If this is by teachers or staff belitting, yelling or degrading students, then it is a pure miss. I have seen too often for students to be yelled at for no reason. Case in point, I personally witness a teacher yelling at my son as he left at the end of the day, excused as a car rider, until I corrected the teacher to never yell at my son in any other tone, otherthan respectful.
It says alot about a teacher and school system when you can have a degree in anything yet stand in a classroom and teach children. No matter the certifications taken, it still says alot about a school system.
When a parent practically begs for homework and doesn't get it, this is a problem. How are children to learn effectively? Minimal work at school and use of online third party sites leaves little to no work for the children. Get back to educating children appropriately.
If you have a child with special needs, save the enrollment. This is day camp at its best but one of the worst environments that you can put your child in. Staff is so far behind in the learning curve of what children with special needs need to progress that the child is the only one being impacted negatively. Suspecting a staff member to put their hands on a student is unacceptable at any cost but to force that teacher to retire instead of holding accountable is just one reason to tag this school as awful and deplorable.
Bullying is discussed in the classroom. We have not come across a situation that warrants our need to alert the school administration but feel comfortable we could do so should the need arise. It is middle school. So there are a variety of families represented. My child has learned about all sorts of things but we have maintained communication before middle school started and throughout the year.
KMS is able to meet the needs of children with exceptional learning needs from one spectrum to another. There is special attention / care / experience provided for children with autism for instance, children learning English and everything in between.
Very satisfied with the principal and last year's female vice pricipal (who is not there there year) ... not thrilled with male vice principal as comes across rude and uncaring. Male Dean seems to care but comes across as cynical (expecting the worse of students) ... in is defense I will say that he must see the worst samples of middle school beaviour in his office but surely there must be way to balance...
The administration and the teachers promote a healthy environment. This is middle school. We were not pleased with the adoption of a "straight outta kernan" t shirt last year.. not sure who came up with the idea whether PTA or students or administration. The children are awarded for good behavior.