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About This School

Bigelow Middle School is a public middle school in Newton. The principal of Bigelow Middle School is Todd Harrison. 523 children attend Bigelow Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 15% of the 523 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bigelow Middle School is 12:1. Perkins School for the Blind is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 5%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Multiracial 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 67% 70%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 14%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 7%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I chose Bigelow Middle School based on reputation. I believe it no longer lives up to it. The standards were shockingly low the principal leadership uninvolved the teacher's aides poor and the teachers barely able to maintain discipline in the classroom. My daughter felt unsafe at times and no matter how much challenge work she asked for - it was given in a half-hearted way. The majority of the students were focused only on the social aspects and the school rarely demanded that they be otherwise.

  • (9 years ago)

    BMS promotes high standards for the students in academics and character development. The chore values are Respect Responsibility and Love of Learning. Staff really care about the students. Parents are very involved in supporting academic programs and special programs such as visiting authors. There are a wide variety of extra curricular activities including sports for all seasons drama music poetry games etc. BMS is also a Vanguard model school. It is a very supportive environment. The Pupil Services staff do an outstanding job.

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