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Brockton District and Curriculum
The mission of Brockton Public Schools is to ensure that students learn the skills to read, write, speak, express themselves, reason, create, act responsibly, use technology, be self-aware, work cooperatively and have the knowledge and tools to be productive citizens. This is facilitated by participating in a rigorous curriculum that challenges students to expand their knowledge of the world in which they live. Together, these programs help prepare children for success in the future, be that in college, trade school, the military, or the workforce.
We currently cover the following Brockton-area school district: Brockton School District.
Schools in Brockton include:
John F. Kennedy Elementary School is located on 900 Ash St, Brockton, MA 02301, John F. Kennedy Elementary School covers grades K-5 and can be contacted at 508-580-7278. John F. Kennedy Elementary School was built in 1965. The school offers both regular and special education programs, as well as an English Immersion program. In elementary school, much of the knowledge that is gained is basic knowledge that will be built upon in higher grades. A good foundation is required in order to be successful in later years. Like other students in Massachusetts, students at John F. Kennedy Elementary School are taught with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in mind. These frameworks provide students, teachers and parents with expectations for the knowledge and skills that students should have at the end of each year. For example, in grade 4 mathematics, students focus on mathematical operations in algebra, place value, fractions, measurement and data and geometry. In geometry, students should be able to draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes based on their lines and angles. Students also focus on their problem solving skills and learn to use mathematics to model real world situations. For more information on the Mathematics tutoring we offer, please contact us.
Joseph F. Plouffe Academy is located on 250 Crescent St, Brockton, MA 02302, Joseph F. Plouffe Academy covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 508-894-4301. Joseph F. Plouffe Academy is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and offers a IB MIddle Years program to its students in grades 6-8. The IB Program is a challenging program that aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people that are equipped to create a more peaceful world. Besides an IB program, the school also offers a Spanish-English Immersion program, language classes in Chinese and Spanish, and various extracurricular options including an instrumental band and chorus. Students in middle school are in between elementary and high school. Thoughts of college and university may be far off, but it is never too early to start building a good foundation for learning. It is for that reason that the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks outline standards for students so that they still have the knowledge and skills to be successful at each grade level. In grade 8 mathematics, student work with radicals and integer exponents and also start working on understanding the relationship between lines and linear equations. For more information on the mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.
Brockton High School is located on 470 Forest Ave, Brockton, MA 02301, Brockton High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 508-580-7000. Brockton High School is the largest high school in Massachusetts and one of the biggest high schools in the entire United States. The school was established in 1870 and had an enrollment of 4,250 in the 2015-2016 school year. The mascot of the school is the boxers, a reference to the famed boxers from the city. The school is well known for its football program, as from the period of 1979-1992, the school won 6 state championships, 11 league championships, had 3 undefeated seasons, and 8 one-loss seasons. Despite the large school population, staff at Brockton High School are committed to improving academic achievement and creating a more personalized learning environment for all students. The school offers multiple programs to help its students reach their full potential, including a freshmen orientation to help grade 8 students adjust to high school life. The school is only just famous for its athletics program, but also its music and theater program. Plays at the school have received national and international awards. During high school, many students begin to think about what they want to do for post secondary. For many, the choice is a college or university. Students who wish to take this path often take ACTs and SATs for their applications. For more information on the SAT and ACT test preparation tutoring we offer, please contact us.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Brockton District Curriculum
The standards for mathematics in grades Pre-K-8 require students to master skills and develop understandings in four domains of mathematics: counting and cardinality, algebraic reasoning and operations, measurement and using data, and geometry. As they progress through each grade of the program, the curriculum stresses the same set of general standards that characterize effective mathematical reasoning. These standards include the ability to think and work through problems with precision, to use abstract and quantitative reasoning, and to develop and assess mathematical arguments.
In grades pre-K to 5, the anchor standards in reading focus on students’ ability to identify key ideas and supporting details, to explain the meanings of words used in the text, and to trace the development of ideas from the beginning to the end of a text. Other standards ensure that students are aware of how the writer’s point of view influences the text, how parts of the text relate to each other, and how to evaluate arguments developed in a text.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Brockton Educational News
- Events for Children, Families & Educators - The district and community provide events to focus on the needs of young children, including free early literacy programs, storytelling, and art events. The events will provide students and parents with activities that they can use throughout the year to develop their readiness to learn.
