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James Madison Middle School1
Posted April 25, 2014
- a parent
My son started to attend this school in the 6th grade. And I must say this is so far one of the worst schools I have seen or heard about. The students are awful, negativity all around, bulling, unfriendly and unhelpful personnel, with very few exceptions. They send students home when they sneeze accidentally, well, they send them to the nurse's office so the nurse calls you to go get your student (in reality, I don't know why the school has a nurse at all). Being a very mellow child, my son is emotionally distressed because of racial derogatory comments he gets, profanity, bulling he is not used to, and being a target for teachers who do not know or try to find out why and what is happening during class rather than having one target all the time, and much more. They do not give homework, very little. Classes are boring (I happened to attend a few), no excitement, no content, no interest, students have no interest whatsoever in classes (I am sure, there are exceptions, but these are only exceptions). In short, I am not having a good experience. Trying to find a different school. Awful, awful school.
I graduated from here back in 2009 and I wish I could go back every single day I absolutely loved it here. I got a great education, took honor classes with some of the most amazing teachers I've met. Now that I'm in college I still use some of the skills I learned back in middle school. Great staff, friendly and helpful teachers Not to mention a beautiful campus. - I will always be a bulldog
I have read the reviews here and the low numbers seem to come from those who are not educated or students who probably don't know any better. I am a parent here and a teacher in another district. Everyone I speak to there is helpful and it seems like the teachers care about the students. I saw a remark about amount of homework. HOMEWORK is not a baby sitter. Homework should only take about an hour at most. Homework should only reinforce the learned skills. So far a very good school.
The staff and faculty of Madison Middle School strives to improve student learning so all students achieve high academic standards. To reach this goal, Madison s highest instructional priorities are: *to improve reading, writing and literacy skills across all grade levels *to improve skills in mathematics across all grade levels *to bring second language learners to English proficiency *to assist in the self-discovery of talents, skills and competencies in performing arts, technology, physical fitness and creative expression *to deliver focused professional development as the key to improving classroom practices and supporting the goal to moving all students to proficiencies. We strive to accomplish these goals together in a welcoming, supportive climate for our students, staff and parent partners.