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Newton South High School

6 reviews
School District
Newton School District
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 559-6500

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

Newton South High School
Based on data from the 2017 school year

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I hated it mostly because of my classmates. There are an overwhelming amount of racism and most people here are homophobic.
Posted by a student on 2/12/2019
South is a grind designed for type A grade grubbing kids (and their horrible competitive parents) that shows little interest in nurturing kids to love to learn. We pulled both our kids from the Newton public schools even though they were doing well as the teachers were inconsistent, sometimes downright apathetic, with a very few teachers who actually seemed to care. Teachers don't even use Schoology so the students can't tell how they are doing until they get a final grade. Athletics are not great, except for a few sports and there is no school spirit. Leaving South was the best decision we ever made.
Posted by a parent on 1/12/2018
Speaking as a high achieving female that has gone to Newton South High School, I have to say that I love it there. The honors classes are challenging but manageable and I believe that if your child's education is your first priority, this is a fantastic school. If your child is unable to learn by themselves, and you are unable to potently provide a tutor, i do not recommend advanced courses as the teacher expects some amount of self sustainability. I stay up late every night due to participating in many sports, clubs, and all honors curriculum. I really do love this school and would give it more then 5 stars if that were an option, but i do understand that this school is not for everyone and the accelerated academic environment can be extremely difficult but this school is fantastic and i recommend it highly.
Posted by a student on 8/15/2015
White upper middle class school, part of the race no where trend. Teachers hardly hear parents. Assumption is that parents will take on supporting with tutors and the like. Some caring people but mostly arrogant staff. Stay away if your child has any difficulty or is just a normal healthy kid. Pressure to perform is huge despite claims to the contrary. Yes, lot of kids go to Ivy League but check suicides and reactions (google it). Kids do have too much homework. If you're kid is really top of the class, she/he will survive. The rest suffers a unnecessarily.
Posted by a parent on 11/7/2014
As a former student in Newton all I can say is OVERRATED. The classes are big and the teachers are decent but nothing special. Newton lives off of this reputation of being a good town but is extremely average and the schools are no different. Yes there is pressure to get good grades but many kids dont learn much of anything and are left behind. The schools are overcrowded and disorganized with high teacher turnover.
Posted by a student on 4/3/2014

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Newton schools - Newton South High School is located at 140 Brandeis Road, Newton MA 02459. Newton South High School is in the Newton School District. Newton South High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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