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jd1966, Home Buyer in Middleboro, MA

Any opinions on the Middleboro schools??

Asked by jd1966, Middleboro, MA Tue Feb 5, 2013

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I love what my fellow local Realtors have said about the Middleboro school system. Especially when someone says in most cases a student gets from a system what he or she puts into his work.

Taught at the high school many years ago and have had no children in the system, no children period. But lots of experiences with friends' children, clients' children, and with the teachers in the system.

The teachers are overall a thoroughly dedicated and professional group who work hard at getting through to a very diverse student population. And that diversity is a great part of our town and our school system -- because it was the commercial and manufacturing hub of all the small towns around it early on, Middleboro always had more rental stock and a more diverse population, both in ethnicity and in social demographics.

A trip down our lovely South Main St with its gorgeous older homes from many architectural eras will tell you there was once great wealth here.

I think what I'm trying to say is that reports of test scores, etc., will reveal that diversity. They do not reflect a suburban bedroom community population.

But all that is changing even as we speak with an influx of folks willing to commute a bit to take advantage of great real estate values here, great small town atmosphere and closeness (even though the town is geographically huge!) without losing much in the way of convenience.

So don't rely totally on test scores. Worth exploring the town itself, picking up the local weekly Gazette to see what's going on in town. Stop in at the Burt Wood Theater. Yes, explore the Samuel Fuller School and Northbrook Academy, two outstanding private school choices. But also walk through Nichols Middle School, our newest campus, built on time and under budget. Tour the elementary campus and the early childhoold school, a great re-use of an older building.

Things are happening here, and they are all good. Do we still struggle with budgets, like most towns these days? Yes we do. But there are good people working hard everyday to overcome budget constraints and keep kids motivated and moving forward.

Great place to live.
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one time a kid in the schools there took a dump on my car.

That said the schools are still schools!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 15, 2013
As with any school your child will get out of it what they put into it. In the Middleboro area there are several options. There are obviously the public schools, but depending on the age of the child, there are also several private preschools as well as an integrated town preschool, there are also several private school options in town as well as in the surrounding towns. There is also a charter school in a neighboring town your child could go to. As far as high school options there is the MIddleboro High school, several local private high schools, the School Choice program also gives a few options, as well as an area vocational high school.

There has been a lot of restructuring of the Middleboro Public School System recently, so they are always actively looking for ways to improve things. I would definitely recommend contacting the principal of any school your child might be entering.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2013
Opinions are subjective; therefore consider a visit to the school; ask for a tour of the facilities, speak to the superintendent, principal, teachers, etc., then determine if your comfort level can be reached. Also see links...
http://www.greatschools.org/
http://www.schooldigger.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2013
You can do a google search on Middleboro Schools and it will give you complete information regarding rankings, demographics, how many attend college, etc.

If I can help in any way please email me at barbarabrant@remax.net or call me at 774-766-8439
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