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Brooke Charter Schools is a network of three K-8 public, charter schools dedicated to closing the achievement gap in the Greater Boston area. Brooke students are 94% minority and 78% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. For nearly a decade, we have steadily expanded to provide more and more students with the quality education they deserve. In the latest report by Stanford University’s CREDO center, researchers found that the typical student in a Boston charter (about 13 percent of the state’s charter students) gained more than twelve months of additional learning per year in reading and thirteen months greater progress in math – in addition, Brooke Charter Schools was name one of the nation’s top charter school networks. The original Brooke School (Brooke Roslindale) serves 475 students in grades K-8. In August 2011, Brooke opened a second school (Brooke Mattapan) in a temporary location in South Boston, serving students in grades K-8, and is now at it's permanent location in Mattapan. In August 2012, Brooke opened its third K-8 school (Brooke East Boston), with plans to grow to full size (475 students in grades K-8) by 2015. This rate of growth makes Brooke the largest and fastest growing charter school network in Boston.
On the 2014 MCAS, Brooke scholars earned six first-place state-wide rankings for proficiency and five first-place state-wide rankings for advanced.
Some specific highlights from each school include:
• Brooke East Boston Charter School:
o Highest growth (all grades math and ELA combined) of any school in the state.
• Brooke Mattapan Charter School
o Students in 7th grade 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 Roslindale Charter School
o 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.
The Brooke Way:
We believe that our most effective strategy for closing the achievement gap for all low-income children is to create schools that approach teaching as the intellectually rigorous, deeply challenging profession that it is. The sophisticated nature of this work requires that we invest in attracting top-notch teaching candidates and then invest in building the culture and structures that will help them develop their full potential. Therefore, we direct all of our resources toward creating a culture that reveres great teaching, develops it, and supports it.
We invest in this vision by:
• Focusing intently on pre-service and weekly professional development, centered on video analysis, data analysis, and co-planning.
• Holding ourselves accountable by measuring student mastery of clear learning standards, not by scripting the curriculum.
• "Sweating the small stuff" to create a highly functional working and learning environment.
In compliance with state law, successful applicants for employment at Brooke Charter Schools are subject to a background investigation. Depending on the position applied for, background investigations include, but are not limited to, a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, including a fingerprint-based state and national criminal record check, and a Sex Offender Registry Information check. All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Based on the results of these checks, the school will make a suitability determination regarding your employment.