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Brooke Charter Schools awarded $80,000 Pozen Prize

Brooke Charter Schools, with campuses in Roslindale, Mattapan, and East Boston, won the Pozen Prize, an $80,000 award that recognizes academic excellence and educational innovation for charter schools in Greater Boston.

The prize was created by Boston Foundation donors Robert and Elizabeth Pozen. Paul Grogan, the president and CEO of the foundation, praised Brooke for its success.

“Brooke Charter Schools is carrying on a tradition of excellent academic performance among Greater Boston’s charter public schools,” Grogan said in a statement. “The Brooke schools have especially shown a commitment to seeing their students into and through college.”

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The Roslindale campus teaches 500 students and the Mattapan campus has 460. The East Boston campus is too new, opening in 2012, to be considered for this year’s Pozen Prize.

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“We are thankful for the recognition of our scholars, who have made their schools not only among the top-performing schools in the city, but among the top-performing schools in the state,” Jon Clark, co-director of operations of Brooke Charter Schools said in a statement.

The runner-up was Excel Academy Charter Schools, which received $10,000.

Rebecca Fiore can be reached at rebecca.fiore@globe.com.