Medford Public Schools

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Medford Public Schools
Type and location
Type Public School district
Motto A caring educational partnership of school, family and community
Grades PK-12
Region Greater Boston
Country United States of America
Location Medford, Massachusetts
District information
Superintendent Roy E. Belson (1996 - present)
Asst. Superintendent(s) Diane Caldwell
Deputy Superintendent: Beverly G. Nelson
Accreditation(s) NEASC
Schools Elementary 4
Middle 2
High 3
Budget $51,133,000 (2014-2015)[1]
District ID 2507560
Students and staff
Students 4,514 (2014-2015)[2]
Teachers 393.9 (2014-2015)[3]
Staff 636.1 (2014-2015)[4]
Student-teacher ratio 11.5:1
Athletic conference Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association
District mascot Mustang
Colors Royal Blue and White         
Other information
Website Homepage

Medford Public Schools is a school district located in Medford, Massachusetts. The district has 9 schools in the city serving grades K-12. It is led by Superintendent Roy E. Belson. The main office is located at 489 Winthrop Street, within the High School/Vocational-Technical High School building.[5]

Administration[edit]

  • Superintendent: Roy E. Belson
  • Deputy Superintendent: Beverly G. Nelson
  • Assistant Superintendent, Director of Elementary Education/Title 1: Diane Caldwell
  • Director of Finance and Administration: Pat Velie
  • Director of Pupil Services: Kathleen Medaglio
  • Director of Technology/Media/Fine Arts: Richard Trotta
  • Assistant Director of Buildings and Grounds: John Buckley

Elementary schools[edit]

Brooks Elementary School[edit]

Brooks Elementary School
Address
388 High Street
Medford, Massachusetts, 02155
United States
Coordinates 42°25′17″N 71°07′41″W / 42.42145°N 71.12815°W / 42.42145; -71.12815
Information
Principal Mr. Kevin Andrews [6]
Asst. Principal Suzanne Buckley Galusi
Staff 62.3[7]
Teaching staff 39.8[8]
Grades preK - 5
Enrolment 553 Students (2013-2014)
 • Pre-kindergarten 13
 • Kindergarten 83
 • Grade 1 76
 • Grade 2 98
 • Grade 3 108
 • Grade 4 86
 • Grade 5 89[9]
Classes 204
Student to teacher ratio 13.9:1 [8]
MCAS average % proficient and advanced: ELA: 61 ; Math: 55 ; Science: 57 (Spring 2014)[10]
Website

Brooks Elementary School is located in the West Medford section of Medford, Massachusetts. It is named for John Brooks, who was born in Medford, became a Revolutionary War veteran, and was later Governor of Massachusetts from 1816 to 1823.

Former Principals[edit]

  • 1994 - 2012 Michael Simon [11]

Christopher Columbus Elementary School[edit]

Christopher Columbus Elementary School
Address
37 Hicks Avenue
Medford, Massachusetts, 02155
United States
Coordinates 42°24′04″N 71°06′07″W / 42.401°N 71.102°W / 42.401; -71.102
Information
Principal Kathleen Kay [12]
Asst. Principal Nancy A. Sherman-Hudson
Staff 62.4[13]
Teaching staff 41.4[14]
Grades preK - 5
Enrolment 478 Students (2013-2014)
 • Pre-kindergarten 9
 • Kindergarten 89
 • Grade 1 69
 • Grade 2 89
 • Grade 3 74
 • Grade 4 72
 • Grade 5 66[15]
Classes 179
Student to teacher ratio 11.5:1 [14]
MCAS average % proficient and advanced: ELA: 46; Math: 39; Science: 51 (Spring 2014)[16]
Website

Columbus Elementary School is located in the South Medford section of Medford, Massachusetts. Since the student population historically has had a large (over fifty percent) portion qualifying for free and reduced lunch, the Columbus School instituted a universal free breakfast program beginning in late 2008. Initial results included better attendance, fewer trips to the nurse and better student behavior. [17]

Former Principals[edit]

  • 1988 - 2012 Joan Yaeger [18]

John J. McGlynn Elementary School[edit]

John J. McGlynn Elementary School
Address
3002 Mystic Valley Parkway
Medford, Massachusetts, 02155
United States
Coordinates 42°24′33″N 71°05′51″W / 42.4093°N 71.0975°W / 42.4093; -71.0975
Information
Principal Diane Guarino [19]
Asst. Principal Doreen Andrews
Staff 61.2[20]
Teaching staff 40.9[21]
Grades preK - 5
Enrolment 549 Students (2013-2014)
 • Pre-kindergarten 19
 • Kindergarten 91
 • Grade 1 83
 • Grade 2 91
 • Grade 3 86
 • Grade 4 91
 • Grade 5 88[22]
Classes 184
Student to teacher ratio 13.4:1 [21]
MCAS average % proficient and advanced: ELA: 52; Math: 46; Science: 49 (Spring 2014)[23]
Website

Named after a former mayor of Medford, the John J. McGlynn Elementary School shares a building and campus with the McGlynn Middle School on the eastern bank of the Mystic River, between Medford Square and Wellington Circle. It is also immediately adjacent to the Andrews Middle School.

Milton Fuller Roberts Elementary School[edit]

Milton Fuller Roberts Elementary School
Address
35 Court Street
Medford, Massachusetts, 02155
United States
Coordinates 42°25′19″N 71°05′58″W / 42.422°N 71.0994°W / 42.422; -71.0994
Information
Established 2 September 2003 (2003-09-02)[24]
Principal Kirk D. Johnson
Asst. Principal Suzanne Buckley Galusi
Staff 75.1[25]
Teaching staff 43.1[26]
Grades preK - 5
Enrolment 565 Students (2013-2014)
 • Pre-kindergarten 12
 • Kindergarten 108
 • Grade 1 76
 • Grade 2 98
 • Grade 3 91
 • Grade 4 95
 • Grade 5 85[27]
Classes 207
Student to teacher ratio 13.1:1[26]
MCAS average % proficient and advanced: ELA: 41 ; Math: 36 ; Science: 37 (Spring 2014)[28]
Website

The Milton Fuller Roberts Elementary School was named after Lt. Milton F. Roberts, a veteran of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I. Originally a junior high school[29] or middle school, it opened in that capacity in 1928 in the Glenwood neighborhood of north east Medford. It was converted into an elementary school in September 2003 as part of a series of school renovations across the district.[24]

Secondary schools[edit]

Madeleine Dugger Andrews Middle School[edit]

Madeleine Dugger Andrews Middle School is named after the first African-American member of the Medford School Commmittee. It was the first new school constructed in the district in eighty years.[30] Located on the eastern bank of the Mystic river, south of Medford Square, it is immediately adjacent to the McGlynn schools.

Fulton Heights Academy which is part of Andrews Middle School is dedicated to special needs children with social/emotional and behavioral/academic disabilities. [35]

John J. McGlynn Middle School[edit]

Medford High School[edit]

  • Location: 489 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155
  • Headmaster: Dr. John Perella
  • Enrollment: 1,332 Students[40]

Medford Vocational-Technical High School[edit]

  • Location: 489 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155
  • Director: Heidi T. Riccio
  • Enrollment: 257 Students [41]

Curtis/Tufts Alternative School[edit]

References[edit]

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