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Brackett Elementary School

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Brackett Elementary School
Brackett Elementary School's new building featuring the symbolic the rainbow arch.
66 Eastern Ave

, ,

United States
School typePublic elementary school
NCES District ID2501980
NCES School ID250198000054
PrincipalGretchen Vice
Assistant PrincipalMichael Vanderlaine-Amaral
Teaching staff33.61 (FTE)[1]
GradesKG - 5
Enrollment425 (22-23)[1]
Student to teacher ratio12.65[1]
Color(s)Blue & White
Phone number+1 (781) 316-3702
Fax number+1 (781) 316-3710

John Quincy Adams Brackett Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Arlington , Massachusetts. The school is named after the former Massachusetts governor John Q. A. Brackett. As of 2023, the school enrolled 425 students.[3] In 2016 Brackett Elementary school was awarded the Blue Ribbon Award.[2]

The school features the Bracket After School Program (BASP), having programming for enrolled students from school dismissal to 6:00 pm.[4]


Brackett Elementary School seen in the background as Ralph Sexton, Gordon Farrow and Earle Burke open their Victory Garden in the spring of 1946.

John Q. A. Brackett Elementary School has been serving the students Arlington since 1931. The schools original construction was home to high ceilings, tall windows, and warm wooden trim common of the era.[2] During the Second World War the school kept watch over 66 victory gardens planted in the adjacent Robbins Farm Park.[5]

In 1999 a new 3 story, 57,000 square foot building replaced the original.[2] In 2016 the Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education awarded Brackett Elementary school with the Blue Ribbon Award. An award given to schools for high achievement, narrowing achievement gaps between groups of students, or making strong progress.


Enrollment by Grade
KG 1 2 3 4 5
Students 83 54 64 68 96 60
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
White Two or More Races Asian Hispanic Black American Indian/

Alaskan Native

Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

Students 295 62 41 23 4 0 0
Percent 69.4% 14.6% 9.6% 5.4% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0%

As of 2023, 295 students are white; 62 are of two or more races; 41 are Asian; 23 are Hispanic; and 4 are black.[1]

Enrollment by Sex
Male Female
Students 228 197

A majority of students are male.

As of 2023, 16% of students have a disability; 22.1% are high needs; 4.7% are English Language Learners; and 3.3% are low income.[3] 14 are eligible for free lunch by direct certification.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Brackett". Retrieved 2024-04-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "About Brackett". Retrieved 2024-04-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "School and District Report Cards - Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education". Retrieved 2024-04-13.
  4. "Program Overview". BASP. Retrieved 2024-04-17.
  5. "Local History". Retrieved 2024-04-17.

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