So I was a student here at Galileo for one year, and we all know 7th grade is one of our worse years, right? Well this school didn't prove me wrong. The teachers are very, very nice! (Most the time) but I found out that other schools were way ahead of us in all subjects. Which made me kinda feel iffy about their teaching tactics... I also got bullied, and for weeks I felt like I was going to get jumped due to a past event that involved me almost getting beat up before. I had a few friends in my own grade, but I liked to hangout with the 8th graders because I felt protected. I had a fear of my own peers. I think the school does all they can for bullying because it does happen a lot in physical form (fighting)
I can say that the elective classes are pretty cool though, and the after school clubs like drama, track, basketball, yearbook club, anything you could think of. Other than the kids, and slow teaching, I feel like this is an okay school if you have friends, because people will pick you apart. And the teachers for the most part are actually really fun, but get the work done
They are giving my son with a disability referrals without notifying me; I found this by requesting his educational record. I had to order it twice as it was and still is incomplete. Both times other children's information was given to me by mistake. Staff has said to my face that they will not protect my son from bullies because his behavior is so bad that they only tolerate him. The staff bullies me for advocating for my child. I finally pulled him when they said that it was an accident when a child chased my son down the hall and poked him in the eye with a pencil. My son says this was on purpose but they don't believe him. DO NOT SEND ANY CHILD HERE, IT IS JUST NOT SAFE AND THE STAFF DOES NOT CARE.
The first two years my kid when to school there they liked to "experiment" with different teaching methods. All boys in one class all girls in another class. The year following was the laptop experiment to where the kids carry around a big laptop all day. My kid isn't a test subject! I'm not overly crazy that the teachers allow the students to retake tests until they score better on them or give the same credit to kids that turn in assignments late to those that do the work on time. This school is too busy trying to be cool and not a school. The school may have changed it's name (use to be East middle school) but it's still the same poor quality it use to have. Test scores prove it. Very disappointed.
my child went to this school for 2 LONG years. The teachers are ok.The principals are a joke as well as their counselors.They might as well take lessons in manners from the students.They talk about you behind your back and make you feel extra unwelcome.Grow up Galileo staff you're all adults now not the students.I opted to enroll my daughter somewhere with adult staff even though its further out of my way.I wouldnt send my child there again for a million dollars!
I also was disappointed about the lack of music programs but they will offer band/orchestra and choir next school year and I am very excited as is my child. I sat in with my child on take your family to school day and was impressed with the teachers and the technology.