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Aviara Oaks Middle School3
Posted February 10, 2015
- a parent
This is my child's first year at AOMS. First I would like to say that, while I am stunned by the bullying that goes on at this school (sadly, pretty much on a daily basis), I happen to also be really impressed by the schools new principal and vp because they really do care and do take (for the most part) appropriate action when deemed necessary - but they can only do so much. The teachers my child got this year are amazing, as well, my child is doing very well academically speaking. Why 3 Stars then? For the bullying. It really is a HUGE problem and something (ahem...parents, you need to do a better job teaching your children that bullying is NOT OK), needs to be done about it. I believe it is ultimately the parents responsibility to see to it their children behave in a manner deemed appropriate at school. It is NOT the principals/vp's/teachers responsibility. It is not the responsibility of the kids being picked on by your kids, either. It is NOT OK. I give 5 Stars to the principal/vp and teachers at AOMS. To the parents of children with behavioral issues that won't get their children the help they clearly need and deserve, I give a negative 1 Star. Shame on you.
This is my daughter's first year at AOMS, coming from a very high standard, Pacific Rim Elementary. The new principal is excellent, as well as the teachers!! My daughter is held accountable, her learning has excelled and the bullying is non-existent. I was concerned before she started because of prior opinions I had heard, but, apparently, significant changes were made prior to the start of this school year, and I couldn't be happier with AOMS. Mr. Brockett, the new principal, is wonderful and his goal is clearly to uphold the highest standards and provide a healthy education and environment for the students and parents. I'm thankful my daughter can attend this school. CB
Not a great school. Leadership is weak and the district can't seem to fix it. I'be been involved with this school now 4 years and it just keeps getting worse. Teachers are continuously out of class, the advance program is a joke, their anti bullying program is non existent, and basically the teachers walk all over the principal. There are a few really good teachers that work hard and have a fantastic way of teaching but not enough for a strong experience. The only reason it's a distinguished school is because it's located in an area where parents are available to support their kids education and help them. They do most of the retracing at home. The school gets all the credit. Why bother. So many other better middle schools to go too. P.S. Don't do dance PE. The teacher is horrible and has the girls wear skimpy risky costumes for their performances.
I am pulling my child out of this school. Two years is enough. There are some great teachers here, but they are few and far between. NO motivation for excellence. The leadership in the school is typical of what I have found in Carlsbad. Everyone punches a clock, does their time. Nothing extra.
Two stars because my son is still there and if it were zero, what kind of parent would i be to leave him there? We have had a very terrible experience to date with most of the teachers with the exception of Band and Social Studies. Rotating administration, bullying, tenured teachers that just assign work with no follow through or compassion. Too bad the options for private school are minimal in the area.
My son just finished his 1st year at AOMS and overall it's been great. The teachers are great and very dedicated. Some of the staff are rude and hard to deal with but all around it's a good school with high standards and high parent participation.
This is our first year here and love this school! The teachers are amazing. They are friendly and caring. The communication between the students, teachers and parents is excellent. Our son loves Aviara. We are very pleased so far into our first year of middle school.
I am a parent and I am worried about bullying. Hope now that we have police on campus and a new principal, the antibullying program gets reinforced. It is sad that this is still happening in out great school. We love the teachers and the receptionist-worth mentioning- is exceptional, always with a smile! :-). The kids responsible for bullying need to be stopped. I want my kids to focus on education and learning instead of worrying about their safety.
The teachers are getting better and they changed a lot and they put like jail bars around the school so no1 can get but makes us students feel like we are in jail. The teachers are ok but there are some bullies sometimes and i feel the school is getting better.
Hi. I'm a student at Aviara Oaks Middle School (AOMS). I think my school id]s the best Middle School ever!! All the teachers are soooo nice, you can buy Izzes and Vitamin during your your lunch. you can help save the planet by their excellent recycling program,and much, much more!!! Go AOMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!