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Boston Public Schools, Massachusetts

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Boston Public Schools
Boston, Massachusetts
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District Profile
Superintendent:John McDonough
Enrollment:55,027 students
Graduation rate:65.9%[1]
Number of schools:135
Budget: $975.0 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Michael O'Neill
Board members:7
Term length:4
Boston Public Schools is a school district in Massachusetts that served 55,027 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the largest by enrollment in the state of Massachusetts.

About the district

Boston Public Schools is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Boston Public Schools is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The county seat of Suffolk County is Boston. Suffolk County is home to 755,503 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Suffolk County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 40.4 percent of Suffolk County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 39.4 percent for Massachusetts as a whole. The median household income in Suffolk County was $53,540 compared to $66,866 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Suffolk County was 20.8 percent compared to 11.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Suffolk County (%) Massachusetts (%)
White 63.0 83.2
Black or African American 24.5 8.1
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 0.5
Asian 8.7 6.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 2.9 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 21.3 10.5

Presidential Voting Pattern, Suffolk County[4]
Year Republican Vote Democratic Vote
2012 59,999 223,896
2008 57,194 207,128
2004 54,923 182,592
2000 44,441 154,888

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The table below displays the budget for Boston Public Schools:[6][7]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $721,547,628 77.2% $100,295,996 10.7% $94,751,445 10.1% $0 0% $17,764,931 1.9% $934,360,000
2014-2015 $760,103,084 78% $161,714,362 16.6% $43,575,787 4.5% $0 0% $9,535,367 1% $974,928,600
Averages: $740,825,356 78% $131,005,179 14% $69,163,616 7% $0 0% $13,650,149 1% $954,644,300

Contact information

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Boston Public Schools
26 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 635-9000
Fax: (617) 635-9059

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