg
Framingham
Gill-Montague
Greater Lawrence RVT
Greater Lowell Voc Tec
Greenfield
Haverhill
Health Careers Acad HMCS
Holyoke
Holyoke Community CS
Kipp Academy Lynn CS
Lawrence
Lawrence Family Dev CS
Lowell
Lowell Community CS
Lowell Middlesex Acad CS
Lynn
Malden
Medford
Media & Tech CS
MLK Jr. School of Excellence
Neighborhood House CS
New Bedford
New Bedford Global Learn
New Leadership HMCS
North Adams
Peabody
Phoenix Charter Academy
Pittsfield
Quincy
Randolph
Revere
Robert M Hughes Acad CS
Roxbury Prep CS
Salem
Seven Hills CS
Smith Leadership Academy
Somerville
Southbridge
Springfield
Taunton
Uphams Corner CS
Wareham
West Springfield
Westfield
Worcester