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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Disagree (2 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Somewhat effective (1 response)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered Teacher (1 response)
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There are 21 reviews about all of the school topics.

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Watertown Middle School 5

Posted May 04, 2016
- a community member
The teachers are great and they really do care. The administration is great. The class sizes could be smaller (it is what it is). I would love to see some more attention given to reluctant learners and those who need help with executive function. The teachers have great ideas--they really want to help. But applying the ideas is difficult at school (a little easier at home). I know it's hard to monitor so many kids who need help and I know all hands can't be held, but if there was a mini class once a day to force affected kids to go through their lockers, organize every document, and HAVE IT CHECKED--not just get a nod or acknowledgement, I think it would instill better organizational skills. Maybe some community service could be developed around buddying up with better skilled kids. The main requirement, though, has to be that the kids don't feel separated and singled out. Probably the hardest thing to accomplish. We all know it just gets more difficult in subsequent grades. Mastering this skill early would be a key to success every child deserves.

Watertown Middle School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted May 04, 2016
- a community member
In our last two conferences, Jane Evans spent closer to 60 minutes with us--not the mere 20 allotted. She continues to show how much she cares for our son in her creative ideas for getting him organized, her willingness to spend her personal time with him, and her providing personal and professional insight. Ms Evans was upfront and honest in difficult conversations, which we all needed and appreciated. As we walked away from the conference, my husband remarked to our son that Ms Evans is one of those teachers that you look back on and say, "That was one of the best teachers I've had." Only one may not appreciate it in the moment. :)


Watertown Middle School
Develops empathy: Agree

Posted March 17, 2016
- a community member
They offer several opportunities for community service. The students are encouraged to participate. Homeroom sometimes has opportunities for open discussions and bonding among peers.

Watertown Middle School 3

Posted March 17, 2016
- a community member
While the teachers and admin are nice, there is an environment of mediocrity at the school. If your child is gifted or above average, there are no services at all. There are no honors or advanced classes and the so called "enrichment" classes are a joke. They're a holding class for those who don't need additional help.

Watertown Middle School 5

Posted January 30, 2016
- a parent
This school like going around the world with out leaving the country. Kids from around the world learn here in a place of peace. The teacher are some of the best because they care about their students really care.


Watertown Middle School
no rating

Posted September 17, 2009
- a parent
The teachers and administrators at Watertown Middle School bring their love of education into the classroom every day. It is their support and preparation that gives WMS's diverse student population the skills that are essential to make the transition from elementary school to high school.

Watertown Middle School 5

Posted April 02, 2009
- a community member
great teachers and respectfull students

Watertown Middle School 5

Posted January 29, 2008
- a parent
This school is terrific and a wonderful place for learning.

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Watertown Middle School
68 Waverley Avenue, Watertown, MA  02472
(617) 926-7783
Last modified Watertown Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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