The administration is less than dismissive of parent concerns, complete disregard for what few provisions they agree to, lack of any concern when they are negligent to the point of causing physical harm to a child. Unconscionable.
This school is very badly organized, and as others have pointed out, appears to play favorites. They are not interested in your child's education or in developing their potential. Instead they appear to "work to the metric" and ironically the relatively poor outcomes on the school metrics reflect this. This school needs stronger leadership from the top.
Daughter attended 7th and 8th grade at Mountain Ridge. We actually moved here so she could get into their IB program. IB is an awesome and challenging curriculum, which prepares students for the global world with high level academics and community involvement. Science teacher, Mr. Kastelic, is a very passionate educator and really got my daughter interested in inquiry, the scientific method, and biology. I loved that Mountain Ridge allowed all kids to participate in sports, regardless of level. They do have some competitive levels as well, for those higher skill levels. I found the administrators to be very friendly and caring, and overall our experience at Mountain Ridge was awesome!
The administration at this school is absolutely terrible. The 7th grade assistant principal and the principal are unfair and rude. The way several issues with my student have been dealt with have left me with the intention to switch middle schools.
As a parent, several teachers have expressed concern for the well being of their students and have clearly stated that the administration plays favorites and will not do anything to help the teachers or students.
The 7th grade resource teacher is extremely lazy and does not even check in on my child. The speech language pathologist is demeaning and acts like she is doing me a favor to work with my student. And the Social Worker falls into the same categories....Rude and Lazy.
This is supposed to be a District 20 School. Look at the reviews and do something about what is going on in your middle school!
My child has been there since 6th grade, there has been the basic problems, as any normal school would have with kids. We came from a charter school and going in to a big school, has challenged my child. The teachers have all been good and there to help, they respond fast when emails are sent. I only wish there were more clubs and more athletic team sports. They have wrestling? why nobody really does that sport. Soccer is more popular, Cheerleading, Tennis,, lets focus on those. thats why i rated the way i did.