Problems at this school are varied. The most important problems are listed here in order 1) there is a complete lack of sex education (in the whole county) thus, many girls are sexually active with no protection, no guidance, and ALL the attendant problems leading to drop-outs and much worse. Google 'San Bernardino teen pregnancy rates'; the district is in denial, but the statistics don't lie. 2) there is also no school nurse and no feminine protection in the office or bathrooms. 3) there is no way for a student to fail a class, or get extra help or tutoring, short of being 'special education' which is a real shame because failing kids are just promoted, unprepared and lost 4) there are only two guidance counselors, and you can't choose yours, one has a really difficult time with not just guidance but forming coherent sentences. Lastly 5) this school has the strangest scheduling in the history of scheduling, I continue to hope there is a education theory behind changing class times daily, but, it just ends up meaning nobody knows who's coming or going, not the students, not the staff. All that aside, the school's rating is deserved if we grade the entire district on a curve.
this school Is great!! they have a wonderful hands on approach If you are looking for a that could help your kid if they are having a hard time or learn different that's the school take it from me ,I am dyslexic and they sure did help me I am the highest in my grade and I was the top of my class woo go 1213 but anyway I suggest cope
I would not recommend a child to go to Cope. I went to Cope for my first two years and then transferred to a school in Yorba Linda. My First two years were great, I was in the dance team, took all honors, and was in the top 5% of my class. When I got to Yorba Linda, I was behind despite all of my training at Cope. I learned that there were kids who were taking 8th and 9th grade level classes when they We're still in 7th grade. I was bewildered, for I had gotten a 600 on my math STAR Test, yet there were a great deal of kids who passed me during math class. I had gone from the top, to the middle. In addition, there are few racers who are very involved with you, it it seems as if all of the good teachers have retired or gone somewhere else. You can also constantly hear kids cussing , bullying, and throwing racist remarks to others, including their friends. On the Redlands school district, cope may sound like a good school, but the truth is that simply will not prepare you for the competition in college.
Great school i was there in the early 90's who remember the security lady they call her robocop?
I attended this school my 7th , 8th, and 9th grade years about 20 years ago. The teachers and administrators were truly amazing. My home life during those years was very chaotic. Everyone there helped me tremendously and were so supportive. My football coach, Mr. Zanhisor would often drive me home after practice, (I lived in Grand Terrace and he lived near Beaumont, about a 40 mi. trek?) Other teachers (Mr. Pena, Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Poindextor, and many others) also sacrificed for me in many ways. In addition, these teachers and coaches were outstanding at educating and motivating. The folks at this school made all the difference at a truly volatile time in my life. They not only taught me valuble lessons in academics, but as importantly, how to be a better person. Dave Foy (RHS. class of 1995)
I love this school and especially the teachers because they always tease each other. It's so interesting here. Our spirit day are also so cool.
This is my first year here at Cope and so far I like it. The teachers are great and take time to explain things I don't understand. My teachers, Mrs. McBride and Mrs. Hammond are nice teachers to everyone. My grandpa was one of the first students ever to attend Cope, when it opened up for the first time. , In the mid seventies, my dad went there too. Now I'm a proud third generation Cope Eagle!
Cope Middle School is a great school. All the teachers are very nice and the whole campus looks great ever since we had those new trees and the waterfall by the library. There are also murals all over the school. Im a 7th grader and I was here for 6th grade too.
My daughter just entered Cope M.S. as a 6th grader. My 16 yr. old son is a former student. I find the teachers and staff delightful. My son was a high-maintenance student and his teachers offered him quite a bit of support. My daughter is an academic dream for any teacher. She is constantly challenged. The rigor is excellent. Mrs. Pietrzak and Mrs. Zehm are terrific!! I am a middle school teacher myself, and there is no other school I would wish my children to attend. Not even my own. C. Howard
I was a student at Cope Middle School two to three years ago, didn't finish my last year. Most important to me was the band, Filming & choir. My first thoughts into coming to this school was, 'Oh, I'm not going to make any new friends, they're all going to hate me.' But, it turned out the other way around. The atmosphere of this school is great, You'll feel right at home. Cope was like a second home to me since I wanted to stay after school with my friends everyday. A memory what always stays with me was when two of my closest friends stayed after school, on a picnic bench eating food, talking about boys and life. I love this school and I miss it badly, hopefully when I grow old, my sons and daughters will go to Cope. - Maria Lourdes Concepcion
Well,I may be a student there but I think its a wonderful school.The only thing is organization.I highly recomend this school!It has a wonderful band(which I am apart of).Excellent teachers.Great dance team and choir.Not too much parent involvement but they do send out quater grades and volinteers.And next year when I'm in high school,I really will miss that school. ~Alexis Hickman
This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids, but our son needs more hands on opportunities which have not been available. Its outstanding music program dramatically help kid enjoy music.
This is an excellent school. I am honored to have my daughter attend Cope.
An excellent Middle school with a dedicated faculty in a Southern California community with a small town feel
I believe that Cope is an excellent school. The teaching staff are well educated and have a vested interest in my daughter who just so happens to be of mixed racial decent.
Teachers and counselor for my son were great. He has had alot of problems, and even though the school system is not the best, the staff were wonderful. I fully expect my daughter who will be going there next year to get all out of the school that there is.
I would just like to give a well deserved thank you and God Bless to the staff at Cope Middle School. They are right on the ball with any and all concerns that I have regarding my child, both academically and socially. For the first time in my child's life, he loves school and all of his teachers, and has made a few friends there as well. The school staff are extremely attentive to all our needs, concerns, etc., and they have taken out their own personal time to give extra help to students with a homework co-op program, which is much needed by many. The staff are 100% dedicated to making certain that the students succeed in every aspect of their lives.
I love cope middle so does my doughter she went to school there and she misses everyone even her teachers and her pe teacher sawsonshe misses him a lot .
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