Hello, I was a student at Amphi Middle this year and I must say, in my opinion, this school lacks everthing it once had. Explaining to people that Im in Amphi was one thing, that got them started on, "Oh, I was in Amphi when I was your age! Great school!" Well, NO. Let's start with Excellent Teachers. No. Several teachers there were irritable/complaining about their job/life. It was very distracting. Principal/School Leadership was LACKED. It was LED by the students. And forbid a substitute teacher was in, the students became out of control and undisaplined. For the last, challenging academin programs, it's not a challenging school at all. Amphi focuses on the sports department instead of acadmic programs.
This school focuses on more of the behaivor than the studies. I go to the school and I'm a seventh grader and it's my first year. I really can't stand this school because of bullying and the classes. On my M.A.P score in reading I recieved a high score that showed i should Not have reading as one of my classes but there I am every day five days a week in reading. If you're a parent reading this and you want the BEST for your child DON'T consider this school. There are WAYYYYY better schools than this one.
i am in enrolled in this school now. Iam a 8th grader and this school is a great school if you have a will to learn.
As my son in enrolled at this school for now, i am truely mortified of the lack of leadership and parent involvment, little lone the lack of safety and disipline from the principle on down to the school's security monitor. This school has no clue of the 'no bullying act' even when something is seen, not one adult or monitor will do anything to fix the problem. I think their motto is... 'Always turn your head the other way.' The school administrators act like they dont want to get involved since it will create them actually having to do something besides collecting a paycheck. So if you want your child to be a slacker, enroll them into this school. Otherwise find a better school then this one, because i am!
AMS was adequate when my daughter went there 14 years ago. But, my son is there now in 2004 and it is entirely different. The atmosphere does not feel like a safe environment or one that promotes learning along with self-respect and respect for others; from the students and from some of the staff. The Amphi school district used to practice a program called Peace-builders. However, they seem to have abandoned it for 3 or 4 years now. In today's society, it is very necessary. Our children are treating each other with disrespect and with no concern for each others feelings. And, it seems that in many cases there is no reinforcement from home either. There are some excellent teachers at Amphi, however, the student environment outweighs this positive. I want my son to go on to high school as a whole person, who wants to be learn and cares for fellow students.
Amphi Middle School was once an A-plus school and it's clearly not any more. They seem so focused on discipline issues that it almost appears education has become a secondary priority. Like many public schools, it has become too large to service the individual child and instead serves a bulk population, most of whom are unknown to administrators. How can teachers have 100 or more students throughout their day and expect to give quality attention to each individual?
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