Revere’s Schools Are Revere’s Pride

October 6, 2014

It’s rapidly becoming apparent – if it’s not already – that Superintendent of Revere Schools Dr. Paul Dakin has built one of the finest public school systems in the state.

The latest accomplishment – that the Revere school district is the only urban school system to reach Level 2 status – reaffirms that Dakin’s vision, leadership, and innovative approach to education are on the mark and our schools are providing the best possible academic experience for our students.

We must also commend Assistant Superintdent of Schools Diane Kelly for her leadership and expertise in relation to the improved MCAS test scores.

Dr. Dakin’s job – and that of any leader of an urban school system – is a challenging one on a daily basis. It’s so important that our students become motivated to excel in their studies so they will be in a position to attend the college of their choice – and Revere’s dedicated administrators and schoolteachers are working hard every day to ensure that students can compete for positions at colleges throughout the nation.

Noelle MacDonald is but one shining example of the outstanding students that the Revere school system is producing every year. Noelle is a freshman at the Yale University, one of the most prestigious schools in the world. Noelle clearly excelled in the classroom but also took advantage of other extracurricular opportunities at the high school and benefited from having supportive teachers and a helpful guidance department.

The new schools in our city have also bolstered our students’ overall experience and we are excited about the new James Hill Elementary School being built on Park Avenue at the site of the former Hill Park.

A new school year has started and with Supt. Dakin at the helm of our 7,000-student population, our school system is the envy of other urban school districts.

The success of our school system bodes well for the entire community at-large, increasing property values and making Revere a desirable place to live for families with school age children.

  • exrevere

    A vast improvement from the long ago Reinstein and even Colella days when political hacks ran the schools. The ancient days when guidance counselors pretty much ignored kids with talents. However, Revere, MA is losing too many longtime families and middle class to the suburbs.

  • jmm1234

    Not exactly a balanced story. Is this journalism or cheerleading?

  • drensber

    Revere’s biggest problem is that it’s run by old people who want it to _be_ a suburb and encourage that style of development. Given Revere’s location, if it continues to be developed “suburb style”, it will always be a pretty crappy suburb due to its density and proximity to the city. We have public transit that would allow urban style development (which should include, not only “condo towers”, but also very small parcel SFHs. Unfortunately, the areas around the MBTA stations are (with the exception of Beachmont and the Shirley Ave district, which our “leaders” left for dead a long time ago) huge empty lots interspersed with plenty of ugly fences and dangerous road crossings between them.

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