This middle school has so much potential: small, nice teachers, however, not much supervision unfortunately. I don't know if they are lacking employees, but I have a child who currently attends Montgomery middle school and I hear all about the kids fighting and bullying. Always discipline problems, cutting in line, while kids are waiting for food at the cafeteria. Where is the Staff? I think the staff just ignores it and doesn't want to deal with it. A real Shame. Also, academically, I noticed a lot of leniency. When an assignment is due if you don't turn it in: suffer the consequences . Don't make the other kids wait around for the undisciplined students. I guess if the teachers didn't give so many opportunities to undiscipline students they would have a lot of Failed students. The principal is new and perhaps doesn't know how to deal with the many, many roudy, undisciplined students. The school is low income, but I've worked in schools in similar economically challenged schools and the kids were well behaved and polite. This school needs a stricter setting all around and a talking to some of these kids parents. Do they want to graduate? Maybe the kids know they will pass classes regardless of all their behavioral issues. The sdusd can't pay for all these kids to repeat grades so just keep passing them along. This school as I said has great potential it just needs stricter guidelines
Our son entered halfway the year and was received very well. Although the outside of the school may look a bit unattractive, inside a lot of good things happen. My son was accepted and welcomed by staff, teachers and fellow students since the first day. He felt at ease immediately. Particularly the robotics and PE- classes were amongst his favorites. Teachers and staff are very involved and really try to make this place the best for the students.
Prime Time is great, and the basketball season was the best experience for him.
Excellent if only i had chosen better words. The afteschool programs allow every student to achieve alot and strive for what they deserve as she said there there is an amazing staff member who helps the school by engaging students in a homework club founded by the counselor.
I have the greatest respect for all the staff at MOM for their hard work and dedication.I want to commend my douthers counselor for the outstanding job he has done working with me in insuring my dougther got the support she needed. The Counselors gave me great support to help my doughter not just academecally but emotional support as well.
I have been totally frustrated with this school. We have had two sons attend this school and both have gained little from attending. The teachers accept shoddy work, incomplete and or late assignments. Children getting poor marks is acceptable in their eyes. There is no sense of urgency to help a struggling child nor is there any disciplinary actions taken by the school when a child is performing poorly in classrooms without cause. The staff appear to care but in reality, are subpar and have become complacent on kids performing poorly because the percieved average educational achievement for the parents is HS. Therefore, getting these kids to achieve to that level or slightly better is the sum goal. This is UNACCEPTABLE! This school has got to do better. Sweetwater School district need to look into this program and make major changes.
MOM has not been a good school for my son. I have been trying to keep up to date with his teacher on every subject but only 1 or 2 ever respond. I have left messages with several teachers and no returned phone calls. I've been trying to reach his counselor to get him a buddy to work with him after school but I still have not received a response from her. This has bee n going on for several months so I just decided to stop calling. I am very disappointed in MOM school system and believe my child deserves better.
The Principal and Counselors really care about the children's future. The Mariachi class keeps my son motivated to do well in school. Overall MOM is a good school, not the best in our area but good. They deffinitely need improvement in down sizing their class sizes, providing more educational fieldtrips and activities and having 'fresh' staff who are not burned out. Few staff have over 30 years of service and their style of teaching or dealing with problem youth is archaic. Adriana Cano parent