04-02-2012 04:56 PM
We have a child in the house at the age of 12 who is in 6th grade and goes to brown middle school in newton and wants to find out if it has a nice school system.
04-04-2012 04:22 PM
Welcome to the ZipRealty community! Thank you for posting in the forums.
I will contact one of the local agents to see if they are able to answer this question for you.
Client Care Specialist
04-05-2012 11:03 AM
I suggest that you check greatschools.org. This website provides a rating based on each state's main standardized tests. For Massachusetts, they analyze the MCAS results for a particular school and compare them to the results for all schools with the same grade levels. Also, there you will find reviews and ratings by parents and students.
04-05-2012 12:01 PM
Welcome to the ZipCommunity. Moving is always stressful, and you want to make the right decision for your familyl
As a Mom with adult children now, when I moved to the area I researched schools by speaking with the principals of the
school before deciding on one. I didn't have the resources that are available on the internet. Be sure to check these
sources out listed below. www.schooldigger.com is a great website that many of my clients have used to help decide on
the right school for their children. I also suggest that you look at Boston Magazine. They run an article every year
that lists the ranking of the PUBLIC AND PRIVATE schools in the area.
Happy school and home search!
04-07-2012 01:21 PM
I am going to answer more direct and note only that I am giving an opinion..which last time I checked I think is still allowed.
YES. Its a GREAT middle school.
its located on 50 Kingsbury Street. I suggest taking a ride by. Its hard not to fall in love with the town.
I have friends with kids in the school if you wish to speak with them, let me know.
Craig M. Pitzi, REALTOR Century Club Member
04-10-2012 07:35 AM
Wellesley Schools are excellent by any standard measurement. I would have no hesitancy sending a child there. If you would like to visit some homes there please contact me at 508.208.5255.
04-27-2012 07:50 PM
This response may be a bit too late for you, but take a look at this link from Boston Magazine; http://www.bostonmagazine.com/best-schools-in-bost
Schools are ranked with MCAS scores. Wellesley is #11 with 4,900 students and Newton at #12 with over 11,000 students. Newton is, of course a larger city with 2 high schools. Judging from this ranking both Wellesley and Newton will provide quality public education for their kids. I'm raising my kids in Newton and have friends raising their's in Wellesley. And we're all pleased with the quality of education our children are recieving. There's plenty of AP courses and plenty of acceptances to top schools from both towns.
I believe the differences between the two cities is less the issue of quality of education and more the "feel" of each as they are very different from each other. This is, of course, is something that cannot be quantified and can only be decided by you and your family.
There's not really a good or bad choice here but simply a choice! Good luck with whatever you decide.