I was warned by my teacher friends that middle school teachers just don't care that much about your kiddos anymore, they have too many students to worry about...That has certainly not been the case at RMS! I have been blown away by their involvement. They email parents on a weekly basis (if not more) to keep us informed of upcoming events and tests, they respond to emails/questions/concerns within hours, and they have actually taken the time to get to know my kids! This school is amazing so far.
RMS used to be a great school. It was friendly, the principal was at all of the activities, most of the teachers really cared, and the school was really coming together under the leadership of Mrs. H. Many programs had been instituted and acceptance for different groups was improving (we are racially different). Now we don't see the new principal and he is unfriendly- Mr. Business. The teachers that were snotty are now really snobby even to other staff members, and the growth in new programs is slipping. Our 3rd child has one more year and we are glad we will be done with RMS soon. It has been sad to watch such a great school be ripped apart.
Next year I will be an 8th grader at Redlands Middle School and so far I absolutely love this school. The teachers actually treat us like human beings and they do very good teaching job too. This school also offers mixed choir, band and orchestra.