About Our School

Our Story

Over the past 4 years, the school has undergone a dramatic turnaround, transforming from one of the lowest performing schools in the Commonwealth to a dynamic and energized learning community.

Recognized by the Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick and First Lady Michelle Obama for its rapid improvement, strong instructional focus, and commitment to arts integration. Our students have demonstrated extraordinary academic growth in mathematics and English Language Arts over this time, ranking in the top 10% of all schools in Massachusetts in growth on the MCAS during this period. Among large elementary and middle schools (>800), our 4-year growth rate ranks in the top 5 schools in Massachusetts. Over this period, the percentage of students reading at grade level has increased 250%.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a school that values and celebrates strong relationships between students, staff, families, and the community, and ensures that, through these relationships, students are guaranteed a rigorous academic experience, taught to believe in their ability to achieve and offered a wide range of enrichments to be fully prepared for success in college and career.



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The OGPS Blog

OGPS Students Were Guests at Governor Patrick’s ‘Lone Walk’

Students and other members of the OGPS community were invited by Governor Patrick to be guests at the traditional ‘Lone Walk’… Read More

NPR Profiles OGPS’ Arts Success

WBUR, one of Boston’s NPR stations, profiled the great work being done at OGPS. Read More