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Cambridge, MA
Students enrolled: 290

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110 Cushing Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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(617) 349-6555
(617) 349-6034
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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
June 16, 2015
They care for the students as far as I can tell. The school should provide more support to the teachers and motivation for students who are more able to actually learn more at a faster pace.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2015
Underneath a facade of warm, smiling faces that greet you at school, there's a shuddering cold oblivion to (some?) families and students' needs by the administration. Communication between the school and families is mostly handled by a family liaison member of the staff; that's primarily what her job is, to communicate with families. Unfortunately, she is VERY selective about whose queries to attend to. Many times over, inquiries about ordering of certain products (e.g. DVD for school wide concert) or school-wide events are simply not replied to. The better bet is to communicate directly with the teachers but unfortunately, a lot of school-wide issues are not under the teachers' "jurisdiction." (This is a very small community, with an average of 2 classes of 20 students per grade. Schools with enrollments five times larger, that I have experience with, communicate much better with parents.) This is a school that does not place much emphasis on academics. Students of higher caliber are made to *regress* down (literally) to the mean. Students of higher caliber are not given any higher level materials as the attention of the teachers are drained by students who need extra help. No support is given to those students who are more able. The teachers are the only saving grace. The teachers of my kids care about them genuinely and are always cordial and respectful with the parents. Just grateful to have these teachers, I don't dare ask for anything else from this school as that would be mere wishful thinking.

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2010
My 3 kids have been in this school since Kindergarten and the eldest is preparing to leave in 6th grade. There is a great community of teachers and parents that has supported this school through the transitions from a wonderful principal to a controversial one, and now the search for another new principal. The inclusion of kids with special needs has been great for our kids who now think nothing of hanging out with people that have learning disabilities. There is also a good racial mix of kids at the school which was important to us. In the midst of all this diversity our concern was that we would miss out on academic rigor but having toured other schools for the transition to 7th grade are seeing this wasn't the case. The success of this school is really a testament to the excellent teachers and administrators who have kept the school on course. My hope is the school will be able to retain the 6th grade which has been a delightful year for our eldest, but they need to be able to offer viable choices for kids transitioning to middle school.

- submitted by a parent

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Haggerty School
110 Cushing Street, Cambridge, MA  02138
(617) 349-6555
Last modified Haggerty School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Haggerty School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top