It all comes down to the teacher and his/her willingness to advocate for your child should he/ she need it. My sons has struggled academically and all of his teachers have recognized that something is up. Unfortunately the environment at Memorial is such that a teacher is considered weak if they ask for additional help for a student. In my experience the principal has used intimidation to prevent teachers from advocating.
Memorial is a public elementary school in Natick. The principal of Memorial is Beverly McCloskey. 447 children attend Memorial and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 2% of the 447 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Memorial is 16:1. The Tobin School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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Memorial far exceeds expectations! We have had 1 yr for each child that I was not happy with the teacher. Each of those teachers have since left. My kids thrive and the staff will work with parents regarding any issue. While every day isn't rosy there is honestly nothing I would change. The school recognizes that each kid is different with different needs. If you're willing to accept no one is perfect they'll help you through whatever obstacle your child may face.
You know I would have to say that the hype that I heard about Memorial being a great school is only partially true. The fact is that it really comes down to the teacher. Last year my kid had a great teacher this year not so much. I feel the curriculum could be a lot stronger. They have strong parent involvement but I don't see that translating into better teaching or curriculum development. So far I'm not that impressed.
A wonderful school! Dedicated creative highly educated teachers wonderful active parent community excellent leadership. We love Memorial!
We love Memorial. A very warm atmosphere great sweet very good teachers good playground and the principal knows every single child by name and knows exactly what she is doing. Just a perfect school.
I went to Memorial and think the school is excellent.
Great school. Lots of before and after school activties available including sports french and spanish classes. Very active and involved parent community.