I am a current teacher at Carnegie Middle School. I have been a teacher for over fourteen years. Carnegie is the most pleasant school that I have worked at. It is also the most diverse, from students to faculty and staff. I value that. The parents are involved and responsive. I have read over the reviews of the school, many of which are over two or three years old. It helps if a person who is providing a review has a greater perspective about the state of education across the board, has children in school, and has worked at various campuses in various capacities.The current administration is responsive to families and staff members. The students are well-behaved and respectful. Our students were excited to and responsive to our first year competing as a Scripp's Spelling Bee School this year. Our students compete and win awards. We all know that nothing is perfect, but as an experienced teacher and former administrator and coach, I will tell you that Carnegie is one of the best middle schools in the South Bay. I plan to continue to teach here for a long while.
My years in Carnegie was great! I am 89 graduate. The school is a very diverse that offers experience with variety of cultures such as Pacific Highlanders, Hispanic, etc. Academically it was excellent. I really enjoyed math and science. I remembered the science teacher there was very much into science and was involved in doing research outside of school. We also has a PhD Physic teacher who was in the top 3 choice for the Challenger flight that crashed. I really enjoyed the Physic class and was able to handle Physic in college easily. At first my plans was work for N.A.S.A as an engineer. But after working for different companies while I was in college, I decided that I enjoyed Automation and Robotics design and now am working as a Electrical Controls System Engineer and over the Controls System Staff besides managing the Vision System Technicians. I believe Carnegie was a great contribution to my success. I named my son Andrew. I also really like the name.
I love this school.Some of he teachers are strict but its for the kids own good.Most of the time its good.Dont cause trouble dont get punished, dont cheat dont get embaressed becasue they put a big fat 0 on your paper and write cheater and hang it out side the class O_o.Dont bully no problems in school and youll have a great report :D
I am a teacher at Carnegie Middle School. I believe that the school is good but could be great. Teachers work very hard to help the students before, during and afterschool. The counselors tutor students afterschool to help the students bring up grades/ graduate. The student population is diverse and most of the students are at the school to learn. The students that constantly disrupt and do not do work impede the learning process of the other students. The school really needs parent involvement in order to be a great place to learn.
this school is greeat i loved i have straight A the teachers are very nice and some are strict but in a good way to help students achieve there goals.i went to this school and the staff always helped the kids that needed help.i recomend sending your kids there it is a GREAT SCHOOL.
i attended this school not to long ago and im going to tell you this from personal experience. i think that this school is horrible. i got in fight several times and i almost got jumped twice when i was walking home. i was practicly threatened every day and i wish this was an experience that i can take back. this school is down in the toilet. thats what i think. if i was a parent i would know not to send my kid to this school. i entered as an A student and came out as an F student. the teachers seemed like they didnt even care. also if you were late to class they made you sweep. isnt that a janitors job? Not a students job? students are theyre to learn, not pick up trash. i was looking foward to graduating but they told me i couldnt.
Great about our school; population is diverse and most students get along really well, amazing teachers who work above and beyond, who love teaching middle school kids, and we consider each other family here. It's an average rating because: I do not get the support I need from the administration, I need parents to be more involved in meetings and events, not just call to complain, and due to the budget cuts, we are losing some wonderful new teachers. Parents, it can be a GREAT school if you get involved and work with us. 'We are Carnegie Highlanders and We Have Carnegie Pride!'
I am a parent at Carnegie and a teacher. I am very happy to see the positive changes that have come about since Ms Stroud came in September. I know that students who are not willing to learn and take learning time away from others are expelled
I am a parent of a student that goes to this school. I feel school is very unsatisfactory and is not up to standards.
I am a 7th grader at that school and i think this school is great at times. But during break and lunch you see fights alot! There is fights everywhere you go. WE are trying to stop it but they just ignore. Carnegie is not very well organized but it is still a great school
Personally, I think Carnigie Midde School is GREAT! Teachers are on top of things. Teachers are helping students academically which I this is wonderful. As a parent I like to know what is going on in my childs daily academic improvement and teacher are very helpful.
carnegie is not organized they get our students records mixed up and its not rite
carnegie is a great school and great in education. the staff is okay some people can get annoying with ardy sweeps but it is great i have been there for three years and people are fair and treated equally.
Carnegie has been a great school for my son ( 6th grader) . At first I was a little nervous about Carnegie from a lot of hear say from his Elementary school ( Carson Street Elementary) but this school has turned out great. Parents please don't listen to the rumers like I did . I am ver y happy with the teachers and the school.
Carnegie is a great school, ever since i go to this school they treat me and all the students nicely. The teachers were nice and patient to the students. I'm a straight A student and i began to realize that working hard will give you your fortune. I see all the electives but I can't go because Ihave ESL but I know that Carnegie is the best school ever. ''We are Carnegie Highlanders and We Have Carnegie Pride''.
My child is currently attending Carnegie Middle School and I am very pleased with the teachers, the staff and work product. I would recommend this school to all parents. I am especially thankful for the outstanding teachers and how they take time to contact the parents if there is a problem. Thanks Carnegie.
My daughter has entered the 6th grade here.I'm awed because it has turned out a lot better than i expected.The teachers really seem to care,but I am concerned about her safety.
I am a student at Carnegie Middle school for 2 years now. Yes Carnegie is not a great school but it is not a bad either.But ever since I have went to this school I have relized that this school has teachers that care about your needs and are interested in helping you learn and are trying to encourage the students that it is important to have a bright future and they do try and help. Carnegie in my opinion is a very good academic public school. Well atleast for a public it is a very well rounded school.
My daughter attended this school a few years ago because her home school was overcrowded. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Even though Carnegie was crowded when she attended, the school was never on lock-down, most of the kids from different racial backgrounds got along and it was a good learning experience for her. Of course it was a culture shock for her since she was coming from private school but she quickly adapted to her new atmosphere. This is when I learned how important and expensive fashion was in middle school. I then understand what my mom went through!
I am a teacher and have worked at five different urban schools in my career. I worked at Carnegie for two years. Overall, the atmosphere is more positive than anywhere else I worked. Most of the teachers were working hard for the students. I thought the principal, Susan Price was less effective, but have heard that the new principal is fantastic. The low test scores are due, in large part, to the transient population. There are many students who speak English as a second language who don't test well, as well as an inconsistent test group due to so many students relocating after a small period of time in the school. Because of this, I don't think test scores will ever be stellar. For the most part, the teachers are competent.
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