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
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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.
We have been very pleased with Fox Ridge. Our son started going there last year and experienced some bullying. We were very impressed with how quickly the dean was involved, and how well the situation was handled. We loved every single teacher in the 6th grade, and highly recommend this school on both its academic and social merit.
About half the student body is high achieving. Those high-achieving students carry the school. The school would be a total failure without those students. The children own this school, and do whatever they feel like doing because there are no consequences. Several sources explained that the school minimizes violent behavior because the district is concerned about appearances. A few teachers are good, but the rest are woefully inadequate. The adults aren't in control of this institution, the kids are, and they do whatever they want. The children regularly use their phones to text and play video games on school computers during class time. Theft is rampant. Children aren't taught desirable character traits. You can forget about communication. Most emails and phone calls will forever remain unanswered. There's a reason they don't use email for parent-teacher or parent-admin communication -- no paper trail. My GT child's test scores dropped drastically during his short tenure at this institution, so I took him out and placed him in a charter school. Preschool is more challenging than this 'educational' institution.