I moved into the nice neighborhood of Westlake with the intention of sending my kids to quality schools. Instead I am faced with some of the worst schools in the Sacramento region. Very disappointing.
This school needs all new staff and training. the front desk and over school is a mess. Students appear to be stressed and depressed. This unprofessional, unorganized school can be damaging to a growing Teenager. Everytime I've gone to the school I overhear an angry parent, or see 3-6 sad or sick students hanging around the front desk.The locker rooms have no showers, or drinking water. It's dark and dangerous and could cause injury and needs to be closed until they finsh. My calls and numerous emails go unanswered. I believe more than 95% of students will have disastrous experience here.
I do admire the teachers and administration that serve this school, it is very uncomforting and unfortunate to see lack of responsibillity and leadership from the principal. While I do believe the intentions are well intended, the political 'schmoozing' within NUSD has highly affected the talent and effectiveness of its leaders. Words of wisdom, seek a quality education and rewards will be a plenty.
Teachers do not show up for school on time and are not organized. I'm very sorry I sent my child to this school, I am looking at other choices. There must be a reason that three of my child's teachers have left and the first trimester is not even over yet. Not surprised that principal did nothing, he has yet to do anything that I have found to improve this school. I should have known we would have problems when they couldn't even get the schedules out before the first day of school, and now the website is gone and you can't email or get messages to the teachers.
My child has had nothing but a disastrous experience at this under-achieving school. When another student began verbally and physically abusing him, I appealed to the principal, who basically did nothing about it. The teachers and administration are ignorant and disorganized. Your child's safety and education is at risk if you enroll them here. Whoever wrote the August 2003 review obviously has little or no standards for their child! Thug school! Beware!
My child attended N.M.S. last year and had a horrible experience! She witnessed violence on the school bus that went virtually unpunished. The students still rode the bus, what about zero tolerance? She witnessed students yelling profanity at the staff with only 'time out' as punishment. She was bullied and ridiculed by other students because of her race. The staff did not punish these students and the problem lasted the entire school year. My child thankfully does not attend this school any longer. I would advise other parents to seek other options for their children.
My daughter will be starting her 3rd year at Natomas Middle School, next week. I have had nothing but positive remarks for this school,its teachers and principal. The school is run on a very positive note. The teachers are very informative regarding my daughter. I feel that treating all kids equal and making them feel good about themselves is a high priority for this school. A+
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