June 12, 2015
on 6/10/15 I wanted to register my child at this school for junior high because our home school was full. It looks nice on the outside and inside, but I had not had a chance to read the reviews. After reading and looking at the student test scores, which to me says everything. It just sounded like an environment that even children that are very focused would have a hard time learning, and teachers would have a hard time teaching, with all the chaos going on. test scores are proof of that. I decided to go back and tell them I no longer wanted to enroll her there, I will just check out other schools even if I have a long commute, or have to go private which would be hard financially. When I was waiting in the office a parent came from outside to tell the staff that when he came to pick up his child from the summer program a group of other children, enrolled in the program as well, threw a rock and hit his son while they were leaving the school. When the father turned to say something to see who did it, another rock was thrown at the father and hit his car and dented it. The father and son seemed so nice and the son just looked traumatized, I will not forget his face.That is just horrifying to me! Kids actually bullying the parents! That's unheard of and definitely fits the reviews and I only spent 30 minutes at the school. The worst part is that the staff member a male that was in charge of the summer program and may have even been the principal, his reaction to the situation with the children that threw the rocks. He had the father point them out, and then told the children "If I cant trust you to hang out outside on breaks, you will have to stay indoors on breaks." WHAT?!!!!!!!!! They through rocks at an adult and child just trying to leave the school hitting the child and damaging a car, and that is the discipline? The parents should have been called, suspension, detention, you name it. This guy could not have cared less, and he basically gave the kids a green light to repeat the behavior! Unbelievable!!! On a positive note office staff seemed nice, but I could see why they would feel incredibly overwhelmed. I would never send a child here until they get it together. The school district needs to get involved!
- submitted by a community member