Achievement

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 2014 MCAS, Brooke scholars earned six first-place state-wide rankings for proficiency and five first-place state-wide rankings for advancedThese results represent the extraordinary hard work of our scholars and their teachers, and we could not be more proud of both.

2014 MCAS Highlights

Brooke Roslindale:

  • 86% of fifth graders scored at the advanced level in math and 65% of them scored at the advanced level in ELA – higher proportions than at any other school in any district in the Commonwealth. 
  • 4th graders had the highest percentage of students scoring advanced on the ELA test of any school in the state.
Brooke Mattapan:
  • 7th graders had the highest percentage of students scoring proficient and the 5th highest percentage of students scoring advanced on the ELA test of any school in the state.
Brooke East Boston:
  • Over 90% of our sixth graders in East Boston scored at the advanced level in math.
  • The highest growth (all grades math and ELA MCAS combined) of any school in the state.
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 11 percent 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.