- Brockton High School Science Fair - Brockton High School held its 20th annual Science Fair, providing 500 students the opportunity to conduct scientific experiments in earth sciences, biology and physics, and to present their findings. The fair is an annual event open to students in grade 10, and those enrolled in biology, physics and earth sciences.
- Best High Schools Ranking - US News & World Report included Brockton High School on its list of America’s Best High Schools. This is the fourth time Brockton High has earned this honor. In addition, Brockton’s International Center for Leadership in Education earned it the title of Model School, an honor it has earned for ten consecutive years.
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About Brockton, Massachusetts
The city of Brockton is located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Brockton is also nicknamed “The City of Champions”, referring to the success of boxer Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler, as well as the successful Brockton High School Sports programs. The city is very diverse and was first settled in the 17th century, being first known as North Bridgewater. In 1881, Brockton officially became a city. In the 1950s, Brockton pioneered operating electric-powered street cars and introduced an inland sewage disposal system in 1893 that was copied by other municipalities. Today, the economy in Brockton is primarily service-oriented. Hospitals, city government and retail shops are the largest employers. Brockton has been named one of the “Best Communities for Young People” three times in 2010, 2008, and 2005 by America’s Promise Alliance. The city is home to the award-winning Brockton School District.
One of the sports teams in Brockton is the Brockton Rox, who are a minor league baseball team that compete in the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball. Boston, very close to Brockton, is also a major hub for professional sports, as the city is home to a major league baseball team, National Basketball Association Team, National Hockey League Team, and Major League Lacrosse team.
In 2017, the population of Brockton was 95,672, making it the eighth most populated city in the state. 25.9% of the population was under 18, 22.7% of the population was between 18-34, 26.3% was 35-54, 12.2% was 55-64 and 13.0% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $49,956 in 2017
One attraction in the city of Brockton is the Fuller Craft Museum, which contains many cultural and artistic offerings found in the Brockton area. The museum focuses on demonstrations, workshops and special events. They also offer classes in ceramics, jewelry making, knitting, painting and more for children and adults. The exhibits are fun and interactive and visitors can touch the objects and materials needed to make the crafts. The museum exhibits works in various areas of crafting including pottery, sewing, quilting and more. The museum also offers also online shop where people can buy crafts made by some of the artisans in the area.
The Brockton Fair takes place on the historic Brockton Fairgrounds every year. The fair is one of the oldest country fairs, having been run since 1874, and there are lots of options for entertainment and fun. Visitors to the fair can enjoy thrilling rides, fire works, live music, a demolition derby and more! One popular event at the fair is the animal exhibits, including a petting zoo, and encounters with exotic animals such as a Bengal Tiger and Sea Lion.
On September 23rd, 2012, the city of Brockton, World Boxing Council, and the Rocky Marciano Statue Committee unveiled a 20 foot statue in Champions Park in honor of Rocky Marciano, who was the only undefeated heavyweight boxer in history. The statue depicts Marciano landing a knockout punch against Jersey Joe Walcott during the 13th round of the 1952 Brockton Blockbuster championship fight. Marciano was famous was born in Brockton in 1923 and learned how to box while serving in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was the heavyweight champion of the world from 1952-1956. He was also inaugurated into the Boxing Hall of Fame. At the end of his career, he had won 49 straight times, with 43 of those times being by knockout.
- Brockton is one of the windiest cities in the United States! The average wind speed is 14.3 miles per hour.
- Brockton used to be nicknamed the “Shoe City”. At that time, about 40,000 people lived in the city, 6,000 of which were employed in over 100 separate shoe manufacturing businesses.
- Found along Route 27 are a series of museums operated by the Brockton Historical Society. These museums are dedicated to portions of the city’s history, such as the shoe industry, fire fighting and an early homestead.
- In 1884, the first electrically operated fire station in the United States opened in Brockton.
- In 2010, the city set the world record for the most Santa Hat Wearers in one place, with 872 people participating in the event. In 2011, they doubled the record, increasing it to 1792 people wearing hats.
Chalk Talk: The Importance of Literacy
Reading is one of the highest predictors of academic success. Student who read more naturally become better writers. They improve their fluency in reading; they read faster and with greater comprehension. In studies of the effectiveness of summer reading assignments, researchers have found that students who do not read during the summer fall as much as a year behind students who do read. It doesn’t matter what students read, as long as they read regularly. It also helps to engage children in discussions about their reading. And of course, when children see their parents read, they are motivated to do so as well. Children who see their parents read regularly are far more likely to make reading a life-long passion.