Hopkinton, one of Massachusetts’s larger towns geographically, remains one of the state’s fastest growing communities. Approximately fifty percent of those who call Hopkinton home have moved here in the past fifteen years, many drawn here by our highly acclaimed schools that stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best schools in the country. This record-breaking enrollment growth has been influenced by Hopkinton’s proximity to Worcester, Boston, and Providence, Rhode Island, as well as its easy accessibility to Routes 495, 9, and the Massachusetts Turnpike. The rural beauty and friendly small-town character of Hopkinton have been preserved, as the town’s economic base has transitioned from agricultural to biomedical and technology.
Best known as the starting place for the Boston Marathon, Hopkinton is located twenty-six miles west of downtown Boston. Additionally, the town is a recognized leader in open space protection with over 4,700 acres of open space, 60 percent of which is protected in perpetuity. Click here for information from the Hopkinton town website about State Parks, other green space, and hiking trails in the community.
Hopkinton is home to nearly 4,300 students and over 350 educators as of the 2023-2024 school year. Although recent growth has posed several challenges for the district, Hopkinton continues to deliver outstanding student outcomes as measured by MCAS performance, Advanced Placement exam participation and performance, post-secondary plans of graduates, and a host of other metrics. Please click here to see the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) District Report Card; click here to explore other DESE metrics. In recent years, Hopkinton earned the following notable recognitions:
#1 Best District in Massachusetts by Niche
#1 Best Places to Teach in Massachusetts by Niche
#1 Best Teachers in Massachusetts
#8 Best Public Massachusetts High School by US News & World Report
#13 Best Massachusetts High School by US News & World Report
Hopkinton High School was named a School of Recognition in Massachusetts based on spring 2023 MCAS scores
With an FY25 budget of $63M, representing 55% of the total municipal budget, Hopkinton Public Schools are well-supported by residents who pride themselves on our quality education. To supplement the budget and enable cocurricular and extracurricular programming, Hopkinton schools annually receive generous support from countless community organizations such as Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF), Hopkinton Parent Teacher Organization (HPTO), Hopkinton Athletic Boosters, Hopkinton Music Association (HMA), and more.
Sketch of our Schools
There are five schools in the district, including three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. In addition, Hopkinton is affiliated with Keefe Regional Vocational Technical High School and several education collaboratives. Elementary schools are defined by the grades serviced within each facility. Across all schools, our dedicated Hopkinton educators consistently deliver sought-after results for all students, with a special emphasis on well-being and educating the whole child.
The Hopkinton Public School District strives to uphold the highest standards of education, commits to providing a safe, nurturing learning environment for all of our students, and promises partnerships with families.