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.
This school is located in one of the more affluent areas of the District. If you have a student capable of attending school already knowing all of his/her subject matter or have the resources to provide outside instruction or tutoring you will love this school. Otherwise, the teacher quality and commitment varies wildly. Technology has been substituted for communication. The social environment can be brutal. This is a great school for 'gifted' children, but a poor school for children who need to be taught.