Excel's Impact On Public Education

  • 1.7%

    The student attrition rate across our four campuses is lower than two percent, lower then the state and sending district averages, proving the impact an Excel Academy education has on our students and families.

  • 100%

    100 percent of 8th grade students at our East Boston campus scored Advanced or Proficient on the English MCAS exams in 2013 and 2014.

  • 65%

    65 percent of our college-age alumni are currently persisting toward a 2- or 4-year college degree. (The national average of kids from low-income families earning bachelor’s degrees is less than 10 percent.)

  • Excel Academy is a network of tuition-free public charter schools. Students are admitted through a blind public lottery. In 2016, over 1,000 students applied to attend our four campuses.

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  • Each year, over 2,000 people apply to work at our schools, making Excel an employer of choice for passionate, hard-working, idealistic people who want to have an impact on young people.



  • Excel is a public school district and therefore a majority of our budget is covered by the state's per-pupil reimbursement. However, Excel raises private money while in growth mode. In 2015, Excel raised over $3.5 million to support the growth of our organization and our new high school building.



  • Excel hosts an average of 450 people annually from around the country, primarily other educators, who come to observe our schools in action. These visits are part of a collaborative effort to share best practices in academics and operations.



Excel Academy's mission is to prepare students to succeed
in high school and college, apply their learning to solve relevant problems,
and engage productively in their communities.