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Oak Hill Middle School is a top rated, public school located in Newton, MA. It has 601 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
About Oak Hill Middle School...
School District
Newton Public Schools
Address
130 Wheeler Rd
Newton, MA 02459
Telephone
(617) 559-9200

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
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Living in the Area
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  1. Cost of Living
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  2. Good for Families
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  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$127,402
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,733
National
$949
Median Home Value
$788,500
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
601
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,665
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
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2 reviews
The guidance counselors are useless at best and push the already distrustful children further away from adults at worst. I cannot remember most of what was taught, but that might be more on me than the school. Rampant bullying by students goes unnoticed or ignored in classrooms, and students have free reign to harass LGBT students, regardless of the anti-bullying speeches given. Teachers play favorites in almost all the classes. Electives are very poorly designed-if a student takes academic support, they only get one elective class alongside a language. Aides are sometimes distracting for the regular students, and everyone can tell who the disabled students are. Gym teachers do not teach, at all. They are truly only hired to be coaches
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I felt that my 3 years at Oak Hill Middle School facilitated my transition from a child into a young woman ready and eager to take on new responsibilities. The workload was easier than expected going into sixth grade, but increased gradually until eighth grade, making my step into high school easier. Most of the teachers encouraged questions and learning, while others did not seem quite as knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their jobs. Every year there was a mixed bag of good and bad educators, but on the whole I learned valuable things every year. Getting the right teachers who were ready for their lessons and able to control their classes was key to having a good experience during the school year. The social aspect of the school was "cliquey" if you will, and it was difficult to switch between various social groups. Because the town of Newton mostly consists of upper middle class families, most of the kids are well-off, making you feel slightly more aware of yourself if your family does not have the means to afford certain brands of clothing, or have nice, fresh school supplies every year. The building itself is set up a little abnormally, with world languages completely set off in a modular away from the rest of the school building. This layout makes getting to certain classes in time difficult and tedious. The library was on the smaller side and had a limited collection of books. The building is old and a bit run down. Overall, it was a good experience, but definitely not the best.