Based on BPS SY2015 at a Glance Sheet
Boston Public School Students (SY2015)
57,100 total students
28,760 students in pre-kindergarten to grade 5
11,030 students in grades 6-8
17,310 students in grades 9-12
41% Hispanic 36% Black 13% White 9% Asian 1% Other/multiracial
78% of students are low income.
About 19.5% of total enrollment are in special education programs.
BPS students come from 275 different countries, and English Language Learners speak 75 different languages at home.
46% speak a language other than English as their first language
29% are Limited English Proficient (LEP) or English Language Learners
64% of English Language Learners were born in the U.S.
The top nine non-English first languages spoken are: Spanish, Haitian creole, Cape Verdean creole, Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Arabic, Somali, and French.
7 Early Learning Centers (K-grade 1 or grade 3)
43 Elementary Schools (K-5)
31 Elementary and Middle Schools (K-8)
7 Middle Schools (6-8)
4 Middle and High Schools (6-12)
1 K-12 School
21 High Schools (9-12)
3 Exam Schools (7-1)
6 Special Education Schools
5 Alternative (at-risk) programs
Included in the above numbers are:
20 Pilot Schools (models of educational innovation with more flexibility and autonomy)
6 Horace Mann Charter Schools funded by the BPS
8 Innovation Schools (created by the state and based on Pilot School models)