The only ones to be grateful to at this school are the parents who are willing to do so much in support of the good teachers. Also there are some teachers who go above and beyond but as previously mentioned by another reviewer, they aren't in the upper grades. Definitely not in middle school. And the last person to be grateful to is the principal. Read comments from 2011 when she took over and then recent ones. I think there is a clear trend. Teachers leaving in droves then and now. No support from admin then and now. You will see the patterns in many of the comments. It should be crystal clear at this point who the real problem is. She should be held accountable but by who? As far as I know she now reports to no one. It is my opinion that the administrator will never admit to her flaws. It seems clear to me that the reason teachers leave and will continue to leave has a lot to do with her bad attitude and poor leadership skills. In addition I have heard from many teachers and also seen for myself what seems to be blatant favoritism from the principal. She is childish and petty. The school is in desperate need of better leadership! The students, parents and teachers deserve better! This has gone on for too long with not enough people speaking up.
Not much needs to be said about this school here. Ask around and you will find out everything you need to know. Please notice that there are a bunch of positive comments about the school all in a row on January 7, 2016. That doesn't seem strange to you? I counted 9. As someone who was personally asked to write a positive report about the school by administration because there were so many negative ones I can say that seems like exactly what's going on here. They are losing more and more great teachers each year. Why would so many leave? It becomes clear that it is not a coincidence but a problem within.
Of course there are some days where my child may bring home a lot and others where they have none - they say they are an accelerated program so I'm not surprised to see it. My older child was so prepared for high school!
I love this school. My child has been here since Kindergarten and is now in 5th grade. The teachers and staff push the students to their fullest potential. The gifted teacher is amazing and I love that they are doing above grade level work within the classroom.