This school has the most dedicated, wonderful teachers I have come across. It is wonderful the way they all work together with the parents to handle the educational needs of the students. They also make it fun! Parent participation is so important.
As a teacher, it saddens me that numbers on a standardized test determine a school's 'greatness.' A 'great school' is not and should not be defined by simply it's test scores. A 'great school' has many qualities including great teachers and staff who not only work collaboratively, but go above and beyond to help their students achieve. A 'great school' has supportive administration, and students who have a desire to learn and do better. Midland students are not perfect. But quite honestly, who is? Midland students do care about their achievement and have a genuine desire to be successful. Test scores are only one tiny piece of the pie that defines a great school. If you take all of these factors into consideration, Midland Elementary is beyond a 'great school', but awesome.
My son is a student at Midland School and has had a couple of different problems both with other students and his homework. The principal was very accessible and attentive to my concerns. His teacher who is also I believe involved in many other levels above and beyond just being a teacher was also very accessible. Mr. Ax was not only very understanding about my concerns but extended great advice on how I could help my son succeed in both his classwork and his homework. He stresses self discipline, respect, and provides a great learning environment for his students to excel. I was very excited for my son after meeting his teacher. Jonah, my son, enjoys going to school at Midland and as a concerned parent that's very encouraging.