Could not be happier with the overall program at Standley. Have one child fully prepared to move on to high school after three years at Standley. Second child has completed one year and is very happy and doing well. Principal Higa is highly visible, always out and about on campus speaking with parents and students. He has intitiated activities during the lunch break to keep students from getting into mischief. Only dislike would be the overly competative parents and parents who do not hold their children to the school rules (uniforms).
I go to Standley Middle and love it! All the teachers are nice, you get a lot of freedom to choose things, and the events we do are very fun. Also with uniforms it's easier to choose what you wear in the morning and it's easier at school because you can't be critized for what you are wearing.
i go there all the teachers are nice and you get to learn a lot. at first it seems like the teachers just don't want you to stop working but that is the point you learn to manage your time as well.
Horrible school. The leadership is very antiquated and wants to run the school like an ant farm. No skills in behavior modification at all. Just horrible, I have removed my child from the school.
If you don't have a child who is in the GATE program, you are denied access to the GATE classes, which is not true at many other schools. It is a very frustrating experience for parents who have high achieving or highly motivately children. Or for any parent who would like to see their child getting the best education possible. They are denied access to the very classes that they need. It tends to perpetuate elistist attitudes. The music program is excellent.
It's a good school just I don't think there is enough extra curricular activities. I think there should be more like football, tennis,and more sports like that which they don't have. I also don't like that they put me in all the low classes. They are all so easy,but fun! I also don't like in P.E. I had a swollen ankle and my teacher didn't even notice me limping.
I agree with most of the parents when it concerns about communication. So hard to get in touch with them if you have concerns and want to discuss with them. They should also be a little more strict about the uniform (they just started wearing it this year).
I am new to the school (6-th grade) and my child has been enjoying it very much so far. He has gotten a new English teacher for the cluster program and likes her although I am unsure about it as it is only 3 weeks into school year.Apparently 2 other male teachers for GATE English are excellent.Math is also great as it offers different levels to accomodate higher and lower achieving students. I don't like uniform policy but I am supporting it as long as school does something about not allowing baggy pants and shirts up to mid thighs on campus.Uniform policy is definitelly too lax and defeats it's own purpose.
I think standley is a good school, the teachers are willing to help me when I need them. Sometimes they can be a little harsh. I will remeber my language arts teacher, Mr.Weedmark the rest of my life, he really influnced me -Jack Wang
My daughter attended Montessori school for 9 years before starting Standley in 7Th grade. I was unsure if she would be challenged academically and have been surprised at how challenging the work is in Math, Science, English and History.The girls basketball team at Standley has kept her busy after school with practice 3 days a week and games on Sunday. The band program is very good which allows her to continue her music appreciation. The parent group has been very active throughout the year. We think Standley is top notch.
My son has completed his 2nd. week of 6th grade and he loves it because he is engaged by all his teachers at Standley. This school has brought out the best in him and he wants to do well here. This school posts homework on their website which is very important. He is so happy and is learning so much. Plus the teachers have a sense of humor that delights the children. Principal Higo is a very dedicated, sensitive and is extremely polite. He treats students and everyone with respect and I appreciate that so does my son. Melissa Barling
I like the academic curriculum and teacher involvement mostly available to the students. I am alos fortunate that I took the time to research as much as possible about the school before allowing my child to attend. I would recomment this school to any parent.
Best thing at standley is (to me) P.E. and Music class. I do well in all my classes and enjoy the lessons. The teachers: all are nice! The academic programs are fantastic! This middle school (in my view) is without the best in SD county. Great enviroment to learn and make friends!
My daughter, 8th grader, has had the great experience here. She likes all her teachers and the music program is the best.
This is not a good place to send your children for a proper education. (Minority students)
Although my son received B grades at Standley I felt that there should be more homework. Additionally, teacher and vice principal contact was very difficult in ascertaining academic and behavior of my son. Sports are non-existent at Standley although the music and art programs were excellents
Standley is part of an involved community where the parents and teachers partner towards a common goal of quality education at the public school level. For example, the music program at Standley is top notch. The Standley advanced band has been the recipient of numerous awards. This would not be possible without the involvement of the community, teachers and parents.
I'm quite content regarding the decision I made to enroll my daughter at Standley. The partnerships I've established with her teachers assists me to keep the best interest of her education as a focal point.
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