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Bill, Home Buyer in Boston, MA

How do Norwood and Walpole schools compare to eachother?

Asked by Bill, Boston, MA Sat Feb 26, 2011

Is one clearly better? Are there any really good schools in the area that are relatively affordable to buy in?

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Greer Swiston’s answer
I agree with my colleage, Brian ... http://www.greatschools.org is a great resource for looking at the school system. It's important to see the schools at various grade levels ... one town's elementary school may have more to recommend it than another's though often districts are ranked by the high schools.

Also ... Massachusetts MCAS scores are often an indicator of academic achievement in the towns. http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/results.html

However, the definition of "good" is very subjective and while seeing the statistics about school districts is informative and contributes to one's evaluation of a school and perhaps in helping to narrow down which school districts to consider ... I would ulimately recommend a visit to the school once you have narrowed down to two or three schools.

Looking at the local paper often gives a flavor of the community as well, which would factor into the educational experience for children.

Walpole is covered by http://www.walpole.org/ and http://www.wickedlocal.com/walpole and http://www.thesunchronicle.com/

Norwood is covered by http://norwood.patch.com , http://www.wickedlocal.com/norwood and http://www.allyoucanread.com/norwood-newspaper-ma/

Best of luck and let me know if I can be of any assistance! I grew up in the South Shore and spent many years competing in the Hockamock League (Go Bulldogs!) :-)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 25, 2012
Both towns have decent school systems. Brian, below, gave a great suggestion. Go to the great schools website he suggested & that will help you compare the school districts.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 27, 2011
Bill, you can research and compare schools on this website... http://www.greatschools.org/ This is also on my website. There is also a link on my website to compare the towns in general from demographics to cost of living to commuting.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 26, 2011
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