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48
Schools in the District
attendance
92%
Attendance Rate
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Students with Devices
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Student/Teacher Ratio
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24
Sports offered during the school year
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76
Languages spoken in our schools

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Safe, Inclusive
Education

Our dedicated teachers work tirelessly to ensure that every student is supported.

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Advanced Learning
Opportunities

Worcester’s diverse offerings help ensure strong pathways to success.

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Beyond the
Classroom

From leadership opportunities to performing arts, WPS offers a diverse set of enrichment activities. LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Several students holding musical instruments29 Students Recognized by Mass. Music Educators

Twenty nine students in Worcester Public Schools — Burncoat, Doherty, and South high schools — have been recognized for their musical skills by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) and invited to perform at the  Central Massachusetts Senior Music Festival on January 13, 2024 at Mechanics Hall.  

Lake View Elementary students wearing white lab coats in front of the American flag.Lake View School Awarded For MCAS Achievement

Lake View Elementary School students and their science teacher were surprised with special gifts – including lab coats and microscopes – from UMass Chan Medical School on November 29, 2023, in celebration of their high scores in last year’s statewide MCAS exam.

A logo of the WPS wildcats, which features a drawing of a wildcat on a green background.Varsity Rugby Team Launching at Worcester Public Schools

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has granted varsity status to the Worcester Public Schools’ (WPS) rugby team, the WPS Wildcats. The MIAA granted the team Division 2 status at its October 25 full board meeting.

Officials hold a ribbon shortly after it was cut, as Maureen Binienda holds ceremonial scissors.South High Athletic Complex Named After Maureen Binienda

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday, November 22, to officially name the South High Community School’s athletic complex after Maureen Binienda, former Worcester Public Schools superintendent and South High principal. Ms. Binienda was recently elected to the Worcester School Committee.

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School Committee Recognizes Jack Foley

Congratulations to Jack Foley, a 22-year member of the Worcester School Committee, who was honored with a Life Membership Award from the Massachusetts Association for School Committees.

Mr. Foley was recognized for his years of advocacy for students with special needs, school funding, and equitable practices at both the state and local level.

School Committee Recognizes Jack Foley

Congratulations to Jack Foley, a 22-year member of the Worcester School Committee, who was honored with a Life Membership Award from the Massachusetts Association for School Committees.

Mr. Foley was recognized for his years of advocacy for students with special needs, school funding, and equitable practices at both the state and local level.
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Student Engagement at Claremont Academy 

Our middle schoolers are working on communication and collaboration during lunch through games. 🎲♟

Here you can see Assistant Principal Katerina Kambosos teaching a group of students to play Dominoes. Other students are playing chess and various card games with support from teacher Nick Clark who is on lunch duty.Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

Student Engagement at Claremont Academy

Our middle schoolers are working on communication and collaboration during lunch through games. 🎲♟

Here you can see Assistant Principal Katerina Kambosos teaching a group of students to play Dominoes. Other students are playing chess and various card games with support from teacher Nick Clark who is on lunch duty.
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What about Booker Lester???!!!!! or did he write the post??!!!

Doherty Field Hockey Coach and Player Recognized

The Worcester School Committee on Thursday formally recognized and congratulated Doherty High School field hockey coach Meg Brunelle on her 200th career field hockey win last season. 

The Committee also recognized senior Hannah Murray for her 179-point scoring record in the fall of 2023. Hannah will be playing at Tufts University next year!

Brunnelle has been a coach since 1996 and is also a WPS teacher. She is one of the most winningest coaches in WPS.

Doherty Field Hockey Coach and Player Recognized

The Worcester School Committee on Thursday formally recognized and congratulated Doherty High School field hockey coach Meg Brunelle on her 200th career field hockey win last season.

The Committee also recognized senior Hannah Murray for her 179-point scoring record in the fall of 2023. Hannah will be playing at Tufts University next year!

Brunnelle has been a coach since 1996 and is also a WPS teacher. She is one of the most winningest coaches in WPS.
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Congratulations!!

Congratulations Doherty field hockey team and coach! Best wishes to Hannah Murray!!

Congratulations Meg Curtin Brunelle and Hannah!

Congratulations Hannah and Meg Curtin Brunelle!! Great accomplishments

Congratulations!!!

Awesome! Congrats Meg Curtin Brunelle and congrats to Hannah, Colleen Murray!!!

Congratulations Meg Curtin Brunelle & Hannah, Doherty was lucky to have you both 🥰

Congratulations Meg!

Congratulations to both of you !!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to both! Hannah, Here’s to wracking up the points at Tufts over the next 4 years. Go Jumbos 🐘!

Congratulations to Meg and Hannah!🙌

Congratulations!👍👏👍

Congratulations to the both of you. Well deserved.

So awesome!

