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Palmer, MA
Students enrolled: 654

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4107 Main Street
Palmer, MA 01069

(413) 283-4300
(413) 283-2619
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March 12, 2014
This is my childs 2nd year (2nd Grade) and is doing very well. The schools security is the best. Several events are scheduled monthly. Although more challenging work could be assigned I think the schoold does a really good job. The teachers have always been more than willing to take time to spend with the parents. Communications from the school couldn't be better. For a public school this is an outstanding school. If you have a special needs child then maybe you should go private but for me this is good to go.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2013
You guys should be ashamed of yourself for bringing disciplinary action against a 6 year old for having a piece of plastic the size of a quarter on the bus. Perhaps the administration itself should review what "Bullying" really means. It's no wonder your school rates a 4, maybe you should concentrate on educating your students more and the ridiculous prosecution of children for being children, less.

- submitted by a community member

March 20, 2011
My son is in 2nd grade at this school, his first year here.....prob his last, looking at private...there is no communication between school and parents....school just put in a room for violently behavior children and i think it is wrong and imoral. they have a "Skill Center" that they use as a punishment rather than getting children to think its apositive thing..... ill be going to school board about the "pink" room...if children have that bad of issues then they should NOT be in public school...

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2009
My daughter is in fourth grade now. She was extremely excited to be entering this grade on step up day last year. The classroom that she spent the day in seemed right up her ally. The teacher did really great projects like quilting for the local hospital and penpals that the class would then get to meet. Unfortunately, do to the higher ups this teachers position was let go. Her teacher this year seems overwhelmed and does nothing but the basics. Becuase of a bad budget, it is the children who are hurting at this chool

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no rating
August 27, 2009
No wonder this school only has a rating of 4 out of 10. Already school has just started and I as a parent is very disappointed. This upper staff has no clue what they are doing, I feel so bad for these kids and the Kindergarden students that came into this school. Being there to see my kids off and being at the school, these People need to get there act together or we will see more kids going to other schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 22, 2009
Having 2 children in the school and being there to volunteer. I have to say this year was the worst year for this school. The teachers are awsome, but most of them don't know if they are coming or going. I feel bad for the kids that are going there next year as they are having so many layoffs and again the teachers that are staying don't know where they are heading. I think the admin. and higher above should be looked at upon the school budgets, this school has no communication with parents and admin. I hope they can all get there stuff together and work with the children and the parents, to much is getting taken away from them.

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2007
The family projects mentioned above should be considered more of a parenting issue than a school issue. The assignments and home projects are only going to get more numerous and extensive as the child gets older. First grade or kindergarten, whatever year the first review was written is just a practice round for what to expect in the older grades. Parents have to make time for their children. Both my children have attended OMP. I find the teachers to be wonderful. The administration is lacking. I think there's been a lot of poor decisions made about a lot of things. Some have put children's safety at risk. Overall the classroom teachers are excellent, the administration not so hot.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
This is my child's first year in this school and we are so far pleased with the overall efforts of the staff. However, this is not a full complaint rather a concern for other working parents, the teachers send home numerous activities or homework, that always require the help of the family (parents)which is great! Only, not all parents are able to help their child with these projects (all the time) because of their demanding work hours, I know some parents are not able to make it home to serve dinner let alone help their child with additional projects that should be able to be completed with the teachers help and at school. This is the only concern I have heard from parents of my childs friends. Again the overall school system seems to be on the right track.

- submitted by a parent
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Old Mill Pond
4107 Main Street, Palmer, MA  01069
(413) 283-4300
Last modified Old Mill Pond is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Old Mill Pond Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top