I spoke with other parents about this school to see how they feel. I was told about bullying, no music programs, nothing special for the kids ie: enrichment programs. Some kids came from a loving school that encouraged the children to learn using positive words and pleasant environment. Other have described the children's environment as if they are doing time in prison...just numbers with faces waiting to get out or to get in trouble. I have read several reviews on this school that echo my sentiments. It's all about image. They don't care about knocking the students' self esteem into the ground as long as they don't have to deal with a problem head on. I am very disappointed with the mindset of the office staff. Sensitivity training is needed all the way up to the principal.
The teaching staff is great for the most part. They are helpful and involved with student development. The administration is a whole other story. I have read several reviews on this school that echo my sentiments. It's all about image. They don't care about knocking the students' self esteem into the ground as long as they don't have to deal with a problem head on. I am very disappointed with the mindset of the office staff. Sensitivity training is apparently not part of new hire orientation. Sad....
Most of the teachers are nice but the princiable and staff are not. My Son went to that school the begining of this year. All because he moved one block away from his old school Cooley and they made him tranfer to another school. Silverado does not care about the kids are the learning just the image of there school. I have my son in homeschool now and hopefully can get him back to his old school next year. If you are looking to go to silverado I would think twice.
My daughter Jessica just graduated from Silverado and will be attending Woodcreek this fall. She enjoyed her 3 years there very much. I thought that the teachers as well as the administration did a really good job. We were told horror stories about certain teachers and staff and never experienced any of them. I think you need to go there with an open mind. I believe you and your child will get out of it what you are willing to put in to it. Thanks, from a happy student and parent
I'm might be going to Silverado, I can't wait! I'm going into sixth grade. My names Kyra, and I'm excited for middle school!
The school district is awesome, but this particular school it terrible. The administration is strictly concerned with the image of the school, and could care less about the well being of the students. They are inconsistent and selective at enforcing their rules and policies. My wife worked as a campus supervisor and quit because she could no longer handle the way she was told to discipline the students. If a child was a constant trouble maker, they got away with it because the staff did not want to deal with complex problem children. However, when a good child made a bad decision and broke one of the rules that child was punished very harshly. Both of my kids went to Heritage Oak elementary and it is a great school. My daughter is now in Woodcreek High School and loves it, but her time at Silverado was a complete waste. My son is finishing up his last year at Silverado and will be going to Woodcreek High School next year. Thank God! Silverado Middle School is nothing but a waste of three years of your child's life. My advise is to either home school them for those three years or transfer to another school. Trust me, Silverado Middle School is terrible!!!
Very clean and new school, but the leadership is AWFUL! This is probably the strictest school in the district. It's great that they protect children from being bullied, but they forget the spirit of the rules and kids get in trouble for the stupidest things. One kid got in trouble for throwing his backpack in the air and it got stuck in a tree! If two friends wrestle or punch each other playfully, they will get detention. It is truly a zero tolerance school taken to the extreme. Beware!
i am going into 7th grade and even though i have only been there for 1 year i love this school. i love being able to meet new people from different schools and that the teachers treat you with more respect and responsibility
This school is truly amazing. In my year, an advanced math class has started, and I will be beginning my time in highschool in Algebra Two. I have had many amazing teachers- one from seventh grade that I visist every day, and still another this year in math, Gregg Motarjeme. He won some sort of award this year, like 'Best Teacher Award' or something, and it was judged for teachers throughout the state. So, yeah we have an amazing school.
We have not had a very positive experience thus far this year. My son has been picked on by the students and not supported by a certain teacher. There seems to be a lack of understanding of his learning dissability and other diagnosis'. I am truly considering seeking a private school to help support him in the next few years of school. From a previous meeting with the teachers I have learned that that certain teacher is not aware of my son's feelings and anxiety caused by herself and his peers. There are teachers and peers that have been sucessful and effective with my son but I think that it is unfair that he is picked on, shoved, name called, ignored by classmates during projects, and feeling alienated during school-time. I would appreciate more support from the school.
this is a wonderful school my daughter has been at this cool for 3 years and for the past three years she hasnt said anything bad of this school. And the whole TRL thing is great for kids these days. Because of the teachers she has broughten report cards and progress reports with a A's. She has always had a i dont care thing for school but these teachers are great. plus there support is over the top.
This is defenitly the best school i have ever been to. After being bullied for so many years, Silverado was the place where i finally felt very welcome and in my place. They encouraged us to have a great time, unlike some other schools who do the stupid 'be nice everybody' and 'sharing is caring' you have to realize that most kids don't care about that crap. Having fun rallys, games, and other things is what kids care about. Not that softy bullie stuff. Now the TEACHERS! They are great, especially the 6th grade teachers. All the teachers are very helpful and resouceful. They have great things to share they help you with personal problems to. I would reccomend and kid or parent to check out this school. It amazing and i would reccomend it to anybody!
This school is always having fun learning activities! The exploraties are amazingly fun! So are the feild trips. This school also has the best of the best teachers! They all know how to work with your child when they need extra help. There is also an Avid program for 8th graders who learn studying skills aand go on trips to local colleges like Sac State and UC Davis. This school I rate a 5. 5 being the best ever!
Starting new at this school has been a challenge for my children. Although Jr. High is always a crazy time for kids with hormones and everything, the kids seem too into their clothing and material things than their studies. The kids have been rude and seem to have a problem with respecting the teachers, so I'm not suprised that that the disipline is tuff. I am a big fan of the new grading system as it shall let the kids that are truly working hard suceed. I'm looking forward to a cutback of students next year so the staff is not so overwhelmed.
Silverado is a GREAT School. It has some over crowding issues but this will be resolved when another middle school opens in 2008. My daughter graduated Silverado last year and I can say that Silverado did a great job preparing her for High School - both in academics and sports. I also have a son who is a 7th grade GATE student at Silverado. I asked the school to get him into advanced math - he is now in 8th grade math. I would recommend the students take advantage of band, sports and other extracurricular activities! Hopefully the new principle succeeds in being a GREAT school leader.
This school is very enterjectic and academically and emotionally involved. The teachers are extremely wonderful and the principles and vice principles are excellent. Also their card/point reward system is genius and their activeties P.E. etc.. are professional. A++
This school is just awful. It lacks leadership from the campus monerators,teachers, and any other staff. If you want your child to suceed, I suggest something else...
I love Silverado Middle School. There are so many friends to make and the staffs are so friendly! Silverado is the best school we have tried. Thank you Silverado Bears! GRRRR !
My daughter has finished two years at Silverado. She has been challenged and has worked very hard both in academics, music and sports. SMS is a GREAT school. My only concern is the student to teacher ratio is on the high side. With a large class size, students may lack the individual attention they need to succeed.
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