I am so pleased with Conrad Ball Middle School, I have found that the whole education is created to find the strengths in my child and teach him how to apply his knowledge in a manner to maximize his learning needs. As a parent of a special needs child I am very impressed with the dedication to see my child succeed. Woot!! Team ConBall!!
This school is great. They have help all three of my children and go above and beyond every day. We could use more homework, but I agree that sometimes kids just need to be kids. The ratings on here are not accurate at all.
I am impressed with the staff and school. They are trying something new and willing to do whatever is best for kids. Thank you to the dedicated staff at CBMS and for making my child love school.
I'm reading these reviews for the first time and I'm shocked. Conrad Ball is not full of bullies and mean teachers. I have a college student who went to ConBall, and I currently have an 8th and a 6th grader at the school. I'm very involved at all of the schools my kids attend/have attended, K-12, in the classrooms and in parent volunteer groups/organizations. I've seen ConBall through a couple of principals (some I was glad to see go!), and I can honestly say that the students are blessed to be under the guidance of the current administration. Conrad Ball has recently won some prestigious awards, including the most recent Innovation Grant, an honor bestowed on only 7 schools in the country. Do some real research when deciding on where to send your children to learn. Visit the school, talk to the parents who are truly involved. Schools are schools and they all have some problems, but Conrad Ball is a safe, innovative school, and it's the only place I'd send my kids!
Worst school I have ever gone to. I am trying to get out! Open enrollment is open now.
This school is full of bullies including the teachers! It is dog eat dog in this school seems anything bad goes and no one cares... worst school ever!
I agree :( worst school ever, I have been bullied to the point of serious depression. I am trying to get out and go some where else.
I don't really like this school because I get picked on and no one cares to does anything about it
I dont think the teachers, counslors, nor principals really care. When a child is struggling with their grades, pick up the phone with your concerns. I did as a parent, but we still don't feel that teachers, counselors, nor the principals care enough to make that initiative call or conference a meeting. This school also uses a lot of student (interns) teachers. A LOT!
This is a horrible school never send your children here. Although some teachers are very polite, most are unprofessional and rude. They never do anything about bullying. There "motto" is no place for hate, well my daughter is a hispanic and even teachers dont like her because of that. there is also many fight that happen there.
My daughter started her 8th Grade after moving from several schools and states. Her experience with the students at Conrad Ball has been very negative and my interactions with the staff have been unprofessional and distant. She has only attended 4 months and we are glad that she will only spent a year here. We have a plan to remove her if she is met with more bullying. She is a very sociable and bright child that is now not enjoying school for the first time. The kids are mean and bullying is tolerated and bad behavior is accepted. My daughter has had a few very positive experiences based solely on a couple of exceptional teachers.
Excellent school, doing fantastic work with Technology! Great friendly staff, I highly recommend checking them out, getting a tour, talking to CURRENT parents before you count them out.
even though this school has great club opportunities, I have to say my child wasn't challenged. My opinion is Conrad Ball is behind in curriculum. I feel this year was a wash.
Staff and faculty need constant reminders of medical conditions ( even serious ones) and educational needs. They say they read I.E.P but, fail to meet even the basic reqirements on it. You have to always stay on top of things in this school or your child will fall through the cracks. You are treated like a bother for making sure your childs I.E.P is met.They will never admit to any wrong doing and turn it onto the parent. This school by far has been the worst school for my child who has unique learning needs and also has medical issues. I have talked to other parents and I am not the only parent who has gone through this. Children should have to struggle this bad in a learning environment.
although the teachers have been helpful and understanding. the kids are pure mean and nothing get s done about it. same kids same prob and no one cares. DONT SEND your kid here if its a girl. to much drama, I know all schools have some but the rumers spread here are verry hurtful..
All interactions I have had with Conrad Ball have turned out positive. Things will not always be 100% excellent, however I do know the staff and administration at this school go above and beyond what is expected of them. If there is an issue to be dealt with- large or small- there will always be someone there to help find a solution. Staff are prompt to reply and very open to helping ALL students no matter the situation. I would have no qualms in sending a child to this school- I know they would be fed (even if they didn't have lunch money), cared for (even if they were having an "off day"), and acquired new knowledge of some kind throughout the day. With everything that goes on in a student's life, the staff at Con Ball do an amazing job of meeting the student where they are and working up. Keep up the superb work T-Birds!
I have a 6th grader and an 8th grader at Conrad Ball, and we have been continually impressed by the staff at this school. Yesterday, for example, I emailed the principal with a question, and by the end of the day, two of my son's teachers had personally contacted me to be certain my son had everything he needed to succeed in their classes. We have observed this level of dedication from every teacher and staff member with whom we have interacted at CBMS. In addition to academics, CBMS offers a full roster of extra-curricular activities, clubs, and sports, and the teachers who facilitate these groups are nothing short of outstanding. Further, Mr. Elias, who took the job as principal last year, has done a phenomenal job of ascertaining student needs are met by making changes to the bell schedule, grade-level teams, etc. He isn't afraid to challenge the status quo and continually makes improvements to best address the needs of the students. I cannot say enough about how pleased we are with CBMS.
Conrad ball has excellent teachers and staff. The teachers go out of their way to help students during and after school. They recently received a grant for IPads to help aid with textbooks and also to keep up to date on new information.
My sons have thrived at Conrad Ball Middle School. The teachers are very responsive to e-mails, phone calls and visits when there were any concerns. My oldest, now in high school, in 8th grade found his own motivation and talents through the team of teachers that worked with him. He came home with an "F" on his first science lab, but with the support of the teachers and communication with us, he was able to work very hard and "find his own talents" and by end his 8th grade year with 1 B and the rest A's! He is now in the Gifted and Talented Program and enjoying the Pre-AP classes he is now in. We don't think he would have been identified as Gifted and in Pre-AP WITHOUT the teachers and administration at Conrad Ball Middle School! Wonderful School without any doubts!
Conrad Ball is a wonderful school with caring teachers and staff. My child was very shy and after sharing that with his teachers, they went out of their way to encourage him and he became an outgoing young man who carried that through high school and into college.
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