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About This School

West Somerville Neighborhood School is a public middle school in Somerville. The principal of West Somerville Neighborhood School is Pauline Lampropoulos. 324 children attend West Somerville Neighborhood School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 62% of the 324 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at West Somerville Neighborhood School is 14:1. St. Clement Parish Schools is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 51% 40%
Hispanic 20% 35%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 14%
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 66%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My 5th grader has been attending this school since kindergarten. We love it. A true neighborhood school. Great teachers very strong school community and "spirit." Kids come out of the building laughing and smiling and hugging each other. They make lifelong friends. The school serves several different populations at once and so there is both diversity but also issues of transience which tend to pull academic ranking down. For those of us who stay it's an absolute gem.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is fantastic and I absolutely love the teachers and suport staff. Both my children have a learning disability and they have thrived at this school. My oldest is in high school taking all honors classes and on the honor roll ever quarter. My youngest has an IEP and continues to excel each year. My children are so so lucky to have this school as their academic foundation.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has great teachers and great students. The class sizes are small which helps the teacher realize what your child's weaknesses are. They also do a great job of teaching the students respect and responsibility. They are held accountable for not passing in homework projects etc. In fact there is a 'No Zeros Allowed' policy. If a student doesn't do their homework they have to do it during lunch recess. There is no way of getting away with homework. It must be done! As for the lines of communication as mentioned on a different review it is true. However the responsibility relies on the parents to make sure it happens. If you are a parent who is on top of your child then you shouldn't have a problem. The teachers are always willing to meet with you in the morning afternoon or during specialist (gym art etc.) time.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has good teachers but unfortunately academic performance has decreased since it opened. 7th and 8th grade teachers are committed but do not have the time or process to communicate well with parents about performance parent teacher conferences are 5 minutes each quarter and school-initiated conversations with parents are almost non-existant. This can be an excellent school - but be prepared to make a LOT of effort to keep lines of communication open.

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