Worcester Public Schools

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Worcester Public Schools
20 Irving Street,
Worcester, MA 01609

United States
District information
Type Public
Grades K-12
Superintendent Melinda Boone[1]
Schools 45
Budget $373,162,417 total
$13,466 per pupil[2]
Students and staff
Students 25,254[3]
Teachers 1,413[4]
Student-teacher ratio 17.4 to 1[4]
Other information
SAT scores
430 verbal
450 math
420 writing
1300 total (2014-2015)[5]
Website Worcester Public Schools

Worcester Public Schools (WPS) is a school district serving the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.


The district is led by a Superintendent, hired by the seven-member Worcester School Committee. Dr. Melinda Boone has served as Superintendent since July 2009.[6] The district also hired a Chief Academic Officer, Marcos Rodrigues who has led the creation of innovation schools in the city, and has supported the principals in bringing rigor and relevance to all classrooms. Dr. Rodrigues started as a substitute teacher, followed by a stint as a paraprofessional and after earning a Doctorate joined Dr. Boone's leadership team. A notable figure in Boones administration was Stacey Luster who served as HR Manager for many years. Stacey was one of the highest paid African Americans in the City of Worcester. Luster gave up a job in the Worcester Schools after being hired at Worcester State University. The move was unexplainable given that she received a large pay cut. On October 8, 2015 Dr. Boone gave her notice to resign as head of the Worcester Public Schools effective November 30. She will begin as Superintendent of Norfolk, Virginia December 2015. The move has left a vacancy in Worcester that is expected to be filled by Marcos Rodrigues, South High Principal Maureen Binienda, Mary Meade Montague, or Sheila Harrity who left the district to become a superintendent of a regional school district. It is rumored that this will bring divisions amongst political figures in the city of Worcester. The mayor who is also chair of the school committee wants to fill the vacancy with someone of his choice. He didn't consult any other school committee member, and has angered many for his actions.


High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Burncoat Middle School
  • Forest Grove Middle School
  • Dr. Arthur F. Sullivan Middle School
  • Worcester East Middle School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Belmont Street Community School
  • Burncoat Street Preparatory School
  • Canterbury Magnet Computer-Based School
  • Chandler Elementary Community School
  • Chandler Magnet School
  • City View Discovery School
  • Clark Street Developmental Learning School
  • Columbus Park Preparatory Academy
  • Elm Park Community School
  • Flagg Street School
  • Francis J. McGrath Elementary School
  • Gates Lane School
  • Goddard School of Science and Technology
  • Grafton Street School
  • Heard Street Discovery Academy
  • Jacob Hiatt Magnet School
  • Lake View School
  • Lincoln Street School
  • May Street School
  • Midland Street School
  • Nelson Place School
  • Norrback Avenue School
  • Quinsigamond School
  • Roosevelt School
  • Tatnuck Magnet School
  • Thorndyke Road School
  • Union Hill School
  • Vernon Hill School
  • Wawecus Road School
  • West Tatnuck School
  • Worcester Arts Magnet School

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