Brooke teachers and students are closing the achievement gap.
Over the last few years, Brooke scholars have set a new bar for what is possible at an urban public school. On the 2013 MCAS, students at Brooke East Boston Charter School and Brooke Mattapan Charter School had the highest growth rates in the state (ranked #1 and #2 in the state respectively among ALL schools in median student growth percentile or SGP, math and ELA combined). Meanwhile, students at the original Brooke Roslindale Charter School had the highest proficiency rate (math and ELA combined) of any K-8 school in the state. Individual school highlights include:
Highlights: Brooke East Boston Charter School
- Highest median SGP (math and ELA combined) of any school in the state at any grade level.
Highlights: Brooke Mattapan Charter School
- Second highest median SGP (math and ELA combined) of any school in the state at any grade level (behind only Brooke East Boston)
- #1 school in the state for 6th grade math (95%)
Highlights: Brooke Roslindale Charter School
- Highest overall proficiency rate (math and ELA combined) of any K-8 school in the state
- Students currently or formerly labeled ELL outperformed the state proficiency averages for ALL students in both math and ELA.
- Students identified with disabilities outperformed the state proficiency averages for ALL students in both math and ELA.
- #4 school in the state in 3rd grade math
- #2 school in the state in 4th grade math and 4th grade English
- #3 school in the state in 5th grade math, #5 in 5th grade English
- #5 school in the state in 7th grade English, #6 in 7th grade math
In addition, 100 percent of 8th graders are admitted to and matriculate to college preparatory high schools (area Catholic, public exam, independent, and public charter high schools). This spring, the oldest class of Brooke alumni will begin to graduate from college. Currently 55 percent of college-age alumni who completed 8th grade are enrolled in a two or four-year secondary institution (where as 8% of low-income black and Latino students from Boston Public Schools graduate from college).
When Brooke scholars graduate, they have closed the achievement gap.
They outperform Massachusetts students – including wealthy and white peers, who typically score better than low-income and minority students – by significant margins.