October 07, 2014
I live in Trumbull and decided not to go to the public middle school and attend Discovery instead. I left after 6th grade. Nobody followed instructions. Although the teachers were kind, they taught VERY slowly. I was eventually moved up to 7th grade level math, and that class was okay. However, I got 85s on pretty much every test and did better than 98% of the 7th graders in that class. Most of the girls were friends and were on good terms with one another, but with the boys, you were either in or out. About half the girls were in, and were respected by the boys; they could have conversations with them, etc. The other half were teased constantly. I fell on the wrong side of that spectrum. I eventually hated going to school. The only thing I liked about it was the bus, which just happened to have the right social dynamic for me to be friends with everyone. However, the bus system itself was sloppy, unorganized, and straight up bad. Some days, the bus would come an hour late in the morning. I never knew when to go outside, b/c the times were different every day. I would suggest improving the bus system, better discipline, and more freedom for students-no hallway lines in 6th grade!!!
- submitted by a community member