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 industrial base has changed from agriculture 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.
For a look at recent townwide investments supporting the education, health and wellness of the entire community, please click here to read “What’s New In and Around Hopkinton?”
Hopkinton is home to nearly 4,000 students and over 330 educators as of Fall, 2019. 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) 2018 District Report Card; click here to explore other DESE metrics. In addition, in Spring, 2019, Hopkinton earned the following notable recognitions:
#2 Best District in Massachusetts by Niche
#2 Best Places to Teach in Massachusetts by Niche
#6 Best Massachusetts High School by US News & World Report
#19 Best High School in Boston by Boston Magazine
One of four high schools in Massachusetts named by the Commissioner of Education as a School of Recognition in 2018
With a 2019 budget of $48M, 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 co- and extra-curricular programming, Hopkinton schools annually receive generous support from countless community organizations such as Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF), Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association (HPTA), Hopkinton Athletic Boosters, Hopkinton Music Association (HMA), and more. Click here to access more information on community organizations.
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. Click here to see a detailed sketch of our schools.