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Oak Hill Middle School is a top rated, public school located in Newton, MA. It has 630 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
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Oak Hill Middle School 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
My twins are finishing up Oak Hill Middle School this year and have had a fabulous experience. The Principal is so caring of the students as well as faculty, and he works so hard to create new and relevant experiences for the kids. Racial tolerance, LBGTQ issues and bullying are taken very seriously and my kids say the environment is welcoming for kids of all backgrounds and interests. My son, who needs extra help, has been well cared for by the excellent team headed via the guidance counselor, who stays with the kids all three years. The librarian is new as is the art teacher and both are young and energetic. The music and theater program is one of the best in the state and the offerings are broad including Chinese, which my son tackled. I can't say enough about the caring staff and teachers who work hard to support the school. In such a large school - over 600 kids - it is amazing that everyone knows the kids names. Very satisfied with Oak Hill.
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.