I'm sure this school is "good enough" for the average kid...but good luck trying to get them to better their academic program for kids with special needs, especially dyslexia. I've had a couple meetings with the staff about the matter and they don't even know what it is. That's a serious problem. They would benefit greatly if they adopted better teaching methods for dyslexics, as it is a very common learning disorder. This would give them better test scores which the school obviously needs. I was told they would "look into it" and nothing ever happened. Nothing was changed and my nephew still struggles with his homework assignments. This leads to disruptive behavior in class and not completing assignments. Dyslexia makes it difficult to read, write, do math and copy from the board. All the things you must do to succeed in school and in life. I was very frustrated because I got the impression from the staff that my nephew's performance was "good enough" and that he could read when he can't. I don't know where they got this from, considering he can't even read a 4 letter word at times. I'll have to end it here, unfortunately, but if your kid has special needs, stay away.
hi iam a student at colton middle school i would say that even thought it hard and alot of drama it a good school because of the teachers who take there time out of there life and teach us students and expain it more butter for us to get it...... most people dont think it a good school but it is so try it out and you will understand why i wrote this Alondra de la Rosa 7th Grade!!!!!!!
colton middle school is one of the best understaning schools I have been in, The teachers understand you and help you every step of the way. I have never had a teacher believe in me like they did (mr. cruz) and I'm proud to say that I go to colton middle school.
As a parent of a child in the Colton School district, I would rather home-school my sons than allow them to attend this school. This is a tough school and unless you speak Spanish, you will be hard-pressed to fit in and make friends. A school like this is tell-tale of what is happening to California schools. We would rather baby the students, than hold them accountable to learning the standards in English. How would schools in Germany, Mexico or any other country respond to parents asking that their students only be taught in English? Why do we accomodate spanish speakers so much? Tests are in English only, and it is a grave disservice to students to teach them in Spanish. If you are an immigrant you learn the language, end of story.
I had an opportunity to substitute teach at Colton Middle School, and let me just say it ranks as the worst teaching experience of my life. The majority of students I encountered didn't want to learn and would rather dirupt the learning of others than learn for themselves. The students waited for opportunities to disrupt class as soon as I was trying to help students with their ditto sheets. I finally had to call in the principal, luckily she supported me 100%.