June 14, 2015
This was the worst year for my son, who just finished 7th grade at Nobel. He started the year with great self esteem, and eagerness to learn. He was actually happy about the dress code, and prided himself in looking great and ready to participate in school. By the end of the year, his academics declined precipitously, became depressed, and felt completely disempowered to succeed in his classes. The Honors English class, taught by Mrs. Yu, was inappropriately difficult and confusion, and this teacher, among others, was highly insensitive, uncaring, demoralizing, and incredibly difficult to communicate with. The administrative staff was not helpful, and literally did not step in all year, even as we expressed concerns about our son's progressive lack of interest and academic progress. You would think that they would jump in and rescue this beautiful, bright, talented young boy, but instead they ignored all the signs all year. As parents, it's hard to navigate and really evaluate how a child is doing and what exactly they need to succeed when things are not going well. Despite our best efforts, our experience this year at Nobel was a complete disaster, and we will be searching this summer for a better learning environment for our awesome son.
- submitted by a student