north valley middle school- core knowledge curriculum is frustrating but teachers are committed and talented. Our parent and community involvement lacks at times. We could do so much better with updates and improvement
As of 2014, my school is friendly and welcoming. The principal, Rich Dufault, has an open door policy. He is supportive and kind to his teachers. He spends every recess outside with the students and attends every meeting for each department to keep a tab on staff input and curriculum development. I am proud to have my child attend. Additionally, the amount of parents, students and staff that wear school spirit attire regularly is encouraging. Parents in this community are hard working. This school could benefit from more parental involvement, however, I think most parents are involved as much as they are capable of being. Lastly, teachers rapidly respond to parental inquiries which is good for community communication and our children.
The teachers work hard, but as a parent I know that they get little support from administration. It's common to see monthly test scores displayed outside classrooms rather than creative work. The bad morale and poor leadership affects the students throughout the day.