This school is not a good middle school. While only a little teachers are encouraging, the others show lack in helping and educating the students and only care about getting their pay-check. There is a huge bullying problem at this school and staff has proven time and time again that they do not care about the safety, welfare, and education of the students. Even worse is that the principal and vice principal only worry about getting the best test scores and beating other school's test scores. They put on rallies encouraging kids to do their best for the state tests. How can they if more than half of the teachers aren't competent enough to teach?! They show no effort tying to improve the quality of this school. Parents get little say in the actions of the school, and PTA meetings are a waste of time. My child tells me that the food their is atrocious. She tells me the food the receive is over-processed and unhealthy, like uncooked hot dogs and spaghetti. They never offer healthy vegetables and if they do, it's celery and extremely small cup of coleslaw. One of my biggest regrets is allowing my child to go to this school without doing more research about how horrible this school is.
This is school has many bullying issues and I've been here for 2 years and going to 8th grade and my experience was terrible. Each year, there's a food fight and a number of students with behavior problems. Lots of people cut in line and the wait of 30 minutes to go to lunch takes up lunch time. The school is also dirty and the bathrooms are absolutely pathetic. But some of the teachers here actually care and are great at teaching. The only reason that makes them yell all the time is the students who don't shut up. There's going to be a change for the 2014-2015 year for Sheppard which will provide classes like Drama and Art so hopefully this year it won't suck. So all the students coming to Sheppard, don't be one of those kids who don't care about learning and tries too hard to be cool. The only reason why I regret going to this school is because of the society in this school. Good Luck! - from a student
This school isn't the best but it isn't the worst either. Some staff are dedicated while others just stand in the background. Some violence has happened around here from my perspective. The staff here are like the students here: some are dedicated while others are just struggling. The one thing this school and staff are trying to do is deal with the recent and constant changes that has been happening in the district and this state. Anyways this school has some really good potential. They have been number one when it comes to star testing. Highest score out of 800 which is very impressive. So there are some really good things and there are some things that I wish were taken into consideration. Nothing more nor less to be said
This school is the worst, bullying is a big problem, when brought to the staff's attention nothing is done it just gets worst. Also, no help for grade improvement. VERY Poor School
Worst school i have ever been to. Got bullied for three years. The teachers are ****.
i currently attempt sheppard it is awesome!!! we have advisory which means that if your a good student you get a fun class like an elective i have drums rite now! i love it! if u dont get a fun class they give u a helping class which helps you in math or what ever you need help in the schools staff is great they are fast and do everything rite away! the principals are very dedicated Mrs. Almason is great she gives advise when you need it. Mrs. Zarmianto is great also. they both go to our games and cheer for the schools team ( specially Mrs. zarmianto she has a loud voice that really gets you going in the game :) ] all the teachers are very helpful and very nice!
this school has great scores. they have lots of great students who have positive personalities
I was a previous student at Sheppard before, and from all the changes that had occurred Sheppard is a pretty good school. It's becoming better and better by the year. It isn't that bad as it seem though. Staff members are decent as well. Violence is decreasing too!
Sheppard Middle School along with the other schools in the ALUM Rock School District should be taken over by the state. The entire school district suffers from poor leadership.
Yes I agree with the above. With constant chopping and changing, it's really hard to follow any plan, as there is a new plan every year.
I am an eigth grader here.The teachers are not very good. We keep changing principals but they aren't understanding, it's like they don't care.
With the constant changes taking place within the Alum Rock School District, it's hard to create relationships with the school staff when there's so much shuffling going on. Sheppard Middle has yet another new Interim Principal this year. Which means another year of reintroduction to work style, personality, etc. I feel that if Sheppard Middle were able to retain its credited staff for longer periods of time, learning will NOT be a goal but an accomplishment this time around. More parent involvement is definitely needed and we need to make the contact.
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