I have had two children pass through NF middle school. I have been generally pleased with the level of education and the quality of the teaching staff with one BIG exception. The middle school Algebra teacher, Mrs. Cochis, cannot manage her classroom and cannot control herself. She yells and screams at her students and warns that they will be "losers" in life. There were several times I considered complaining to the administration but never did because my kids were well-behaved and getting good grades in her class. I wish I had complained though, especially hearing from other students/parents about what was going on in that classroom. .
I'm currently in eighth grade at this school, and frankly, I think it's the worst school I've ever been to. The teachers are either extremely strict and belittle the children over crazy things, or they're totally pushovers and don't teach anything! The homework is either piled on way too much, or not given enough, depending on the class. Honestly, I can't wait to get out of this place!
I am in seventh grade on the red team and I think that NFMS is an excellent School. Yes the teachers are a little strict but its a good thing. ALso the field trips are amazing. I have been to Midevil Times, Mystic Seaport/ Aquarium, Kettle Town, IMax and out on Long Island Sound on the scooner trip. I love NFMS!!! :)
I'm an eighth grader here. The teachers are a little strict but thats good because it helps students do what they need to do to succeed. Also, it is a fun and safe learning environment for kids. We constantly have drills for emergencies so we are prepared and no one gets hurt.
My children are entering the 7th and 8th grade. One of my children needs special attention and finally in the Middle school, they received it. Staff will work with you and get involved with the students. However, at times it does appear that the parents must make the first attempt at communication. For the most part we are happy with the Middle school and it is one of the better schools in this year.
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