All the reviews prior to 2006 are correct. MTMS was a wonderful school. It all went down hill when Mr. Lee left. Now is a shame. Lack of leadership by the principal who not visible or caring. Lack of discipline and lack of quality teachers. All the good ones like Mr. Maynard, Mrs.Coyle, and Mrs. OBrien are gone. Dances were cut. I could go on. 2007-2008 will not be any different since I heard that move of the good teachers are leaving. I would think twice about sending my child to this school. PTO is very good. Something has to be done about the principal.
For the most part all of the teachers we have had contact with are good. Communication could be better and more detail on schoolnotes.com. We have had repeated problems with bullies that the school is slow to respond to and in our opinion has dropped the ball in providing a safe environment. The campus being closed to parents is rediculous! At open house they encouraged parents to continue to be involved, but obviously not on campus.
The campus is closed to parents, so there is little parental involvement. Though clubs are nonexistent, there are plenty of varsity sports. The math program is very good. The school dances, which used to bring in quite a bit of money, were cut. The range of teachers varies widely.
I have a seventh grader and I am very very very happy with Mountain Trails Middle School.The academic programs and the teachers are probably the best that I have seen. Plus the communication and online tools are so nice to have.
Great school with great teachers and administration. Very safe, very disciplined. Our daughter loved the school and did very well.
Mountain Trail Middle school is an excellent school!! It is a great campus with extremley good teachers and is very safe. Students learn a ton in just one year and it is taught to them well. There are a ton of available things to do for example culinary arts, spanish, applied tech, chorus, drama, band etc. They have many sports and you can try out even if you are a beginer. Im not sure about parent involvment because im not a parent. This school is one of the top in the district and possibly state and if you are thinking about sending your kid here it is an EXCELLENT choice. - Former Student
Great school for academics! This school has a great offering of elective courses such as the tech program. The teachers were very committed and promote a excellent learning environment. Diversity is somewhat of an issue, but overall my daughter enjoyed the school.
Mountain trail middle school is a very good school- your kids would love it there it is very high tech and up to date. I hope you choose this school for your child.
My daughters have just finished 7th grade and had a fantastic school year. They wished the school year would have been longer. The programs and participation/enthusiasm of the teachers is fantastic. Both of my daughters loved all of their teachers. Mr. Weaser, Spanish teacher did an incredible job in creating enthusiasm and interest I never thought could be done in a language class. My kid went around singing and acting out songs, learning more in a semester than most would need all year to learn and be bored with the class. We just wish we could have Mr. Weaser in 8th grade. Mr. Maynard is very enthusiastic about his math class and participates in all kinds of activities with the kids. Mr. Burt made social studies fun. Mrs. Scott was very sweet and my daughter loved her class. Whenever we had a question the teachers/principle were very helpful/responsive to the issue.
As a former student I'm telling you that anyone who says that this is a bad school has obviously never set foot on campus. It is such a beautiful school. The class I graduated with was the first to ever go through Mountain Trail, so we were there when the school was brand new. Disipline isn't a big issue and with our Student Resource Officer, Officer Peterson, fights are broken up before they begin.
I used to go to this school, but then I moved to Avondale, Arizona in December 2003 during Winter Break. None of the schools here compare to Mountain Trail, its by far the best school I've ever gone to. Kids don't have to fear their peers there, yet at my new public school, Underdown Jr. High, I feel afraid to go there every morning. So far, a lot of my peers have been involved in horrible things that kids would not imagine doing at Moutain Trail. So, if any of you parents move to Avondale, make sure your kids go to a Private school or Charter school. It'd be worth paying the money. I will miss Moutain Trail for forever, and I'll never forget all my friends, its awesome staff, and the wonderful activities there.
Mountain Trail Middle School is a wonderful school. Students love going there and participating in all the wonderful extracurricular activities they offer. Any student in the area should go there. It's as good as any private school.
There were several problems with this school, ranging from poor academics and teaching standards to the inadequate discipline given to bullies. The administration had the 'kids will be kids' attitude and said they couldn't do anything about students who harassed and bullied.
Mountain Trail is an excellent middle school and I would recommend it to any parent. Mountain Trail is a core knowledge school which is a wonderful curriculum. I can only say great things about my 7th grader's teachers and I have had a great working relationship with the 7th grade advisor. I have excellent communication with all of his teachers and I know how much his teachers truly care about his success in school. Although I haven't personally dealt with Mr. Lee I have the utmost respect for him based on his staff.
Inagural school year has been wonderful. This is a Core Knowledge School. Leadership is outstanding and there have been few, if any, glitches. Well planned, very safe, and excellent communication with parents.
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