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Ottoson Middle School

17 reviews
63 Acton Street
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 316-3745

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Ottoson Middle School
Based on data from the 2017 school year

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I've been here for the past three years (i'm in eight grade now) and through those years, I've loved it. The only reason I gave it a four out of five is because the building is super run down and there are way too many kids in there(but 6th grade is being moved to the gibbs). I have had plenty of luck with my teachers seeings as they are all great, and all the teachers I have had have done an amazing job. Some people complain about some teachers, but they are liked anyway and I haven't had any experience with them so I can't write about them.
Posted by a student on 2/14/2018
The teachers are available regularly after school for help. The student body is too large for the building, but class sizes are generally OK. Interim principal has been wonderful.
Posted by a parent on 2/2/2018
Outstanding faculty and a wonderful community of kids. We are so happy we moved to Arlington!
Posted by a parent on 2/3/2015
Good points: the teachers are excellent and dedicated. The music, arts, and tech programs are excellent. Bad points: there are way way too many kids in this school. Staff can be snarky. The building looks like a prison. Half of the Special Ed. department is terrific; the other half is awful. And worst for last, most teachers give ridiculous, insanely ridiculous amounts of homework. 30 minutes per subject, so they say. Kids aren't allowed in the library after school without signing up for an after school program.
Posted by a parent on 11/13/2014
I see other posts from parents whose kids got help. I agree with the parent whose kid did not. The principal is eager to place blame on the students and behaves very non-professionally. Kids are labeled as "bad" and there is an emphasis on managing the numbers and NOT on helping students. Some teachers were excellent, others were quite averse to helping. I always felt I was going into battle as opposed to working with the school to help my child. Guidance was filled with caring people, however.
Posted by a parent on 6/24/2014

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Arlington schools - Ottoson Middle School is located at 63 Acton Street, Arlington MA 02476. Ottoson Middle School is in the Arlington Public Schools. Ottoson Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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