my child had a horrible experience at this school. Academics were lacking, and many of the children were just plain cruel. I transferred my child to a catholic school in a near by town, and he has literally changed from an insecure, sad child with ok grades to a confident, happy child who is excelling in school. I wish I made the move earlier.
I'm an alumna of JRMS and it was the worst experience of my life. I was severely bullied on a regular basis. My parents notified school administrators and they did nothing to counsel me or stop the bullying. The academics were lackluster at best.
Because this school refuses to step 'outside the box', I filed with the Federal Government that my daughter''s Title VI Rights had been violated. Their Office of Civil Rights agreed and listed numerous areas where they had discriminated against my daughter. They were made to pay for summer school, and are required to submit a report monthly of what they are doing to identify children, testing them, the outcome of the tests and progress reports. This may last for several years. This is the third time I needed to challenge this school system for three different children. If your child doesn't fit 'in the box', don't have them go here.
this school was dreadful. the slightest bit out of the ordinary your child seems, the less the staff are willing to step in when things go awry with other students. until i witnessed my son being pushed to the ground by his peers and brought them all to the principal's office, nothing really got done as far as behavioral rectification, and even then i had to cajole the academic system quite a bit. i ended up sending my son elsewhere. this school is extremely poor as far as specialized needs go.
My child attended Read for four years. He is a hard working, independent learner, and the school helped him develop the skills and attitude he needs for high school and for life.
The lack of diversity and Lake Wobegon attutude of community negatively impacts on a well funded and staffed school. The physical plant lacks a gathering space large enough to hold the whole school community, the sports fields are no longer adequate to meet the needs of the school population.
John Read is a terrific middle school. There is a lack of real diversity that bothers me sometimes, but the depth of both knowledge and caring the staff shows for my son has been wonderful for all four of his years there. He has become a strong, caring, socially aware young man, and his school has helped rather than hindered him.
The teachers are wonderful! They give extra help sessions for the students who need them, and they discipline those who misbehave. The after-school activities are not great, but the world language's are very wonderful. I love the school, it's small, but it's a wonderful place!
Great school, not too big. Really good acedemics espically sciences.Clean and looks great.
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