I would not send a child to this school. My child attended for three years. I found the administration to be only superficially interested in solving problems or hearing parents and childrens point of view. In my opinion there was an imbalance between discipline and teaching. My child would be pulled out of class at the drop of a hat to find out if he knew about some particular incident. It didn't matter that he wasn't involved - he would miss an hour of class and no attempt would be made by administration to be sure that he was not impacted in terms of missing assignments, grades, an absenteeism, etc. While there are many good teachers there, those teachers who [were not so good] were not held accountable for sub-par performance which hurts students and good teachers alike.
Two of my daughters went to Fickett Middle School. They had extraordinary teachers who prepared them for the rigors of High school. They faced the normal middle school trauma and worked through it successfully. If only more schools worked as hard as these teachers and staff did, miracles could shock the nation. Perhaps if more parents were involved in their children's education, their experiences would be more positive. Try it! See what happens!
The Principals and Staff don't follow through. The halls are dirty, and the school is unorganized there are fights every week and nothing is done about it. My son was kicked choked and punched and the kid only got one day detention. The main principal says she will take care of something and just sweeps it under the rug. Sometimes they don't even have enough lunches to feed everyone. I would not recomend this school to anyone unless you want your children to see how it feels to be in prison.
I think that the money that should be spent on paper and things that the students need should be spent on them and not the Principal and administrators because they say that there isn't enought money for things that the students and school needs but there is more then enough money to buy things for the administrators and stuff they dont need.
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