Congratulations on these well deserved recognitions! 🎉🎉

Congratulations to you Meg & Hannah👏👏❤️❤️🏑🏑

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!! 💕💕

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 so awesome! Congrats ! 🏑

Great honor!!!

Congratulations 👏 well done!

Congratulations Meg & Hannah!

Congrats to all!

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Congratulations to David Klein and Matthew Brown! The Worcester Educational Development Foundation recently honored them as Distinguished Alumni of the Worcester Public Schools! 🏆🎉

Mr. Klein and Mr. Brown are both graduates of Doherty Memorial High School.  They have been friends since childhood and have propelled Greenwood Industries into one of the top ten commercial roofing companies in the United States. Greenwood Industries has completed some impressive construction projects like the Massachusetts State House, Boston Garden, and the Millennium Tower. 

Mr. Klein is the owner and President of Greenwood Industries, Inc. and The Waterproofing Company, the nations oldest waterproofing contractor. David and his wife Elizabeth have established a scholarship for Worcester Public Schools students attending Syracuse University.

Mr. Brown is the Chief Operating Officer for Greenwood Industries. Matthew is also active in philanthropic organizations serving on the Presidents Council for the New England Center For Children.

Congratulations to David Klein and Matthew Brown! The Worcester Educational Development Foundation recently honored them as Distinguished Alumni of the Worcester Public Schools! 🏆🎉

Mr. Klein and Mr. Brown are both graduates of Doherty Memorial High School. They have been friends since childhood and have propelled Greenwood Industries into one of the top ten commercial roofing companies in the United States. Greenwood Industries has completed some impressive construction projects like the Massachusetts State House, Boston Garden, and the Millennium Tower.

Mr. Klein is the owner and President of Greenwood Industries, Inc. and The Waterproofing Company, the nation's oldest waterproofing contractor. David and his wife Elizabeth have established a scholarship for Worcester Public Schools students attending Syracuse University.

Mr. Brown is the Chief Operating Officer for Greenwood Industries. Matthew is also active in philanthropic organizations serving on the President's Council for the New England Center For Children.
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Our students attendance is 92 o/o ,they are enthusiastic and pursuing higher goals with the assurance of the communities help and guidance . Thanks Worcester

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Where was the invite?

Exploring the Human Body; Systems and Senses

3rd-graders at Grafton Street School participate in hands-on activities as they wrap up a unit in our new reading curriculum.

Mr. Pearl, Ms. Tetreault, Mrs Blanchette, and Ms. Gonyea planned activities including building a functioning hand, labeling the human eye, assembling a skeleton, and building a telephone to explore the human ear.

The Core Knowledge Language Amplify curriculum applies a scientific approach to the art of learning to read, so we love seeing our students reading about science and applying art!Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Exploring the Human Body; Systems and Senses

3rd-graders at Grafton Street School participate in hands-on activities as they wrap up a unit in our new reading curriculum.

Mr. Pearl, Ms. Tetreault, Mrs Blanchette, and Ms. Gonyea planned activities including building a functioning hand, labeling the human eye, assembling a skeleton, and building a telephone to explore the human ear.

The Core Knowledge Language Amplify curriculum applies a scientific approach to the art of learning to read, so we love seeing our students reading about science and applying art!
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Excellent!

Abby Tetreault Aaron Pearl Jackie Roach - this was such a fun day!

Amazing team! ❤️

Great job. 👏

Grafton Street School rocks! Awesome learning going on!

Very cool!!

FUN TEAChERS makes learning FUN!! ❤️👵🏻

What great lessons!👏👏

Excellent Lessons !

Amazing teachers!!! So much fun!

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Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate! 🕎

May love and light fill your heart this holiday season! 🕯

For those unfamiliar with this holiday celebrated by millions of Jews around the world, you can find out more at https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/celebrations/article/hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate! 🕎

May love and light fill your heart this holiday season! 🕯

For those unfamiliar with this holiday celebrated by millions of Jews around the world, you can find out more at kids.nationalgeographic.com/celebrations/article/hanukkah
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Love this! 😊

Happy Hanukkah 🕎

Thank you

❤️ Annual Worcester Menorah Lighting, tonight 5:30 @ Newton Square!

Happy Hanukah

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Bringing Holiday Cheer to our Senior Citizens 🎶

The Vernon Hill Elementary Chorus, under the direction of Olivia Stiling, performed at the Worcester Senior Center for their Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. They were able to help over 250 seniors and their families welcome the Holiday Season!Image attachmentImage attachment

Bringing Holiday Cheer to our Senior Citizens 🎶

The Vernon Hill Elementary Chorus, under the direction of Olivia Stiling, performed at the Worcester Senior Center for their Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. They were able to help over 250 seniors and their families welcome the Holiday Season!
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Fantastic!

Nice work Olivia!! 👏🏼👏🏼

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