Emilie J Ross, my daughter has been attending this school for a couple of years now. I really enjoy the quaintness of the town and school. The teachers are very nice, easy to talk to and take the time to listen.
Emilie J Ross Middle school leaves a lot to be desired. It is unfortunate that what is in our childrens best interest is not the primary focus of the staff and in particular the Principal. We do have a few caring and passionate teachers but, apathy runs through our school like a disease. The Principal touts his strong communication philosophy- And thats about all he communicates- He is to busy patting himself on the back for the past accomplishments of teachers and students at Fox Rd elementary instead of addressing the many problems that plague our school today.
We come from a different school. This school is new to us. In a short amount of time my kids improved their test scores. This school does everything possible so kids can succeed. There are programs afterschool to help kids achieve their goals as an educated goal getter. This school offers tutoring and many great teachers that offer great help. It's true this school is not what people expect from the outside but this school is very focused on the kids education. They don't just focus on the spanish speaking children. Education is the key to success. (remember that). They are very disciplined and safety is a concern to this school. Parents should be involved more in their kids. Missing a days work and speaking to teachers makes a big difference in your childs life.
Emilie J. Ross is a school with great staff at all levels. The programs are supportive of the students and consequences, good and bad, are equitably applied to all students. This is a small town school without big city elements. People move to Hughson because of the excellent schools.
I have two children one is in the gate program, where the other one struggles to make good grades. The one in the gates program always gets encouragement from teachers, principal, etc., the other one who needs the encouragement only gets negative energy. There is parent involvement, but its a an inner-circle thing, outsiders are made to feel just like that as outsiders. The school offers art, music at a cost.
My experience with this school has not been too great. Yes a few of the teachers are good, but there are several that need to leave because they simply are fake when it comes to caring about these students needs. Not every child learns the same, and alot of these kids suffer when the staff refuses to go the extra mile to help learning disabled childern. The resource class is great, however some main stream classroom teachers will only put your child down in front of other students when your child struggles in the classroom. I really think there should be cameras in the class, with sound. It would actually help the teachers as well. Teachers complain about their privacy, but lets face it, we are being watched by cameras every where already. Our childern deserve to be treated fairly. Parents should listen to their childrens complaints, one negative word does affect your child.