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7 Memorial Dr
Somersworth, NH 03878

(603) 692-2126
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November 03, 2015
I have two older that attended SMS and faired decently. With my youngest who went there last year, for 6th grade, it was a real eye opener. In a nutshell. Unless your child is a behavioral problem, requires special services, or is struggling with their sexual identity.... They will be ignored. My son is "normal". Average student. Sweet and kind. From a "normal" family. (Which at this school is a negative thing) Unlike a reviewer mentioned, we were as involved as we saw fit with each of our children. After MULTIPLE email exchanges with teachers and administration, each rife with poor grammar and misspellings, I stopped being embarrassed for them. And was embarrassed for myself. That on top of a "no homework" mindset, subpar teaching (one teacher said "more funner" to my husband and I during a conference.). Our faith in the staff and the general school philosophy was broken. Last straw was my son being physically assaulted by a female student at a dance. Not a huge deal if there had been some resolution or effort put in by admin to communicate with all involved. Same student, same dance, assaulted another boy. Zero was done to punish the "bully" and I was more than disappointed to find hat I had to chase around the powers that be to communicate. Sickening. We pulled our son out at the end of the year. He has joined throngs of former SMS students at a private school (that stings since the taxes in this city are exorbitant ). Maybe in a couple years this school will correct itself. Until then. Be aware.

- submitted by a community member

September 08, 2015
What a great school this is. I am very impressed with the way they run this school and participate in PBIS. They also have a zero tolerance for bullying. My son loves school again (finally) and the environment, teachers, and administrators are to be thanked for it. This school works together with parents to make sure that the children are excelling and that there is open communication between parent and school. I can't say enough great things about this school. My son, and I, are looking forward to 2 more yrs at SMS. Nice job SMS and thank you for all you do for my son as well as all the children who attend SMS...

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Disagree
September 08, 2015
My boy didn't have homework in grades 6th & 7th. I was told they have 'extended learning' and that any work my boy didn't finish in schol was considered extended learning. I think the school is short-changing my boy and the rest of the students @ SMS. I have brought this concern to the school several times with regard to this 'rule' and it was just dismissed with 'this is best for everyone'. Not impressed!

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2014
SMS has undergone many changes in the past few years. It is a very nurturing, caring environment for students and staff. The teachers are exceptional. It was chosen by the New England League of Middle Schools as a "Spotlight" school - using best practices to create a culture and climate supporting learning.

- submitted by a teacher

April 17, 2014
My two children had positive experiences at this school. They had caring teachers who challenged them . They enjoyed their years there.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2014
My daughter attended Somersworth Middle School. She had many great teachers and one not so great, but overall I was very happy with her experience. The new principle seems to really care about the school and the city.

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2013
I feel that this school is a great school. It is really too bad that most parents feel the need to post their negative experiences with this school. SMS was recently awarded The New England League of Middle Schools Spotlight Award for its record of powerful learning for young adolescents and its consistent observance of middle school best practices. I believe that most of the issues people have come down to is parenting. Most parents,it seems, want the schools to raise their children instead of taking responsibility for themselves. Somersworth is not a rich city and with that you will have differences amongst people. Parents need to take some responsibility in their child's' growth. Talk to your children and help them learn when at home too! Review their homework with them when they are done and do some parenting. Somersworth is a great school with a positive direction for students.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2013
My children have both had a wonderful experience at Somersworth Middle School. The staff is very caring, and they have been challenged academically. SMS is a great school and community.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2013
The staff at this school has No ability to teach children. If you plan on moving to this area I'd seek a different school system.Compare this school ( Middle School ) to any other NH school and see the very low rating . 2 .

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2011
The Somersworth School Board needs to do a complete and in-depth review of the Middle Schools Special Education Department. Some Para-professionals are doing most of the work without guidance from some Special Education teachers. The children are suffering and will be losing a year of education if this persists.

- submitted by a community member

January 27, 2009
Dangerous, completely out of control, and no one is taking responsibility. Shameful!

- submitted by a parent
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August 31, 2003
I have had two children graduate from Somersworth High School, one that will graduate in 2004, and one that will be going there next year (2004). I graduated from there in 1979. I believe that the school has highly motivated my children to be successful in life. They had alot of the same teachers that I had which proves to me and others that the teachers of Somersworth High School are certainly dedicated to their profession. I do however feel that the dress code isn't enforced the way it should be which may seem trivial but is an important part of learning. All in all though, Somersworth High has a great relationship with the parents and are truly dedicated to teaching. I wouldn't think of sending my children anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
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Somersworth Middle School
7 Memorial Dr, Somersworth, NH  03878
(603) 692-2126
Last modified Somersworth Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Somersworth Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top