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Everything You Need to Know About Brookline Public Schools

tech <p><font size="4">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 <em><a href="http://www.bostonmagazine.com/boston-best-schools-2013/">Boston Magazine</a></em>, 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.</font></p> <p><font size="4">According to the Brookline Public School <a href="http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/">website</a>, 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."</font></p> <p><font size="4">Here's what you need to know about the Brookline schools in your area:</font></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="cursor: default"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="96"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><b>School</b></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="99"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><b>Total Enrollment</b></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="56"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><b>Total Teachers</b></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="95"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><b>Student/Teacher Ratio</b></p> </td> <td colspan="2" style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="158"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><b>2013 MCAS Results </b><b>(Percent that scored proficient or above)</b></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="264"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><b> </b></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="96"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><a href="http://www.bakerschool.org/">Baker School</a></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="99"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">752</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="56"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">53.6</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="95"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">14.0 to 1</p> </td> <td colspan="2" style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="158"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-82% in English language arts</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-82% in Mathematics</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-75% in Science</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="264"> <a href="http://www.bakerschool.org/"><img alt="baker school" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-881" height="133" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4891/blog/misc/baker-school.jpg" style="border-style: initial;border-color: initial;cursor: default;border-width: 0px" width="200"/></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="96"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><a href="http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=113&Itemid=155"> Devotion School</a></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="99"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">820</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="56"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">63.8</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="95"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">12.9 to 1</p> </td> <td colspan="2" style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="158"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-81% in English language arts</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-73% in Mathematics</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-63% in Science</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="264"> <a href="http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=113&Itemid=155"><img alt="devotion school" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-882" height="133" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4891/blog/misc/devotion-school.jpg" style="border-style: initial;border-color: initial;cursor: default;border-width: 0px" width="200"/></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="96"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><a href="http://driscoll.brookline.k12.ma.us/">Driscoll School</a></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="99"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">581</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="56"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">42.8</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="95"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">13.6 to 1</p> </td> <td colspan="2" style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="158"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-83% in English language arts</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-82% in Mathematics</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-57% in Science</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="264"> <a href="http://driscoll.brookline.k12.ma.us/"><img alt="driscoll school" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-883" height="133" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4891/blog/misc/driscoll-school.jpg" style="border-style: initial;border-color: initial;cursor: default;border-width: 0px" width="200"/></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="96"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><a href="http://www.heathschool.org/">Heath School</a></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="99"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">547</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="56"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">41.4</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="95"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">13.2 to 1</p> </td> <td colspan="2" style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="158"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-89% in English language arts</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-87% in Mathematics</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-63% in Science</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="264"> <a href="http://www.heathschool.org/"><img alt="heath school" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-884" height="133" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4891/blog/misc/heath-school.jpg" style="border-style: initial;border-color: initial;cursor: default;border-width: 0px" width="200"/></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="96"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><a href="http://lawrenceschoolbrookline.org/">Lawrence School</a></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="99"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">650</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="56"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">48</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="95"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">13.5 to 1</p> </td> <td colspan="2" style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="158"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-80% in English language arts</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-78% in Mathematics</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-58% in Science</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="264"> <a href="http://lawrenceschoolbrookline.org/"><img alt="lawrence school" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-885" height="133" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4891/blog/misc/lawrence-school.jpg" style="border-style: initial;border-color: initial;cursor: default;border-width: 0px" width="200"/></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="96"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><a href="http://lincoln.brookline.k12.ma.us/">Lincoln School</a></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="99"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">564</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="56"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">47.3</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="95"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">11.9 to 1</p> </td> <td colspan="2" style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="158"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-77% in English language arts</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-71% in Mathematics</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-59% in Science</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="264"> <a href="http://lincoln.brookline.k12.ma.us/"><img alt="lincoln school" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-886" height="133" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4891/blog/misc/lincoln-school.jpg" style="border-style: initial;border-color: initial;cursor: default;border-width: 0px" width="200"/></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="96"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><a href="http://brooklinebeep.org/lynch.html">The Lynch Center</a></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="99"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">68</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="56"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">5.2</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="95"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">13.1 to 1</p> </td> <td colspan="2" style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="158"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"> N/A</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="264"> <a href="http://brooklinebeep.org/lynch.html"><img alt="lynch center" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-887" height="133" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4891/blog/misc/lynch-center.jpg" style="border-style: initial;border-color: initial;cursor: default;border-width: 0px" width="200"/></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="96"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><a href="http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=118&Itemid=160"> Pierce School</a></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="99"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">752</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="56"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">52.1</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="95"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">14.4 to 1</p> </td> <td colspan="2" style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="158"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-80% in English language arts</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-77% in Mathematics</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-65% in Science</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="264"> <a href="http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=118&Itemid=160"><img alt="pierce school" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-888" height="133" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4891/blog/misc/pierce-school.jpg" style="border-style: initial;border-color: initial;cursor: default;border-width: 0px" width="200"/></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="96"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><a href="http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=119&Itemid=161"> Runkle School</a></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="99"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">534</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="56"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">45.4</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="95"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">11.8 to 1</p> </td> <td colspan="2" style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="158"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-76% in English language arts</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-76% in Mathematics</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-51% in Science</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="264"> <a href="http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=119&Itemid=161"><img alt="runkle school" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-889" height="133" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4891/blog/misc/runkle-school.jpg" style="border-style: initial;border-color: initial;cursor: default;border-width: 0px" width="200"/></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="96"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><a href="http://bhs.brookline.k12.ma.us/">Brookline High School</a></p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="99"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">1,803</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="56"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">154.8</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="95"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">11.6 to 1</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="79"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">2013 MCAS</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-98% in English language arts</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-93% in Mathematics</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">-87% in Science</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="79"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">SAT average</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">Reading: 591</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">Writing: 590</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">Math:</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em">609</p> </td> <td style="color: #000000;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 11px;cursor: text;margin: 8px" valign="top" width="264"> <a href="http://bhs.brookline.k12.ma.us/"><img alt="brookline high school" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-890" height="133" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4891/blog/misc/brookline-high-school.jpg" style="border-style: initial;border-color: initial;cursor: default;border-width: 0px" width="200"/></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&source=embed&msa=0&msid=101099099945977235078.0004758030b10a67d440f&ll=42.333867,-71.14229&spn=0.177657,0.291824&z=11"> <font size="4"><img alt="brookline school map" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-893" height="303" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4891/blog/misc/brookline-school-map.jpg" width="400"/></font></a></p> <p><a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&source=embed&msa=0&msid=101099099945977235078.0004758030b10a67d440f&ll=42.333867,-71.14229&spn=0.177657,0.291824&z=11"> <font size="4"><img alt="brookline school map 2" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-894" height="400" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4891/blog/misc/brookline-school-map-2.jpg" width="283"/></font></a></p> <p><font size="4"><em>* All statistical information was found on the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) <a href="http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/general.aspx?topNavId=1&orgcode=00460000&orgtypecode=5&"> website</a></em></font></p> <p><font size="4"> </font></p>

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