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Cohasset, MA
Students enrolled: 711
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143 Pond Street
Cohasset, MA 02025

(781) 383-6100
(781) 383-4168
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
May 31, 2015
I have had 3 children thru the system and found the level of interest, performance verybuggy. All three had different gifts but delivered across the board from an education and preparedness standard

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Don't know
May 31, 2015
What I do know is all of my 3 were prepared to excel when they want on to college

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Agree
May 31, 2015
This is a function of family not the school. Wish questions where more concrete and less subjective

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2014
Parents with unmotivated kids and kids who don't like a challenge beware: you will be compelled to write a bad review here to justify your own failures. Come on, people, this is a tiny school where your kid can be involved in everything (yes, sports, but also arts and music and independent learning opportunities). The academics are more than sufficiently rigorous to put every child who wants it in their top college choice. If the administrators are not up to snuff, go to the teachers instead, for people who care as much about your children as you do.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2014
This year is my third year as a student in the Cohasset school system, and I have found that my education here rivals if not exceeds the education I had received previously at a private school. All of the teachers here are exceptionally dedicated to their jobs, and always post their hours regularly for receiving extra help. Classes are challenging, with quite a bit of work, but are at the same time engaging. English and Math classes in particular are very strong here- many students are in or plan to take AP classes. One thing that is unique about the school is the block scheduling, with four ninety-minute classes a day, five classes at any given time, and classes that last for a quarter, semester, or an entire year. I feel that this allows students to receive more one-on-one time with the teacher. The student body in the high school is great too- I can't think of a single person who isn't nice, and there haven't been any recent problems with bullying. Nearly all of the students are involved in multiple sports and various clubs, so you get to know everyone in this small school pretty quickly. I found that I was able to fit in here and could be accepted by everyone. Go Skippers!

- submitted by a community member

September 30, 2013
A very good school where you can learn and have fun. talented teaching staff and a safe environment. Not once have I felt anything but glad to be here. The special needs program is good as far as I know and I have been at the system eight years and I don't think I have ever seen real bullying. You learn a lot and I bet that the majority of the kids will say the same thing. I don't know who would write a bad review.

- submitted by a community member

September 24, 2013
As a parent who wrote a poor review of the Cohasset schools, I can assure you that none of the other poor reviews are mine, as represented by the last reviewer. I think that you illustrate the points being made though, that to disagree or critique the schools in Cohasset, is to be accused of some odd or deviant thinking. Given the poor spelling and grammar in your review, you may not be the best judge of a competitve and healthy school environment. That being said, a healthy exchange of ideas, All ideas should be encouraged in an educational environment, not called out as the work of one lone unhappy person. You just made the case for how unhealthy the atmosphere is for anyone but the family singing the praises of this school system. The superintendent herself told me that I expected too much and that Cohasset "was still a backward little place". That is the captain of the ship speaking.

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2013
An examination of one star reviews show a consistent speech pattern and abbreviation use suggesting they may be written by the same parson. I can only suggest they get involved to address the isaues they alone seem to find. While the rest of e commonwealth continues to envy the performance of the Cohasset school system. Despite protestations adjusted for class size only Dover sherborn is ranked higher. To be plain Boston magazine last month ranked cohasset in the top twenty five in our 18 years it has moved between 12th and 25th without exception even pre mcas. . Adjusted since it s the smallest high school in the state it is ranked second. One notes the consistency of response and suggests the data cannot dissuade arguments that do not proceed from reason but some unquantified animus. May I suggest their efforts are better spent pursuing an IEP I have two already graduated having gone thru the system from 1st to 12th both n a top regional college while the last seems destined for a top twenty five national university.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2013
I am a student at Cohasset Middle School. This year was my first year. I strongly disliked with a burning passion this school. The guidance consular needed some guidance and the vice principal was so mean. They are terrible at hiring. I only liked 3 teachers out of 11 teachers. Also I only liked one specialist. Everybody knows who Im talking about. All in all i want to go to a new school.

