As a previous student of SEMS I totally recommend the school. I attended the school from 1984 until 1992. I can remember when we had EXTRA classrooms inside the building that were being used for storage. Now that my children are attending SEMS, I am saddened by the fact that they have to have portable classrooms outside the school building because the school isn't large enough to accommodate the number of children that are attending now. The school really needs a new building built for the Junior High. There just isn't enough room in that building for the amount of children that attend school there.
We moved to Sumiton 2 years ago and I really like SEMS.The teachers and staff are very helpful and concerned for the well being of the children.The only complaint that I have is the school itself is not big enough for the amount of stundents that they have .Come on Walker County they need a new elem. and high school.
My friend and I think that Sumiton is a pretty okay school. There is hardly any bullying, a just say no program the breakfasts and lunches need improvement. And hot water in the restrooms would be nice. And more or bigger classrooms, and bigger hallways. But other than that we give SEMS a thumbs up!
This was the best school. I enjoyed every second. The teachers made learning so fun and very productive in my work. I give it 5 stars!
I think this is a wonderful school, the principal is very dedicated to this school and the parents. She does not neglect her position.She really cares for the children. and their best interests. The only complaint I have is that it is a shame the board can't find the money to build a bigger school for them.
My son began 1st grade here last year. After a rough start, Ms. Aaron was able to teach him morals, manners and education. She was sweet, but firm. Now, he has Mrs. Black and she has already proven to be a wonderful teacher as well. Other than being overcrowded, SEMS is a wonderful school.
This school is great. The education here is outstanding. Also everyone is very welcoming.
My son went to DFBK for 4-year old kindergarten, which was a blessing when he started kindergarten at SEMS. I was horrifed with his kindergarten teacher and he entered first grade with a K-4 education. Had he not attended DFBK, he would have been held back in kindergarten. Now we have an excellent first grade teacher (thank the Lord!). He is fully prepared to enter second grade. He also has been on the honor roll every six weeks! We were truly blessed to have Ms. Aaron this year and are sad to leave her. I look forward to the next seven years here.
the school itself leaves alot to be desired. Too many children and not enough qualified teachers. Most of the disiplinary actions are one sided or only applied to certain children. It is sickening to watch other local cities do so much for their children, and sumiton lack so in the area of our youth.
I was very hesitant about my children going to school at Sumiton Elem/Middle because of the overcrowded conditions but they are doing as good of a job as anyone can do under the circumstances. The Board needs to get to work and come up with a plan to build a new school for the area. The school currently has approx. 900 children in a 500 children facility and the spread of headlice, staff and other illnesses is too severe because of this fact. Despite all of the obstacles, my children appear to be quite happy here.
I was hesitant about my child going here, especially after attending Sumiton Christian. However, the staff has made a believer of me. This was a much better fit that SCS. My child has made the A-Honor Roll, is much more enthusiastic about school, and has made great progress. The teachers really do care, and it shows in the effort they have put towards the children. They take extra time to ensure that the child is learning and progressing as they need to be. Overall I am very pleased, and wish we had attended this school those years we were at SCS.
I am very pleased with Sumiton. My son has been going there since K-5, he is now in the 4th grade. I give a special thanks to Mrs. Butler,Mrs. Hall,Mrs. Dutton, Mrs. Myrick,Mrs Myers...and to the many teacher aids & others I have not named...they all deserve our respect. My hat is off to each of you. We all need to support our teachers....our school & our children. God Bless
I believe that sumiton could be alot better in teaching .My child attended this school for 4 yrs. K-3 and was not taught like he needed to be .Some of the teachers does not need to be there .This school needs alot of improving .I took my son out of this school and he now attends corner and does very well .
We are fortunate in that the students here are taught the Kumon Math program, all schools would behoove themselves to have the aforementioned program. I think all schools, including Sumiton, should reinstate the tried but true reading method of Phonics (In keeping with the, 'If it isn't broke don't fix it!', ideaology) Most of the rules and regulations instated at Sumiton are reasonable. I would love to see this system encourage far more parental involvment than it currently does. My experience with the current Principle, Mr. Scott, has been pleasurable and he is a very caring Authority figure for the children to look up to and respect, as well they do. Sumiton is a very overcrowded school and is in desperate need of a bigger facility, given that limitation, the faculty has done a job better than most could ever try to accomplish with said strained resources.
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