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Newton, MA
Students enrolled: 489
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191 Dedham Street
Newton, MA 02461

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(617) 559-9450
(617) 552-5583
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June 01, 2014
This school is great.Unlike what other reviews said,there is a kitchen and the teaching is great.They also have a perfect anti bullying system.The only thing is that the school could use some renovations.specifically bathrooms.

- submitted by a community member

December 09, 2013
My son started at this school FEB 2013 in the 4th grade. Now he is in the 5th grade. This is a terrible school. The standards are low, the administration is overwhelmed and there is a lot of bullying. We paid $800K for our house to get this terrible school. If we had paid $1K we would have gotten Memorial Spaulding, a much better school. We are very very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2013
Great atmosphere! All teachers my son has was amazing! Especially love EEL program in there, very much personal attention to each student!

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2013
Despite what another review noted her about the premises, the premises here are fine. More importantly than what a school looks like is how they educate your children. The principal puts an emphasis on excellent teachers, and that has been my experience from grades K through 5. As for curriculum, the music program is excellent, as are other creative programs. The standard instruction (math and science) is also excellent, but I believe creative studies are equally important and this is where this school and Newton schools in general are way ahead. A strong emphasis on the creative arts, coupled with increased state funding for the arts means that Newton educates some of the most creative kids in the country.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2011
Curriculum lags behind other schools in the area. psychological bullying is an issue and as early as 3rd grade kids are expected to be wearing A&F and Aeropostale. Kids without real Uggs are made fun of. The teachers are trying but the school is over crowded. The school doesn't have a kitchen so the school lunches are shipped in from outside, have to be purchased ahead of time, don't seem all that nutritious, and you can't go eat lunch with your child. Overall, I am not impressed with this school, but it satisfies the minimum qualifications. The building is very old and needs renovating badly.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2010
This is a great school in a good neighborhood in MA. Teachers are excellent and experienced. Principal is highly supportive.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2010
Seemingly good school in a fundamentally high acheiving school district. Could use renovation. My experience is staff could benefit from real diversity training. Cultural awareness goes a long way in being able to properly teach & respond to students-

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2010
I think Countryside is a very stong school in terms of curriculum, leadership and of course its teachers. The afterschool program is excellent!

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2009
Really old school premises. Poor afterschool program. A lot of 'school participation' hidden changes.

- submitted by a parent
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Countryside Elementary School
191 Dedham Street, Newton, MA  02461
(617) 559-9450
Last modified Countryside Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Countryside Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top