I am very happy with CFIS. This is my child's first year and so far so good. The staff is great, especially my child's spanish teacher who is always so patient, helpful and sympathetic. The curriculum is challenging and for the most part, I don't believe the school is too strict. I do believe children need structure, since this will help the kids prepare for the business / corporate world. In the beginning of the year, I felt bad for my child who had to lug around several heavy books and they had very limited time to go from class to class, but now some of the classrooms are providing classroom copies, so the poor kids don't have to carry as much books. Thanks for making it easier for the kids!
If your child needs extra help with academics and is a discipline problem then CFIS would be a great choice for parents. The place is run like a prison and there is little respect for the students. My child was miserable here and we are going to our home school at the end of this year.
I believe that CFIS is a great school. You have a group of staff members, not just teachers that have always greeted me with a smile while I have been on their campus. Our kids are different from the other kids in the middle school. I believe this because I think the CFIS staff holes higher expectations for their students.
The review below is slanderous and without merit. To suggest that a WEB teacher, who is also a national trainer, would ever encourage or engage in bullying is ludicrous. All of the teachers at CFIS are highly qualified and CFIS has one of the lowest discipline statistics in the district, partly due to the dress code and strict rules parents sign when their students enroll, but mostly because of qualified, caring teachers. Any teacher who is not qualified or encouraging such ridiculous claims like bullying, would of course be dealt with swiftly by the administration or the district office.
This is my son's first year at CFIS. So far, we are really please. My son is in the IB program. His grades have greatly improved. I contribute this to the great teachers and the structure. The homework though is a little over the top. sometimes takes him 3 hours to complete. Give the kids a break. overall, very pleased
My son went to 7th grade and just started 8th grade here. We had to win a lottery to get him in AND we drive him across town. We're fed up - the "thug kids" that go to this school (from the not-so-great neighborhood) overshadows the academic program. We've had problems with bullying both years, problems with teachers being unprofessional, etc. We've talked to counselors and the principal multiple times and we walked away feeling like it was "them against us". We're pulling out immediately.
I love this school!!!! My first year here was awesome. The teachers there are great and strict, but they can be really cool. Plus the band there is really good I am currently in two of the music programs and they are really fun. This school is the best middle school in the distrcit anybody who has the chance to go, Go!!!!
I agree with the parent that said the school has terrible counselors. My child isnot disruptive and is well liked by his teachers. However, the two times I have encountered the counselors I found them to be rather ineffectual and one is rather hostile. The academics are strong, the dress code is a blessing, but God help you if you need the school counselors.
Sounds like the parent who wrote "CFIS has the worst counselor" is one of those parents who blames everyone, but their child when their child is disruptive! Your child SHOULD be quiet in class! Quit enabling your troublesome child and thank you for pulling him out of CFIS so the rest of the students can have a better learning environment. CFIS is a great school with outstanding faculty who do care about the students!
CFIS has the worst student counselor. The one I have dealt with was unprofessional. The teacher's are one sided. My child has been to Lincoln since 1st grade and has had a wonderful experience. I do not recommend CFIS for junior high unless your child is absolutely perfect and quiet in class. I have had to pull my son from the school because of the emotional abuse from staff's lack of support.
what can i say i mean this was the best school i went to the thing tht ilove the most was the mixture of kids theres not one race tht goes to this school and the teachers are awesome
this school IS AWESOME IB helps alot and is strict. which is a good thing.. Teachers are strict but good and same with the Principal and administrator. tucking in shirts stink but it helps us be respectful and I respect it.
i really like this school because its like one big family and everyone knows each other....the principal and vice principal are great!!!!
CfIS is a great school, but I think they are too strict on the students. The P.E. teachers keep telling their classes to grow up, we have to tuck in our shirts which is stupid, and there are some teachers at the school that they should eliminate, because they are mean to everyone at all times. The only things I liked abot CFIS is that it taught me how to get straight A's and I met my BFF there.
My child is in the 8th grade at this school Staff is Super. Their concern and care for the students is a priority. My child has enjoyed this school and we have had nothing but positive.
Very poor school to home communication. My honor roll student had a huge drop in academics and no one contacted us. It was only after numerous attempts on my part did someone assist me. One teacher in particular was helpful but only after I was obviously annoyed. It's too bad that student achievement isn't more important. My son's overall experience at the school was O.K.'d We will not be sending our younger child there next year.
Its a great school for academically inclined student. No much on the frills, parents must be willing to invest time and money to augment their student's education.
If you are looking for an academic school...this is it. Lots of homework and it is challenging. It does keep our teen age in his toes.
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