Fox Ridge strives to provide gifted and talented students as well as all students with the rigor they will need to succeed in high school. Emphasis is placed on teaching critical thinking skills as well as a curriculum rich in problem solving, writing, reading and technology. All students are provided the opportunity to grow, for those who need additional support we offer intervention classes as well as support from teachers at lunch, before and after-school. Our teachers are dedicated to each of their students learning their content and igniting a love of learning.
October 03, 2011
This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.
There are definitely some very good teachers at this school (although the math department suffers from a serious lack of resources which they blame on common core) and I would like to give the school a higher rating but for the poor leadership and our continual experience of having nonacademic agendas pushed in our faces. At back to school night the principal displayed some visuals and quotes by Nelson Mandela which , to say the least, as leader of the MK armed branch of the ANC that used violence as a means to an end, is a controversial topic for middle school, especially during these fragile times when our community leaders should be working toward unity. Mandela was no Martin Luther King: why didn’t she choose King to quote at back to school night? Other teachers or counselors who, in apparent complicity with the CCSD, are vigorously pushing their own special agendas in the classrooms such as indoctrinating young children with GLSEN -style propaganda. There seem to be deliberate steps by a secretive admin here to hide things from parents and communication is blacked out. Is it a safe environment? We have to debrief our kids when they come home from CCSD schools like this one, so that depends on what you mean by safe...
Administration is AWFUL. The principal's focus is not on education, but rather brainwashing about the "horrors of white privilege" and ensuring that her favorite teachers (not necessarily the best teachers, just the ones who will keep their mouths shut) remain year after year. The good teachers are either fired after a year or two, or just quit to find a more satisfying employment opportunity. This school needs new administration to empower the good teachers, control the "entitled" students, and refocus on educating children. Readers will notice that Fox Ridge's ratings have been dropping over the last few years...that accurately reflects the declining state of the school. Our kids are fighting hard to perform well, but their success is often DESPITE the school's culture rather than BECAUSE of it.
We moved to Colorado this year and are extremely disappointed in this school. The teachers are uncaring, emails and phone calls go unanswered, they do not teach instead show videos and have the students read textbook after textbook. They also speak to the students unprofessionally. The same goes for the administration. The students think they are in charge. They are constantly on their phones, dress and act inappropriately, and are out of control. What a disappointment. We will not be attending this school next year. What a waste of a school year for my child.
Fox Ridge is an awesome school there are tons of activities to participate in and it is a lot of fun...... although it could have some small improvement on helping students with homework grades ,etc. overall I would recommend this school to anyone looking for an amazing public school. ;) GO FOXES!!!!!!! :) ;)
Fox Ridge is an awesome school. The teachers come here for the students and education not the money. Technology is available for students to use with friendly teachers and staff to assist. The teachers really try their best to lighten up every students day!!! Go Foxes!
Fox Ridge is an awesome school. The teachers are awesome along with the environment. There is definitely help provided if students are struggling with school. From what I have heard, I am having a better middle school experience and I believe it's due to this school. GO FOX RIDGE!
My son's academic growth stalled at the time he entered Fox Ridge, and pretty much stagnated the entire time he attended this school. I'm actually surprised that Fox Ridge received a 2 rating in educational growth when it surely deserved a 1 rating. Many other parents of high-achieving students have the same complaint. Your child would be better educated in almost any other middle school inside or outside this district.