RFL STUDENTS HAVE MANY CHALLENGES. 100% of our students are defined as “High Needs” by the Massachusetts Dept. of Secondary and Elementary Education. Additionally, our student composition represents a large concentration of the most challenged sub-groups in Framingham.
DROP-OUT RATE: Less than 1% of RFL students dropped out in the last 5 years, compared with a state-wide average of 8.5% for the high-needs population in 2015.
ATTENDANCE: Chronically absent students were out of school on average 32 days of the school year prior to joining RFL. After joining RFL, that number dropped to only 8 absences per school year on average. (Chronic absenteeism is the single biggest indicator of academic failure.)
GRADES: Students with GPAs of less than 1.0 before joining RFL, raised their GPAs by approximately 1.5.