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.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of William Sheppard Middle School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for William Sheppard Middle School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.