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Edward Brooke Charter School

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Posted April 30, 2014

Edward Brooke is the worse school I ever been apart of. It lack the resource and trained staff as a regular school. It seems as though they have their own set of rules and standards. And if you have a child with social, emotional or behavioral issues you are kicked out. Instead of them helping the family and child. The principals of the middle and elementary schools are no professional at all and should be replaced with the right professionals. Also BPS should evaluate and step in to help the families/students whom are struggling with the Edward Brooke School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2013

I am very disappointed this site allows the posting of racist reviews. As the parent of a kindergartener at the newly opened, highly diverse East Boston campus, I can assure you the behavioral expectations are the same regardless of race. The teachers are enthusiastic and dedicated to helping each child. There is a heavy emphasis on academics and family involvement in homework, but children who struggle in these areas are not left behind. Instead, there is a system in place to give them the necessary support during the after-school program. This is essential in our community where many parents are not fluent in English and themselves have limited education. Children are allowed to advance at their own pace, but the teacher worked to ensure everyone in my son's class finished the year at level. The great education plus the comfort of knowing my children will never be bullied in school make the extra effort worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

My children started this school in K2 and now in 2nd grade. In comparison to children their age in the city and suburbs it is apparent this school is developing advanced children academically and socially. If you are a parent that do not support a strict environment and can not commit to your child's academic and social excellence then this is not the school for you. I challenge any parent to find this level of education for free.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

The staff have created a positive learning environment that encourages all students to do their personal best. They are dedicated to excellence and expect results. And they are getting it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

This is great school education wise, however, I do beleive there must also be balance, and that's where the school is lacking. The discipline policy is too harsh and punative. The students including kindergarterns are treated like modern day criminals and are penalize for everything. There is no room for error in this school. They basically have an off with your head type mentality. The approach is this the great white hope for little black kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2008

I was part of EBCS' 1st graduating class and I attended grades 5-8. Coming from a BPS I thought that I was being over worked and that the school was too advance for me. As the years went along I came to find that the years begin to get easier & easier. It wasn't just that I was understanding what I was learning but my teachers where teaching me in a way that I could & did understand. They worked with me when I needed it & even when I didn't. EBCS really prepared me for the pressure & work load that I now get in High School. Even though I m only a student I would recommend EBCS to everyone. Its a great school and the environment is even better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2008

My son just started to attend this school in August 08. So far, I really don't like the school and neither does my son. I know that they say it is a strict school, but I have noticed that every interaction that the teachers or elementary school principal has with the kids borders being rude and condenscending. Practically the whole school comprise of mostly black children. I saw a handful of hispanic and maybe one asian student. To me, when I go to drop off my son, I don't have a comfortable feeling about the school. Parents are treated as outsiders; you always get the feeling that you are being watched. As a matter of fact, the school gives reminds me not of a school but of a slave plantation, where you have the white masters standing guard to keep the little slaves in line.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I feel so blessed that my child was able to get a space in this school. EWBCS is a excellent school. The school is strict, but if your child will learn. The day and school year are long and there is homework every night. Everyone at the school knows your name, your child and will always go the extra mile to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

This is a great school. The staff are always welcoming and really care about your child's success. I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2007

I love this school. It is academically focused, the teachers are energetic, and classes small (15). The school begins in August (8th) and is all day 8-4. If you are interested in a rigorous education for your child, apply here!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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97%

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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83%

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96%

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Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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93%

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95%

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61%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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92%

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88%

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92%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

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100%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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82%

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100%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female94%
Male79%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female95%
Male100%
African American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
African American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female72%
Male83%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male88%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female58%
Male63%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

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English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 72% 8%
Hispanic 24% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
White 1% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 46%N/A51%
Female 54%N/A49%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jon Clark
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (617) 325-2260

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

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Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Dance
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190 Cummins Hwy
Roslindale, MA 02131
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Phone: (617) 325-7977

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