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Everything You Need to Know About Brookline Public Schools

Moving to Brookline? Knowing the school system in a town is a key focus when it comes to making the move. And Brookline's public school system is one of the best in the state. In Boston Magazine, Brookline was ranked #19 in the 2013 "Massachusetts 50 best public school" article. They compiled numbers from 147 municipalities in Greater Boston, and ranked the schools based on many factors, including student-to-teacher ratio, per-pupil expenditure, graduation rate, MCAS scores, and the percent of students going to college.

According to the Brookline Public School website, there is a staff of approximately 1200 and the schools are supported by a $59.9M budget. Eight k-8 schools feed into one comprehensive high school. The reason for a K-8 system? According to the website, it is because "in a K-8 system, everyone knows the child better and difficult transitions are eliminated."

Here's what you need to know about the Brookline schools in your area:

School

Total Enrollment

Total Teachers

Student/Teacher Ratio

2013 MCAS Results (Percent that scored proficient or above)

 

Baker School

752

53.6

14.0 to 1

-82% in English language arts

-82% in Mathematics

-75% in Science

 baker school

Devotion School

820

63.8

12.9 to 1

-81% in English language arts

-73% in Mathematics

-63% in Science

 devotion school

Driscoll School

581

42.8

13.6 to 1

-83% in English language arts

-82% in Mathematics

-57% in Science

 driscoll school

Heath School

547

41.4

13.2 to 1

-89% in English language arts

-87% in Mathematics

-63% in Science

 heath school

Lawrence School

650

48

13.5 to 1

-80% in English language arts

-78% in Mathematics

-58% in Science

 lawrence school

Lincoln School

564

47.3

11.9 to 1

-77% in English language arts

-71% in Mathematics

-59% in Science

 lincoln school

The Lynch Center

68

5.2

13.1 to 1

 N/A

 lynch center

Pierce School

752

52.1

14.4 to 1

-80% in English language arts

-77% in Mathematics

-65% in Science

 pierce school

Runkle School

534

45.4

11.8 to 1

-76% in English language arts

-76% in Mathematics

-51% in Science

 runkle school

Brookline High School

1,803

154.8

11.6 to 1

2013 MCAS

-98% in English language arts

-93% in Mathematics

-87% in Science

SAT average

Reading: 591

Writing: 590

Math:

609

 brookline high school

brookline school map

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* All statistical information was found on the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) website

 

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