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Somerville, MA

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177 Powderhouse Blvd
Somerville, MA 02144

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(617) 625-6600
(617) 666-7676
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May 10, 2013
My 5th grader has been attending this school since kindergarten. We love it. A true neighborhood school. Great teachers, very strong school community and "spirit." Kids come out of the building laughing and smiling and hugging each other. They make lifelong friends. The school serves several different populations at once, and so there is both diversity but also issues of transience, which tend to pull academic ranking down. For those of us who stay, it's an absolute gem.

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August 12, 2010
This school is fantastic and I absolutely love the teachers and suport staff. Both my children have a learning disability and they have thrived at this school. My oldest is in high school, taking all honors classes and on the honor roll ever quarter. My youngest has an IEP and continues to excel each year. My children are so so lucky to have this school as their academic foundation.

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no rating July 11, 2009
This school has great teachers and great students. The class sizes are small, which helps the teacher realize what your child's weaknesses are. They also do a great job of teaching the students respect and responsibility. They are held accountable for not passing in homework, projects, etc. In fact, there is a 'No Zeros Allowed' policy. If a student doesn't do their homework, they have to do it during lunch recess. There is no way of getting away with homework. It must be done! As for the lines of communication, as mentioned on a different review, it is true. However, the responsibility relies on the parents to make sure it happens. If you are a parent who is on top of your child then you shouldn't have a problem. The teachers are always willing to meet with you in the morning, afternoon, or during specialist (gym, art, etc.) time.

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May 29, 2008
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August 25, 2005
This school has good teachers, but unfortunately academic performance has decreased since it opened. 7th and 8th grade teachers are committed, but do not have the time or process to communicate well with parents about performance, parent teacher conferences are 5 minutes each quarter, and school-initiated conversations with parents are almost non-existant. This can be an excellent school - but be prepared to make a LOT of effort to keep lines of communication open.

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West Somerville Neighborhood School
177 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville, MA  02144
(617) 625-6600
Last modified West Somerville Neighborhood School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Somerville Neighborhood School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews. Top