The new system of escorting students between classes prevents arguing and fighting within student body. The elimination of honors and advanced classes is not working as the teachers can't teach them properly. They are forced to 'teach down the middle' while some students are not learning and others are simply bored. Is it expected that the students will work together to teach and learn from each other? This is unfair to our students as they are missing valuable pieces of education, and even more frustrating for teachers who don't know 'how' to teach many levels of students simultaneously. They need to group the students according to their level as these children are either denied reaching full potential and lower levels are not receiving individual attention they need for better learning. Also, not allowing chorus/band and other field trips for our children is completely incomprehensible.
A new principal at a school with so many problems is incomprehensible. DuPont needs a strong leader who is willing to raise the level of expectation. Assignments are overly simplistic. Behavior problems and distractions in class keep the few who really want to learn from being successful.
I have one daughter that went to DuPont 7th and 8th grade and is now at Paxon going into the 9th grade. She did great at DuPont and is going into Paxon's IB program. My second daughter is now in the 8th grade at DuPont and has been there since the 6th grade. She has also done very well and we have had very few problems with discipline at the school and it has been very safe for my daugters. There is a new principal and she has implemented some new programs that is supposed to allow the children easier access to their lockers and bathrooms. They are doing this by allowing only one grade to change classes at a time so that the halls are not packed. We will see how this really works.
After 2 years of unprofessional actions of facutly members, the inaccessability of teachers and the consistent threats and acts of violence from the numerous thugs, I am withdrawing my child, and home schooling him. He'll be safer. Don't send you kids there. It's a time bomb....
As a former student and parent,duPont middle is an exceptional school. duPont has an incredible standard, advanced, and honors program. The athletics are well coached, and developmental to children. -Cheyenne Dupee
The school is extremely strict due to children with poor behavior at this school. There is little parent participation and it is much needed. The scheduling system needs revamped. More teachers need to participate in schoolnotes.com at this school for better parent communication. It is hard to see if your child is truly doing their homework or not if you can not have access to what assignments they should be doing. Teachers are diverse here - really dedicated, teaching too long here, too passive, or are just there for a paycheck. Parents need to be more involved and be allowed to come to school as if it were elementary again.
We've been very happy with the teachers. They really understand middle school kids and are very patient. The music program is superb!! Athletics are very good, too.
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