Joseph Plouffe IB World School, Brockton, MA

Plouffe Academy

Photo: Plouffe Academy teacher using White Board to teach students

Michelle Nessralla, Principal
Eric Wescott, Assistant Principal
Bonnie Brady, IB Department Head


As an IB World School and a professional learning community, Plouffe Academy provides an inclusive, safe, and respectful environment that encourages students and staff to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners.

We aim to develop young people with strong character and determination who strive to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.


Plouffe Academy will continuously reflect upon and respond to the needs of all learners as we strive to acquire the skills, attitudes and knowledge to be creative problem solvers, reflective thinkers and caring citizens of a global community.

250 Crescent Street
Brockton, MA 02302
Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
TEL. 508-
FAX 508-894-4300

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Principal's Message

Welcome from Ms. Nessralla,
Ms. Brady and Mr. Wescott!

It is our shared mission to create a collaborative learning community based on mutual respect and the belief that all students who enter Plouffe Academy can and will demonstrate academic progress and personal growth. There are many exciting events planned throughout each school year. We are proud of the caliber of our students as they showcase their intelligences, talents, and abilities in the classroom, on the athletic fields and on the performing arts stage. We hope that you attend as many activities as possible. We would love to see you here!

International Baccalaureate Mission

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Code of Conduct

Plouffe Academy Code of Conduct

School Facts & Highlights

Joseph F. Plouffe Academy
250 Crescent St., Brockton, MA 02302
Main telephone: 508-894-4301, FAX 508-894-4300
Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 11:40 a.m.
Citywide Zone Grades: 6-8

Building & Facilities
Built in 1998; 33 classrooms; library; greenhouse & STEAM room; art & music classrooms; nurse's office; cafetorium; gymnasium; computer lab; guidance suite; outdoor cafe.

School Highlights:

    International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme
    General Education
    Special Education
    Honors Prep
    Spanish English Immersion
    Transitional Bilingual Education
    World Languages: Chinese & Spanish
    Block Scheduling and IB classes in Community and Service, Technology, and the Arts
    Thematic Interdisciplinary Units of Study
    Skills for Life
    Learner Profile of the Month
    Free Breakfast on the Go Program
Arts, Athletics & After School
    Instrumental Band and Chorus
    Visual and Performing Arts
    Community and Service Learning
    Intramural After School programs
    Student Council
    KIP Keep It Positive

Contact Us

Michelle Nessralla: 508-894-4301

Assistant Principal:
Eric Wescott: 508-894-4301

I.B. Department Head:
Bonnie J. Brady: 508-894-4301

Administrative Assistant:
Patricia M. Conley: 508-894-4301 | FAX 508-894-4300

School Nurse: 508-894-4301
Instructional Resource Specialist: 508-894-4301
School Adjustment Counselor: 508-894-4301
Guidance Counselor: 508-894-4301



The Brockton Public Schools is pleased and proud to offer a very active, extensive and beneficial parent involvement program. We sincerely believe in the home-school-community partnership where all stakeholders come together to provide the most rewarding and enriching program for our city's children.

Parents are enthusiastically invited to visit the schools and get to know the teachers and administrators and to attend PAC/PTO or PTA meetings. Parents are encouraged to consider serving as school volunteers in our Partners in Excellence (PIE) program or possibly seeking a seat on their child's School Improvement Council or signing up for a series of helpful workshops at our Parents' Academy! Our parents have come well beyond the "bake sale" days, although fund-raising is still a necessary and worthwhile activity which helps provide extra-curricular opportunities for our school children.

Thousands of Brockton families and community members have bridged the home-school gap and joined our successful and collaborative effort.

If you have questions or wish to volunteer, please contact your school's Administrative Team or the Parent Information Center.

Thank you!

School Improvement Plan

Plouffe Academy 2014-2016 School Improvement Plan

Every Brockton Public School has an individual School Improvement Plan, a two‐year strategic plan for schools to follow to achieve academic and non-academic goals. The plans are developed among school leadership, faculty and staff and serve as a blueprint for success.

School Improvement plans require school personnel to set challenging goals for student performance, and must articulate the strategies the school staff will use to reach their targets.

In addition to approving each school’s SIP, Central Office conducts three to four “Walk Throughs” per school per year to gather data and provide feedback to site-level leaders about how effectively the plans are being implemented. What’s exciting about this is that everyone recognizes the importance of this kind of feedback and is actively supporting this kind of valuable work – principals, teachers, administrators and union officials.

Plouffe Academy Report Card