- submitted by a community member

August 18, 2013
If you question admin. you are blacklisted. Elem. & M/HS are the same. Teacher protected, to a fault. Parents are not welcome to participate in education choices of their own children. They believe teachers over students and parents if there is ever an issue. Admin is happy to see you and your child leave the school rather than try to solve problems. So sad it didn't work our for us, I hoped for this lovely small town school system, but it is actually just about teachers and admin and their best interests, not students.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2013
Middle school administration is ineffective, there are very few extracurricular activities for students and the communication from the school is very poor.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2011
Not a prep school, not even close. Written below is a fantasy that some parent wants to believe so that they can justify buying themselves another new BMW, sailboat, or house addition instead of paying close attention to their child's education. The parents here in Cohasset are selfish like that and would rather pretend everything is better than it is so that they don't have to dip into their pocket, or stand up to the problems at the school and create change. The genetics are the only thing the school has going for it (successful families...in an upscale town). The school is not doing anything special, this is an average public school probably worthy more of a "6 or 7". If you pay attention, the same five kids apply to a ton of good schools and then they put all of these high profile acceptance letters on the wall in the hallway. It is very deceiving at first glance unless you really look at it. Bullying is also not successfully dealt with by the underwhelming talent in the administrative area. It is a huge problem and there are a lot of miserable kids at the middle school and high school. There are some very talented and devoted teachers, but unfortunately they are the minority.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2011
This district takes great measures and accumulates large legal bills in an effort to underidentify and/or underservice children with very remediable learning issues such as dyselxia. Outside testing is a must if you have a child not hitting benchmarks at this district, and it is up to you to figure out that the child is not hitting benchmarks. Your child could be reading 2-3 years below grade level and no reading specialist will be assigned to your child without a lawyer being involved. This is a fact, and many children's futures have suffered as a result.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2011
As a student at Cohasset High, I am extremely displeased with the educational experience I am receiving there. Although up front, the curriculum seems satisfactory, it doesn't matter, as none of the teachers there actually know how to teach it. All the classes are a joke, everyone appears to be smart as there is no challenge at all, and the student body is a disaster. The bullying situation at this school is horrible, as many students are forced out by others. Athletics reign supreme in the minds of the students, and drugs are a common topic and hobby. Overall, all the school wants is more money by pushing students on the MCAS, which helps them in no way.

- submitted by a community member

July 25, 2011
I believe Cohasset public midddle/high schools gives children an excellent education! they have really stepped up their anti-bullying program this year and are still working on improving it! my daughter is very motivated and her teachers got her to work even harder, my other daughter isnt very motivated but they got her to get A's and B's. my son has dislexia and his teachers have gotten him up to only half grade level behind where he used to be 3 and a half grade levels behind! I'm very proud of the school and very happy that i placed my children here. also cohasset public middle/high school has become much more diverse. :)

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2010
Cohasset schools do an excellent job with special needs/ IEP students. My daughter had serious learning issues just 4 years ago now she is straight A's. The parents must be actively involved. They must know their rights under state and No Child left behind and fight for their rights. This is true in all systems with tight budgets. Families move to Cohasset because of the special needs support.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2009
This school is poor for kids who struggle- especially those w/ disabilities. It is my belief the school district as a whole & their various leaders completely underestimate how hard it is to be a special needs student in Cohasset (though the same is probably true in any affluent, predominantly white community). The town/school population is not diverse enough which is a detriment because there's not a whole lot of empathy or tolerance for those who are different or less than perfect (parents, students, administrators, & teachers alike). This particular school also doesn't make any real efforts to support or promote anti-bullying practices. Some of these kids that struggle emotionally, socially, or academically become victims of bullying and are literally forced out of the system. Cohasset is an elitist town w/ an elitist school system that only truly caters to the elite student. Sadly, MCAS scores are what matter most.

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2009
Cohasset is a good school district. My daughter just went private school as a freshman. The 3 other students from Cohasset are way behind in French. Its interesting what you learn when you change schools. Math is strong. Writing skills seem to be a little low.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 18, 2009
Cohasset has long been an excellent school because it has been able to find and retain excellent teachers. Class sizes rival those of many private schools with between 10 to 20 students per class. Cohasset is a very small town yet offers a many advanced placement courses and has a strong commitment to the arts. I was fortunate to be able to study six years of Latin and four years of Spanish at Cohasset while also participating in a number of sports and extra-curricular activities. If anything Cohasset perhaps does some students a disservice by focusing on preparing the entire student body for college, while it is great that everyone receives an excellent education at every level some students do graduated and find themselves at college when they may not yet be ready for it.

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 05, 2009
This school produces top kids. Year after year the teachers care and the town is proud of the reputation Cohasset has earned. last year 7 kids went to the ivy's

- submitted by a parent

October 30, 2008
Cohasset is an awesome town. The schools are very good. A ton of homework but thats okay because we learn so much. Middle schoolers are learning high-school algebra and english. The only thing that i have noticed about other kids is that kids with like ADD or ADHD don't get the help they need. But other than that i love Cohasset!

- submitted by a student

October 15, 2008
my kids have been going to cohasset schools since the 1st grade these schools are wonderful. I defentialy recomenend

- submitted by a parent

October 30, 2007
This school's cool. A little challenging, and they give quite a bit of homework, but overall, I reccomend this school.

- submitted by a student

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Cohasset Middle/High School
143 Pond Street, Cohasset, MA  02025
(781) 383-6100
Last modified Cohasset Middle/High School is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cohasset Middle/High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top