I have a son and daughter who go to Park Middle School and they both have a 4.0 G.P.A. I do like this school but the problem is the staff and some teachers. Some teachers dont even know what they are teaching and some are very good. The staff scream at kids like if they are a bunch of animals. That is why i give this school a rating of a 3.
I currently have a girl in 6th grade and a boy in 7th attending Park Middle. I love the teachers and staff and my children's grades reflect that, my daughter has a solid 4.0 and my son a 3.33 (Proud Mommy here)! My only complaint is some of the other students who attend are disrespectful but I believe that is obviously a problem stemming from home and not the schools fault! Lucky for me my children surround themselves with friends who are similar students as they are.
My daughter has went to park for two years and i am not satisfide with the school or the teachers. There is very little disipline and more fights.
We moved from SF to Antioch 3 years ago. So far in the 3 years my daughter has been there, she has never had problems. The school might not be the TOP school but I have not had any problems. I truly believe it is up to the parent and the student to make their education at any school the best. Maria
A quality education can be had here, but there is a lot of 'drama' if you have a female child. There are some excellent teachers, but I don't know that the leadership of the school has a realistic view of the inappropriate behavior that occurs (dress code, language, fights) or that they take appropriate measures to handle it. There appears to be parent involvement, but it does not seem to come from the parents that need to be there the most....those with children that are disruptive and cause problems.
With my first child entering middle school this year, I wouldn't have wanted my child to go to any other school in the district. I have to say that I was a bit nervous with middle school and the teachers, the staff and the students made the transition run very smooth. Kathy Hammon
Park Middle School has a somewhat low fund as they canot afford neccesities such as tissues,paper,pencils,etc. Another problem is the lack of fundraisers as there is only one all year.
Park Middle School began a transition in 2002-2004 when district boundaries changes altered the demographics of students attending. Students living in subsidized housing increased in the school's population. The school has a dedicated corps of long-time teachers, some who even attended as students themselves. The teacher ranks were fractured somewhat when a popular principal left to open a middle school across town taking several staff members to the new site. The new principal, a straight-forward and right to the point experienced HS teacher and vice principal, has improved staff morale and competency.
It's a good school with great teachers & students. It's not the best looking one there is, but I think it's the one with the least fights.
As a former student at Park Middle school I would take my children back to it. This school has a staff that truely cares about the students, and the school works hard to make sure that school is an academic and enjoyable experience. I came out of Park ahead of the game. The academics are great. The former principle Mrs Zinn cleaned Park up into a California Distinguished School, and the current principles work hard to keep Park at it's peak. Wonderful school!
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