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20 OVERALL RATINGS

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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teachers at this school are effective:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Leadership at this school is effective:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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There are 35 reviews about all of the school topics.

Supports LD students: Neutral


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Personally, I do not know in depth about this topic, because I am not one of these students, but listening to my friends makes me think that our school is doing a fairly good job on the matter.

Develops character: Disagree


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Although this school talks to the students quite a bit about respecting other people and other kindness values, I think they don't quite have a firm hand on this topic yet, and a lot of people are doing these important values.


Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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The teachers here are fairly effective on the students and a majority of them encourage hard-working students and want to help the slackers. Yet I think that the teachers need to be a bit more strict in order to make sure that their students are doing at least a satisfactory job in their classroom.

Amount of homework: Neutral


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I feel that sometimes there is not enough homework and that is why some kids here are not very hardworking. I think a majority of the students here understand topics during class, but in my opinion, we also need to focus more in building up that knowledge at home as well.



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The academics here aren't necessarily challenging except for some of the math curriculum. Although these classes are not difficult there are many people that I know that slack off during school and mess around too much, and I feel that could eventually impact the hard-working students. The teachers overall are satisfactory, except a few teachers that will not be named are not as good as you would hope. The facilities are nice, but I think instead of two gyms they could expand the auditorium. The office staff are rather strict, and it can sometimes be quite irritating. I know that this school has a lot of potential and has a lot of things to work on as well, so I would recommend this middle school if your student is studious and can make the right decisions


Handles bullying effectively: Agree


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Bullying seems to be less of an issue than I would have thought

Effective school leaders: Neutral


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The students are from backgrounds where they ought to be doing more (science). Principal somewhat over controlling. Sometimes order valued over other things.

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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Some excellent teachers (English). Less so for other subjects. They had a few really bad ones who are finally gone.


Amount of homework: Agree


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Some classes have busy work homework. There is no consistent policy on homework for subjects like math. Generally not onerous. There is too much use of computers to do homework which is hard when you don't have computer access or you want to see what your child is doing



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The school is reasonably well rounded in terms of academics and activities. The band is very good. intermurals are open to all kids. English and math can be challenging. Social studies and science are much less so. There isn't too much homework. No real drug or drinking issues. There probably is too much control by the current principal.

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Last modified Southern Hills Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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