snapshot: top school districts by growth, '09-'13

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | July 11, 2013
A look at which public school districts are growing fastest across the state illustrates the popularity of charter schools. Among the top 25 fastest growing districts between 2009 and 2013, almost all are charters, although their enrollment numbers are relatively low. The data is from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
DISTRICTChange 2009-2013State rank2012-2013 enrollment
Abby Kelley Foster Charter 0.1%1611,426
Abington-11.4%3312,031
Academy Of the Pacific Rim Charter 6.1%83503
Acton-1.7%2022,512
Acton-Boxborough-1.6%2002,911
Acushnet-5.2%254976
Adams-Cheshire-11.7%3341,400
Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter 53.2%9970
Agawam-5.4%2564,113
Amesbury-3.0%2192,337
Amesbury Academy Charter -4.1%24147
Amherst-12.7%3461,206
Amherst-Pelham-11.4%3321,533
Andover1.7%1386,225
Arlington5.4%904,903
Ashburnham-Westminster-5.5%2582,293
Ashland-2.2%2052,573
Assabet Valley Regional Voc Tech8.4%531,011
Athol-Royalston-12.9%3471,476
Atlantis Charter 8.1%55759
Attleboro-0.6%1795,902
Auburn-1.0%1862,339
Avon-0.4%174746
Barnstable13.5%364,941
Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter -39.4%380286
Bedford3.9%1092,514
Belchertown-6.1%2662,492
Bellingham-8.0%2932,457
Belmont5.2%934,065
Benjamin Banneker Charter 13.5%37354
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter 8.2%54450
Berkley-8.7%306868
Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter 24.5%21305
Berkshire Hills-1.1%1891,361
Berlin-6.7%274223
Berlin-Boylston-8.6%305426
Beverly2.7%1254,335
Billerica-9.6%3165,513
Blackstone-Millville-12.3%3411,882
Blackstone Valley Regional Voc Tech4.5%1001,153
Blue Hills Regional Voc Tech-3.3%223816
Boston-1.4%19955,114
Boston Collegiate Charter 31.3%16609
Boston Day and Evening Academy Charter 19.3%26359
Boston Preparatory Charter 25.0%20365
Boston Renaissance Charter -22.2%374952
Bourne-13.8%3562,105
Boxborough-16.9%365437
Boxford-17.1%366778
Boylston-0.3%169379
Braintree3.7%1135,549
Brewster-7.5%288469
Bridgewater-Raynham-7.2%2805,441
Brimfield-5.7%261328
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Voc Tech6.7%751,275
Bristol County Agricultural5.1%95451
Brockton8.4%5116,595
Brookfield7.8%60319
Brookline12.5%397,112
Burlington-1.2%1943,606
Cambridge7.8%596,222
Canton5.3%913,262
Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter 5.6%86228
Cape Cod Regional Voc Tech-7.0%277654
Carlisle-11.4%329638
Carver-9.0%3091,737
Central Berkshire-12.6%3441,782
Chelmsford-7.4%2855,138
Chelsea5.2%945,891
Chesterfield-Goshen-6.1%265169
Chicopee0.0%1637,775
Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter 47.1%10309
City On A Hill Charter 6.6%76292
Clarksburg-13.6%353171
Clinton-6.4%2701,896
Codman Academy Charter 26.7%18147
Cohasset8.0%561,584
Community Charter School of Cambridge 41.6%12378
Community Day Charter School - Prospect 0.0%164331
Concord14.1%322,140
Concord-Carlisle-4.0%2381,217
Conservatory Lab Charter 33.3%15180
Conway5.3%92178
Danvers0.3%1543,593
Dartmouth-7.6%2893,783
Dedham-1.1%1882,826
Deerfield-8.3%296444
Dennis-Yarmouth-10.5%3243,097
Dighton-Rehoboth-8.3%2973,041
Douglas-5.8%2631,657
Dover-9.7%317523
Dover-Sherborn5.5%871,171
Dracut-7.6%2903,872
Dudley-Charlton Reg-7.9%2924,030
Duxbury-3.8%2373,242
East Bridgewater-7.4%2842,246
Eastham-8.5%303205
Easthampton-3.5%2271,593
East Longmeadow-4.3%2452,734
Easton-1.2%1963,880
Edgartown5.4%89350
Edward Brooke Charter 21.9%24485
Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (Horace Mann Charter School)28.5%17275
Erving-17.8%369157
Essex Agricultural Technical8.4%52479
Everett18.9%276,672
Excel Academy Charter 2.4%129216
Fairhaven-2.2%2071,980
