I think Kino Jr. High is an excellent school. I sent all my children there and all have said they learned and had the best time at this school. The staff is great, the teachers are kind, the school is a little old and needs some new materials but I'm sure that will come later.
I think Kino puts way too much emphasis on discipline and not enough on the child.
This is not a school for any parent to send their kids to if they want a good education for them. This school is too concentrated on discipline and control rather than giving their students the best education possible.
kino is a great school and provides a positive learning environment for the students. The pride program is a good way for the students to stay on task and keep safe. I rate this school 9 out of ten.
We are relatively new to the Mesa area and was concerned with enrolling my children into Kino. I have two children attending Kino as 7th graders. I have found that their teachers have made contact with me, when requested, in a prompt fashion. One of my children is enrolled in the AVID program and his grades have greatly improved. I am pleased with the school and their efforts with the students.
Overall the teachers that my teen has had have all been great with a few exceptions, some of which do not return phone calls from concerned parents. But other then that, it has great teachers. Kino Jr. High after school programs are great for 7th & 8th graders, yet come 9th grade it's all a different story. It is all about either being the best of the best or being 'The Right' in order to be chosen for football, basketball or even cheer. I do hope (pray) that when my teen takes advantage of sports and or other after school activities that they will be chosen for their talent and not if they are 'The Right' person that will fit the team or group. We have for the first time met up with 'Our Color' not only in the school system but in our city we live in. I hope that we have taught our children that we all have the right to do our best and that life will see it's way to fairness, especailly in out school system, since they spend most of their youth in school. That they will not only be taught at home the difference in setting out the truth and not twist life's fairness but also taught in schools.
New administration change for next year will prove very interesting.
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