I have a 7th grader at Ramona & we both love the school. Great teachers, staff, & students. Never have had a problem with any bullies(see below). Communication with the teachers & school is great with the recorded phone calls & e-mails. This is my 3rd child going thru Ramona & I really have had a great experience with this middle school!!
My daughter attended here 2 years ago and now I have a second child I am forced to send here due to scheduling conflicts and unable to send to private school. It is worse than it used to be and the administration is severly lacking and appear almost clueness to the needs of the students. It is a depressing school with little to offer in terms of assistance or challenge. There are far too many bullies and fights and not enough caring staff to handle them effectively or efficiently.
The RSP program at Ramona is not well organized. The homework class accomplishes little and the work done and supposedly checked is often incorrect. My child thinks he has done it right because it has been checked. Therefore, the rest of the math sheet is wrong. Each year at the annual meeting the goals are set yet the RSP program does not follow through. Phone calls have not been returned. I think the RSP program needs to be reviewed.
Our son is really happy with Ramona. He is getting the most out of his science class because it is so 'hands-on'. Mrs. Miller is such an excellent teacher who has a passion for her students and helping them really understand science. I was devastated to hear that she will not be returning next year due to the districts lack of understanding how important it is for kids to learn through exploring and understanding concepts first-hand, through doing experiments and hands-on lessons. It has paralyzed teachers throughout the district by taking away the importance of true understanding and replacing it with surface knowledge that won't last a lifetime. I hope, for the sake of our children, that the Director of Curriculum/Assessment soon realizes that all these 'standards' mean nothing without real knowledge, and the wisdom from experienced teachers, or creativity from any teacher should not be brushed away.
The fact that the teachers show interest in connecting with a parent through informative e-mails is a positive. The teachers should continue to keep the parents informed of progress. The weekly progress reports help in making that possible. I'd say it's a pretty good school.
My son is very happy at Ramona. All my experiences with the teachers and administrators have been positive. Twice there were issues with bullies and the teachers, Principal, and VP solved the problem the very next day.
Romona Middle School provides an excellent parent/teacher communication plan that includes many online options.
Ramona is an adequate school, if you have an above average student. For a parent to get their child extra help is like pulling eye teeth. A stuggling student will not receive help unless it is too late. There are few excellent teachers, but not enough for me to send my children back there next year.
Of all the schools in La Verne, this one school appears to get the least help in improving and is the most critical for the future of the children. The ages of the students attending is still in the very formative years and should be given more attention by the district. Computer ratio to children is extremely bad, discipline and education levels are still very poor compared to the grade schools and High School. Why isn't more attention, money, parent involvement, and staff involvement encouraged for this school? If these problems could be resolved, perhaps more students would continue to keep an interest in their education. This is a critical three years in their lives and should be treated accordingly.
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