i hated this school. it ruined my middle school life! if you are considering putting your child here, dont. try rio norte or something else. i switch after being held back from laack of teaching. the teachers at lamesa dont know how to help students and they are mean. try rio norte. thats where i switch after la mesa. its one of the best schools in calfornia
I am so disappointed in this school. My daughter and other students we know have been subjected to bullying and nothing is done about it. Security is lax, as you can see from all the fights that have been taking place between students. Many kids don't feel safe there and unfortunately the problem seems to be getting worse. There doesn't seem to be much communication between parents & teachers. Most parents don't realize their student is failing until they get a report card and then it's too late to do anything about it. That's it for me, I'm currently looking for a private school.
My son recently completed 2 years at this school. He enjoyed his 2 years immensely, and we are truly sad to leave. The administration was very helpful, the teachers were both challenging and nurturing, and I agree with the other post, the band program is stellar!! Lobos are awesome!
I am a 7 grader at this school and i it! the teachers, counselers, principal and the extracirricular activities are outstanding!
I am currently a 7th grader at La Mesa. I love this school. Even though they have taken off the uniforms ( due to polls) they still care about their dress code immensely. Our teachers and Counselors are very helpful, and are always there. They openly tell us everyday where and when they are open in their classrooms to help us. We are teenagers now, young adults, we should have the responsibility to come during our break to come for help. Our principal is always boosting us up with ' what kind of day is it? It's a great day for learning!' Many Extracurricular activities such as Running and Tennis Club. This school is far by the best in everything. PE, electives, teachers.
The principal is very involved with this school. His motto: 'Every day is a great day for learning here at La Mesa' The band program is stellar.
As a parent, I have found that my daughter's experience at LaMesa does not mirror the experiences of the comments below. The school makes every effort to help each child. The student counselor works with the student and, if necessary, the parents. The teachers and staff make every effort to clear up any problems that may occur. I have nothing but praise for this school.
The teachers obviously don't care about the students. There is absolutely no parent involvement unless the parent insists on it. They do not inform the parents if their child's grade is dropping within a short period of time or if your child is having a learning problem even when requested. They find it easier to fail a child then help them or deal with the parents.
The lack of communication in this school is unexceptable and inexcusable. They refuse to call you if your child is failing! Parents, remember we are paying their salaries. My son was struggling in two classes since the 2nd quarter. I've called, met with his teachers, counselor (what a joke) and the principal himself who all promised me to monitor him closely. Guess what, they didn't. They dropped the ball again and again. We have two weeks left of school and they are now telling me he won't be able to participate in the ceremony because he failed two classes in the 2nd quarter. I am livid. I've been begging them to help him, and nothing was done. This is disgraceful. They won't get away with this. Don't let this happen to you. Our children are suffering because of their lack of communication and respect.
Being the parent of a number of children, La Mesa Junior High School was the worst experience of any school any of my children attended. The teachers do not communicate with parents. Discipline was far more important than the student. My son was an honor student, but I didn't feel the quality of his education was as good as what my other children received at other junior high schools in the Wm. S. Hart District. Teachers never returned calls and the former Principal specifically said, 'if you don't like it here, go somewhere else.' I would never send another student to this school.
I'm currenty an 8th grade student at La Mesa. I personaly feel there is a lack of communication between administration, students, and parents. like wise a lack of communication between teachers and parents. for instance when I enrolled the person my mother talked to neglected to inform us of the school uniform. I also think the administration is too tough on students. No cell phones, No music players, No this, No that. we are discouaraged self expression. Though the school is primaraly white (unusual in this community) and definitely better than the surrounding schools I fell their policies are far too strict.
looking at my child's recent progress report... 3 F's.. i have yet to receive a call from a teacher or the school in regards to my child's failing education.... nor has a meeting been scheduled to discuss an action plan between student, parent, and teacher to get my child on track so that she can be successful... this will not happen until i make that first call.... and after that first call... they will appear to be interested.. only to drop the ball, once again..... their lack of communication and their lack of interest in making sure that every child has a chance to be successful.. and not giving that child who is struggling... a chance at success. they simply do not care... they are unable to provide proper tools to a child that is having a hard time. every child deserves a chance to be successful...the foundation that is set at this level will determine their success in the next level.
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