Braintree Public Schools

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Located:Braintree, Massachusetts
Students:5,246
Staff:8,814
Schools:9, pre-K through Grade 12
Budget:$52.1 million in FY2008
Website:www.braintreeschools.org
 
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Located:Braintree, Massachusetts
Students:5,246
Staff:8,814
Schools:9, pre-K through Grade 12
Budget:$52.1 million in FY2008
Website:www.braintreeschools.org

The Braintree Public School department, located in Braintree, Massachusetts, includes Hollis Elementary School, Donald Ross Elementary School, Archie T. Morrison Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School, Mary E. Flaherty Elementary School (formerly Lakeside Elementary), Highland Elementary School, Braintree Integrated Preschool, East Middle School, South Middle School, and Braintree High School. Monatiquot Elementary School is a former member of the system.

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Located ten miles south of Boston, Massachusetts, the suburban town of Braintree (population 33,828) supports a strong business base while retaining an attractive residential character. The town was incorporated in 1640 and is proud of its place in American history; Braintree is the birthplace of two American presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as John Hancock and General Sylvanus Thayer, the founder of West Point.

There are nine public schools in the district: six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, with a total enrollment of just over 5,748 students for the 2007-2008 school year. 89.8% of the system's students graduate.[1] The School Department’s budget was $52,102,532 in FY2006. The superintendent is Peter A. Kurzberg.

Braintree students have a tradition of excelling academically, with 89% of Braintree High School graduates pursuing post-secondary studies. Students at all grade levels typically score above state and national averages on all measures of standardized testing, including the MCAS and the SAT. Braintree High School offers eighteen advanced placement (AP) courses; more than a third of the senior class is enrolled in at least one AP course. The high school also receives wide recognition for its athletic program; BHS teams compete in the Bay State League. The schools enjoy strong support and involvement from parents, with active parent organizations at each school as well as numerous other opportunities for parents to participate in enhancing the educational program. The district has traditionally demonstrated a commitment to lifelong learning through the many and varied programs offered by the Braintree Continuing Education Program.[2]

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  1. ^ Braintree - Entire Profile - Massachusetts Directory Profiles
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