Fall River1.5%13910,138
Falmouth-6.2%2683,536
Farmington River Reg-0.7%181144
Fitchburg-4.7%2494,915
Florida-11.6%33399
Four Rivers Charter 6.1%84210
Foxborough-5.8%2622,753
Foxborough Regional Charter 12.2%401,215
Framingham0.6%1508,201
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential 2.1%132392
Franklin-6.2%2695,868
Franklin County Regional Voc Tech0.2%157518
Freetown-Lakeville56.7%73,055
Frontier-11.4%330621
Gardner-7.4%2822,526
Gateway-17.3%3681,009
Georgetown-8.4%3001,558
Gill-Montague-3.0%2181,050
Global Learning Charter 13.8%35488
Gloucester-11.2%3273,016
Gosnold-50.0%3812
Grafton4.0%1082,994
Granby-9.0%3101,010
Greater Fall River Regional Voc Tech2.4%1301,386
Greater Lawrence Regional Voc Tech11.8%431,308
Greater Lowell Regional Voc Tech9.2%502,099
Greater New Bedford Regional Voc Tech4.0%1072,146
Greenfield40.5%132,146
Groton-Dunstable-6.5%2722,632
Hadley-1.6%201661
Halifax-14.9%359582
Hamilton-Wenham-6.0%2641,955
Hampden-Wilbraham-6.1%2673,404
Hampshire-9.8%318766
Hancock39.4%1446
Hanover-1.4%1982,684
Harvard-5.5%2591,210
Hatfield7.7%61450
Haverhill3.1%1237,052
Hawlemont-19.3%37296
Hilltown Cooperative Charter 11.7%44172
Hill View Montessori Charter 25.8%19302
Hingham6.0%854,202
Holbrook4.6%991,238
Holland-18.6%371232
Holliston-2.8%2152,820
Holyoke-4.0%2395,782
Holyoke Community Charter -0.1%167702
Hopedale-4.8%2511,261
Hopkinton-1.1%1903,414
Hudson-2.9%2162,896
Hull-12.0%3391,067
Innovation Academy Charter 67.0%6663
Ipswich-3.3%2222,048
King Philip3.2%1212,149
Kingston-3.3%2241,134
KIPP Academy Lynn Charter 74.0%5569
Lanesborough-20.7%373222
Lawrence7.6%6213,145
Lawrence Family Development Charter 9.3%49633
Lee-13.1%349751
Leicester-8.5%3041,715
Lenox-4.0%240783
Leominster-0.8%1826,183
Leverett-8.3%298143
Lexington4.3%1026,506
Lincoln10.2%461,241
Lincoln-Sudbury-3.5%2301,580
Littleton-4.7%2501,576
Longmeadow-8.5%3022,868
Lowell3.6%11413,879
Lowell Community Charter -30.1%377640
Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter -0.9%184110
Ludlow-7.4%2832,874
Lunenburg-8.7%3071,587
Lynn6.5%7714,139
Lynnfield-4.2%2432,261
Ma Academy for Math and Science6.7%7495
Malden2.4%1286,573
Manchester Essex Regional13.0%381,562
Mansfield-8.4%3014,497
Marblehead-0.3%1723,251
Marblehead Community Charter 0.0%164230
Marion6.4%78463
Marlborough0.5%1524,589
Marshfield-5.0%2524,483
Martha's Vineyard Charter 3.4%116182
Marthas Vineyard-3.5%228684
Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence 18.6%28369
Masconomet-4.3%2442,055
Mashpee-5.1%2531,725
MATCH Charter School 54.9%8477
Mattapoisett-2.5%211503
Maynard2.0%1331,352
Medfield-7.2%2792,788
Medford-3.0%2204,677
Medway-9.9%3202,482
Melrose0.5%1513,679
Mendon-Upton-11.8%3352,547
Methuen-4.5%2477,055
Middleborough-6.9%2763,295
Middleton-8.1%295809
Milford-0.6%1784,167
Millbury-6.4%2711,805
Millis3.3%1171,451
Milton1.5%1403,934
Minuteman Regional Voc Tech4.3%103652
Mohawk Trail-13.0%3481,007
Monson-15.0%3601,255
Montachusett Regional Voc Tech6.8%731,432
Mount Greylock-13.2%352565
Mystic Valley Regional Charter 14.0%341,495
Nahant-24.8%376185
Nantucket8.0%571,381
Narragansett-13.2%3511,426
Nashoba1.2%1443,399
Nashoba Valley Regional Voc Tech6.4%80683
Natick7.3%665,065
Nauset1.7%1371,545
Needham7.1%695,476
Neighborhood House Charter -0.5%177398
New Bedford0.1%16212,616
Newburyport3.8%1112,349
New Leadership Charter 14.1%33503
New Salem-Wendell-8.1%294137
Newton5.4%8812,335
Norfolk-12.6%342926
Norfolk County Agricultural6.8%72485
North Adams-4.2%2421,525
Northampton-1.3%1972,722
Northampton-Smith Vocational Agricultural-9.1%312418
North Andover3.5%1154,766
North Attleborough-1.2%1914,687
Northboro-Southboro5.0%961,482
Northborough-0.2%1681,893
Northbridge2.7%1262,594
North Brookfield-10.9%325581
