This school isn't any better or worse than Mitchell Middle School. We put our daughter in this school after a rough sixth grade at Mitchell, she did worse than at Mitchell for 7th grade. We then switched back to Mitchell. I believe that the school isn't the problem, it's the student. If the student wants to succeed, it will happen anywhere. There isn't anything special about Sutter that doesn't happen at Mitchell.
I am a seventh grader and I just started here at Sutter. I love that it so BIG. That doesn't necessarily mean everyone on is nice, but if someone is mean you report it and find some new friends. I came from a small elementary school where there was BULLYING. All of the kids from there went to Sutter but I have no classes with them and found so many other great friends. Everyday i recognize someone that I hadn't seen for a really long time. (from soccer, volleyball, baseball, swimming, ect.) Now for academics. I love all of my teachers. I am in G.A.T.E. and I am challenged a majority of the time. I have woodshop for my elective and it is so much FUN! I am also excited to TA (teacher assistant) next year. My class teachers asked for supply donations that ranged from $3-$20 but understood if you couldn't afford it. Also Mr. Rodriguez and Mrs. Tahara-Martin are a little intimidating, but I have become great friends with both of them. My mom, dad, and I are in PTSO (parent teacher student association.) My brother, who is an eight grader goes here, too and he loves it. Sutter has lot of SPIRIT and SMARTS. Also at lunch there is music and it's a nice break after four periods. GO MINERS!
I am a parent of a current 7th grader and my older daughter was at Sutter last year for 8th grade. They both are having and had wonderful experiences at Sutter. I can't say enough about the fantastic teachers at this school. The teachers take extra time to offer tutoring during their lunch time or after school. They are caring and keep the parents updated on Zangle. The find the teachers at Sutter to be really exceptional. I know that now since my older daughter has moved on to high school, & I don't get the same kind of current feedback like I did from the Sutter teachers, especially with posting their grades on Zangle or on their class website.
My son is in 7th grade at this school. I cannot say enough about how wonderful it is! There is a lot of school spirit, and PTSO is outstanding. Mr. Rodriguez and the office staff are fantastic. I'm not certain why any parent cannot contact the teachers, the emails are on Zangle, the school website, and maybe classjump.I really love using Zangle to keep up with my son's progress. I saw a B go down to a D one day and IMMEDIATELY emailed the teacher. I received a response right away, and always have!! The teachers are always wonderful about helping if my son or I ask. I hope all parents are using Zangle!
The school itself has a great academic curriculum but getting a teacher or staff member to contact you in regards to your child's grades is almost unheard of. I have requested many times for the teacher to call me and nothing. Very disappointing. Also, I agree about the popularity contest but that is with all schools. No matter where you go. I believe in communication between the teacher and parent. There are way too many children out there with no direction and constant ridicule because of failing grades and not being able to keep up with their peers. It's a battle for the child and can become a battle for the parent. No one wants their child to fail. It's heart breaking to not be able to help them because of non-communication from the people we trust. Teachers are suppose to help make our children become well educated so their future is successful. My name is Melody White and I am not scared to post what I feel is important. Especially if it is my child who might suffer because of this. Step it up Teachers, WE ARE WATCHING YOU!!
I've never encountered racism and the school is absolutely wonderful. You would be doing your child a favor by sending then to Sutter.
this school is terrible. racism still exsists , and u find that there is so many snobby kids. It is a big popularity contest and youll be better off sending them some where else
Great school. Best teacher in the state (Jody Cooperman). I came form a catholic school and found compassion, love, learning and direction. I will always remember the welcoming Sutter community as a safe place in a hostile world. From the office people to the classroom it is a total atmosphere of unconditional love. It is a shame I had to leave my church to find it.
Excellent teachers! Great Gate Program!Challenging. Teachers really want the children to suceed!
This is an excellent school!! My daughter will enter her second year at Sutter. As for the remark below..it is not the school's job to raise your child-you need to do that at home. I am glad that they are strict with discipline at this school. Excellent learning environment.
easy to suspend for punishment-appears they want kids out of the way instead of figuring problem - "OUT OF SIGHT - OUT OF MIND" theory!
My son went to this school two years ago and want my daughter to go here next year....great great school for our kids
best school ever!!!! i will hate to leave next year... :-[ but i am really enjoying it you make a ton of new freinds and get a great education... :-]
i am currently attending this school. it has a great academic program but the students should focus more on academics than social status and popularity. overall, the school is great and im so sad that next year i have to go to high school. ;(
This school...I graduated from this school last year and I can't say enough about it. It's a great school with great teachers and great students. This school has a wonderful principal and vice principal [though I heard they got a new v.p.]. The staff is very warm and welcoming. I know anyone who attends this school will leave with graditude in their hearts - I promise that.
i love sutter middle school it is the best school ever and i cant even tell you how fun it is! i go there know and i love it mucho!
a review is definitley not enough to complete this school. words cant describe it. i am already crying because i have to leave next year. there are no words in the dictionary to evaluate Sutter. words cannot describe the spirit and passion of a Sutter Miner.
this school is awesome and i hope all my friends from elementary school will come during the next school year
This school is one of the best schools I ever have been at. I just graduated from there a few months ago and I am already missing it. Some classes were challenging, but I learned a lot more than I ever thought I could. The electives were extremely fun and I was glad there was a music program. I was able to learn how to play the cello because of the great teaching skills of Ms. Vigil and am now glad about pursuing music. I also enjoyed the math classes. Students are tested to see what math they are in so that no student is over- or under-challenged. The science classes were fun and exciting and very updated on new science discoveries. I highly encourage middle school students to go to Sutter.
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