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Shirley, MA
Students enrolled: 394

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1 Hospital Rd
Shirley, MA 01464

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(978) 772-8600
(978) 425-0474
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November 18, 2014
This school is fantastic! This school doesn't teach to the tests like so many of the highly rated schools; it actually teaches kids to learn. The daily enrichment class lets the students pursue their own interests and work on skills that need improving. It teaches beyond the regular school curriculum to skills kids what really need to learn to be successful in life.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2014
This school has more than surpassed my expectations. My child has been to some of the best public schools in the country so we were very concerned when we came to this school system. The staff here is caring, engaging, and intelligent. They are readily available for communication and want to help each student to be their best. The enrichment class period is one of the best and most unique things about this curriculum. The children get to pursue academic studies that interest them every day to keep them enthusiastic about school. I was concerned about the 6-day rotating schedule, but love it; it keeps the schedule fresh and reduces boredom. I also appreciate that, although there is no G&T program, they do have ability leveling and provide advanced curriculum programming. The school district is new and building their resources. Give them a chance and you will not be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
The program has improved dramatically since regionalization. The curriculum is more rigorous and the offerings have expanded greatly. The opportunities for extra curricular activities have improved as well and the drama, chorus and band programs are very impressive. Great leadership, great involvement and improving instruction and curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2014
The writer below has been to that school and hated it for the students in it. The students are punky and thed school i am in now is 50 times better than that school ever dreamed of.

- submitted by a community member
January 20, 2014
I find it interesting that the below reviewer made assumptions about who wrote the reviews. I am giving this school 4 stars because it is an academically challenging environment, my children like their teachers, and there are lots of things to get involved with. There is a high level of professionalism here. And to the below reviewer, we HAVE been to other schools and have a very good sense of what is out there.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
We are so happy with this school. My daughter loves it! She feels well-known by her teachers and is academically challenged. The building is warm and welcoming and the administration has a clear handle on things. Love Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School!

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2013
The poor reviews given here were written well before Ayer and Shirley regionalized. Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School now has a wealth of opportunities for students, including advisory periods in smaller groups that help the students and staff to become better acquainted and to learn how to work well together as a community. The school has a wonderful principal and vice principal who are dedicated to each and every child, and the students in the upper grades can now even participate in high school sports. This school review service can be helpful, but you must take it with a grain of salt. Outdated reviews from a few who may have had a bad experience several years ago do not represent this excellent school. Our children are in good hands at ASRMS!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2009
I am glad we did not heed the postings here. Our daughter is new to the Shirley school system and is having an excellent experience socially and academically. The faculty and administration are very caring and capable.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2009
Both schools in this district are deplorable. Some of the teachers are dedicated to excellence while many others are not or are simply inexperienced. It is not all about the faculty but mostly due to $$. Their guidance is horrible and indeed the other poster is right, they spend more time with the victims of bullies with what the victim could do to cope with the situation than they do with the bullies and their punishment. All the latter is primarily a consequence of $$ cuts the schools have had to endure. We're considering leaving (choice-out) which many have recently. Sadly the voters in this town are so ignorant that choice-outers will cost them a lot more money or cuts in their services. My child deserves better and can't even get a bus ride in this town.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 27, 2009
This school is a disgrace! It protects the students that are bullies and punishes the children that stand up to them. Never in my life have I seen teachers & faculty that care so little about their students!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
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July 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 19, 2008
Of all the schools I've ever been assosiated with in my life, this one has had the poorest quality of all. More than once my children have been single out and harrassed by lunch aids, for accusations that are ridiculous. The faculty is poorly trained and education standards are not met. I would not recommend this school to any other parent who actually cares about their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
I love the Shirley Middle School. I love their teachers.

- submitted by a student

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Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School
1 Hospital Rd, Shirley, MA  01464
(978) 772-8600
Last modified Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8
Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top