North Central Charter Essential -3.1%221345
Northeast Metropolitan Regional Voc Tech1.8%1341,268
Northern Berkshire Regional Voc Tech-2.4%210488
North Middlesex-15.4%3613,608
North Reading-6.7%2732,606
North Shore Regional Voc Tech6.3%81475
Norton-8.8%3082,629
Norwell0.2%1602,331
Norwood3.1%1223,547
Oak Bluffs-7.7%291384
Old Colony Regional Voc Tech2.4%127586
Old Rochester3.7%1121,183
Orange-18.5%370677
Orleans9.6%48216
Oxford-3.7%2321,946
Palmer-16.6%3631,535
Pathfinder Regional Voc Tech6.4%79662
Peabody-2.3%2086,103
Pelham12.0%42131
Pembroke-3.5%2293,329
Pentucket-9.8%3192,959
Petersham17.0%29117
Phoenix Charter Academy 23.3%22185
Pioneer Charter School of Science 102.8%3359
Pioneer Valley-8.3%2991,055
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter218.2%1280
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter -0.5%176408
Pittsfield-2.2%2065,987
Plainville-3.5%226802
Plymouth-3.7%2347,975
Plympton6.1%82242
Prospect Hill Academy Charter 23.0%231,139
Provincetown-37.8%379107
Quabbin-17.2%3672,589
Quaboag Regional-5.7%2601,352
Quincy3.3%1189,266
Ralph C Mahar3.0%124788
Randolph-0.3%1702,957
Reading1.2%1434,483
Revere10.2%476,648
Richmond-16.5%362157
Rising Tide Charter 42.2%11448
River Valley Charter -0.3%173288
Rochester-12.1%340531
Rockland-7.4%2862,199
Rockport-7.2%278931
Rowe-9.4%31358
Roxbury Preparatory Charter 139.6%2551
Sabis International Charter 0.0%1641,574
Salem-1.2%1924,395
Salem Academy Charter 20.3%25344
Sandwich-12.6%3433,124
Saugus-2.6%2132,850
Savoy-22.6%37541
Scituate-0.6%1803,220
Seekonk-3.4%2252,089
Seven Hills Charter -2.9%217660
Sharon1.1%1463,433
Shawsheen Valley Regional Voc Tech7.3%671,360
Sherborn-16.7%364405
Shrewsbury1.8%1356,009
Shutesbury-9.4%313145
Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter 4.7%97578
Silver Lake3.3%1201,945
Smith Leadership Academy Charter 16.5%30219
Somerset-33.7%3781,829
Somerville0.9%1474,922
Southampton-0.9%183552
Southborough-10.9%3261,422
Southbridge7.3%642,275
Southeastern Regional Voc Tech0.3%1551,255
Southern Berkshire-13.2%350769
Southern Worcester County Regional Voc Tech0.2%1581,099
South Hadley-10.5%3231,959
South Middlesex Regional Voc Tech12.2%41710
South Shore Charter 4.0%106540
South Shore Regional Voc Tech1.4%142592
Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District-3.7%2351,761
Spencer-E Brookfield-7.5%2871,940
Springfield-0.3%17125,283
Stoneham-11.3%3282,401
Stoughton-2.8%2143,753
Sturbridge3.8%110952
Sturgis Charter 101.4%4739
Sudbury-6.8%2753,006
Sunderland-14.5%358183
Sutton-5.3%2551,594
Swampscott0.2%1592,283
Swansea-1.2%1932,056
Tantasqua0.2%1561,803
Taunton-2.3%2097,681
Tewksbury-13.7%3543,805
Tisbury7.8%58330
Topsfield-11.8%336597
Tri County Regional Voc Tech11.2%451,019
Triton-9.4%3152,879
Truro0.7%149142
Tyngsborough-10.4%3211,867
Up-Island Regional-3.6%231326
Upper Cape Cod Regional Voc Tech1.4%141657
Uxbridge-7.3%2811,901
Wachusett1.7%1367,467
Wakefield-0.4%1753,388
Wales-13.8%355150
Walpole2.3%1314,015
Waltham7.3%655,098
Ware4.3%1051,296
Wareham-11.9%3382,822
Watertown6.8%712,688
Wayland-1.8%2032,717
Webster-3.7%2331,864
Wellesley1.2%1454,954
Wellfleet6.9%70140
Westborough-1.1%1873,515
West Boylston-10.4%322945
West Bridgewater4.3%1041,344
Westfield-4.5%2485,922
Westford-0.9%1855,259
Westhampton4.4%101142
Weston-1.2%1952,374
Westport-12.6%3451,668
West Springfield-2.5%2123,882
Westwood3.3%1193,167
Weymouth0.5%1536,897
Whately15.8%31154
Whitman-Hanson-4.4%2464,270
Whittier Regional Voc Tech4.7%981,233
Williamsburg-9.1%311160
Williamstown-3.7%236438
Wilmington-5.4%2573,559
Winchendon-14.1%3571,419
Winchester7.4%634,396
Winthrop-2.0%2041,975
Woburn0.7%1484,766
Worcester7.1%6824,740
Wrentham-11.8%3371,155
SOURCE: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education