As far as schools go, I think Sycamore Middle School is above average. We had a problem with bullying in the 6th grade and it was handled very appropriately and expeditiously. :)
Bullying to the extreme at this school! They care so much about being "nice" to the minorities that the white child gets the worst of it. These mexican kids know that nothing will happen to them because the school is afraid of being sued for discrimination so they are mean to other students and to the teachers without any punishment. My son said he has seen them flip off teachers in class and the teacher does nothing.
This is one of the worst Middle Schools that I have ever had to deal with. One of the biggest problem(s) with this school is the Administrative Staff's lack of urgency and actions around bullying. Their lackadaisical approach to such a serious problem has forced us to not only give up on this school but now where faced a sick/depressed teen that wants nothing to do with his education but this excuse of a school. We will be happly transfering....thanks Sycamore for your lack of action in such a serious matter :-(
The principal is very mean and unfair. At the spelling bee one spelled the word right and the principal said it was not correct. The word was amendment, the principal thought he said a T instead of a D, and got it wrong. All the California schools I went to have been bad. So I changed to home study. Now, i'm am exceeding at a good rate. School name is K12. Nationwide, online school. I highly recommend going to some kind of home school.
Both of my daughters graduated from Sycamore. They were given every opportunity while there. Their teachers covered core content standards, nurtured them in a safe environment, and made the transition from elementary to high school a smooth one. The extracurricular opportunities are extraordinary for such a small, agricultrually-based community. The level of parent involvement is lower than it should be. Several school staff members, in coordination with community members, are working together on character-building, hoping to gain more parent support.
As grandparents, we are raising our granddaughter and we feel most fortunate to have her enrolled at Sycamore School. Our granddaughter has ADD and the teachers work very closely with her. We are very much involved and the teachers welcome our participation. If we were to ask for any other support, it would be that of more knowledge with respect to ADD. We have forwarded information to the teachers and they have always been most appreciative of new information. The principal and vice prinicpal are to be commended for their fairness yet firm follow-through on discipline. We are very pleased with Sycamore.
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