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Bridgewater, MA
Students enrolled: 1,571

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415 Center Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324

(508) 697-6902
(508) 279-2110
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September 06, 2014
I noticed many of these reviews were older, especially the negative ones, so I thought I would give an updated review. I am currently a junior at BR. Since even the latest review, many changes have been made. The school has brought technology into the classroom in the form of online textbooks, no longer needing to lug books to school, and classroom sets of iPads and Chrome Books. Now, starting from freshmen year, you have the option to choose from over 50 courses. Unfortunately, the had to eliminate our study period from the schedule in order to do so, but study is available as an elective. BR is known around the state for having some of the best athletic teams, but we also have other after school options which includes a robotics team that competes nationally, and a very well regarded spring musical program. The school is relatively new. The teachers, like with any school, vary. (It's all a matter of personal opinion.) My class (2016) has some of the best standardized test results in the state, so obviously, we are learning and have credible academics. I know many people, and hopefully myself in a couple years, who are proud to call themselves BR graduates.

- submitted by a student

May 16, 2011
My child has attended both private and public. The accelerated classes are challenging and do a great job preparing him for college. My goal for my child is an ivy league school and the accelerated program and straight A s will get him there!

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2008
Ok, yeah, it was difficult with the cuts and everything, but it's all coming back on track now. New school, new programs, etc. The parents are the only ones who really complain about this school, because of what they read in the paper and their child's complaints. Guess what? It's your kids fault. Your kid is dumb. Get over it. All it takes for a quality education is a willing to learn and comprehend new knowledge. The teacher could be a complete moron, but as long as the child wants to learn, he/she will do all the assignments and read everything given to them. It's all on the students, if they think they're not getting a good education, it's because they're not trying hard enough. And this is hard for parents to swallow because their child is 'smart.' Shut up and teach your kid better study habits.

- submitted by a student

October 05, 2007
The teachers are so involved and take extra care that all students succeed. I am a senior at B-R and I am so sad to leave!

- submitted by a student

March 09, 2006
Reading some of these ratings, people say the school is horrible when it sounds as if they don't even have a child there. I am a student at BR, and it is the best choice I could have made. I have friends in public school, and sometimes we discuss topics we are both learning about. They complain they don't learn anything in class, while they take honors level courses. I feel I have learned a great amount this year. I had gone to private school for eight years, and came here as a freshman. I couldn't believe how much more advanced the teaching was. Maybe some of these parents' children had a bad teacher, but I have no complaints. I don't understand why one would pay 7 grand and not get a valuable education as a public school.

- submitted by a student

January 08, 2006
Speaking of my own daughters experience, I give B-R high marks for allowing her to florish and be accepted at a most selective Ivy level college. The school has been through tough times with budget cuts, but overall the teachers are excellent. Music and art were cut severely, and we had to pay activity fees for sports, but this situation is also improving. Sports are an important component of life at BR and once the new hs is completed, the options available for the kids will be fantastic. If you child is self motivated and a high achiever, they'll thrive here. On the down side; the budget cuts included slashing 8 grade languages, so when the student reaches senior year,they won't be have the opportunity to take AP Spanish, for example. I believe this is being addressed, but check it out before committing to BR.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2004
BR is a school in which few and far between would want to attend. The entire structure, both physically and academically, is weak. With impending dangers after the afraid-of-taxation town voted down the override, students could lose art, music, and physical education. How can a school with an already lacking academic program provide quality education for the students? The problem is, it simply can't. It is only slightly disturbing when the school has two possible gas leaks during the school year within one week. How can the administration allow this to occur? They don't care enough. They chose to cut teachers yet none of the others have to worry. What ever happened to quality education?

- submitted by a student

May 27, 2004
BR like the town of Bridgewater is in serious trouble. They have little funds,few programs and a growing student population. The town leaders intend to put forth a budget that has horrific cuts. Taken from what little they offer now, this school should and in my opinion will be in receivership. Don't kid youselves the townspeople will not vote for the massive overide(s) that it will take to right this sinking ship.Can anyone say 'school choice'? Our house is the one with the for sale sign.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2004
I am sorry that we have to send our son to this school. Two of my son's five teachers are a disgrace to my profession. As a high school teacher I can easily identify poor quality instruction when I see it. The administrators are not doing their job. Why is my son watching movies like 'Dante's Peak' in earth science? Why are his major histroy projects crossword puzzles? My honors student son is not challenged, is bored to death, & hates school. He couldn't even stay in the robotics club because the demands were so ridiculous & the price to expensive for us. Don't send you child to BR if you can afford a private school.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2004
This school system is weak at best. It does not challenge the majority of students. Teachers are more concerned with getting home than staying to help students. The system has one of the highest payscales yet there are limited AP courses, few research papers are assigned and sports seem more important than academics. Students look good on paper but have often have a hard time once they arrive at those good colleges. It isn't the poor quality of the buildings that are the problem, it is the poor quality of academics. Top-heavy administration means fewer teachers available when budget cuts are made. They always cut the teachers but keep the adminstrators & consultants.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2004
Are you serious? No one has complained about the overall horror of this school?! I dont believe I can even get into all the details about how incredibly awful the school is, the children do not deserve this kind of school! no one does. I also noticed the Williams middle school was not commented on, that building's even worse! I hope the plans for new schools goes through quickly, the bridgewater-raynham district is in dire need of higher quality school systems!

- submitted by a parent
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Bridgewater-Raynham Regional
415 Center Street, Bridgewater, MA  02324
(508) 697-6902
Last modified Bridgewater-Raynham Regional is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bridgewater-Raynham Regional Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top