Depends on the teacher. Some leave a lasting impact and really try to engage and teach the kids outside the FSA standard testing requirements, some do the minimal amount requested by the state and school.
The new principle is a strong roll model for honesty and integrity. Zero bullying tolerance. Addresses issues as they arise, doesn't let them just sit on his desk to wait until time is found, he finds it.
I have one child who is now in 8th grade at CMS. So far he's done well. I have to push him and I have to make sure he's in target. Some teachers are harder to deal with than others but most of time I get a good response when questioning something. I have had a few who believe they are above reproach and are hard to deal with.
We have a new Principle who has ZERO tolerance for any misbehavior! He is a strong voice in the school and seems to be doing a very good job.
Each grade level AHS it's own VP and office staff. It's hit or miss on how they are. The guidance Councelor in 6th was aloof, 7th engaged but seemed overwhelmed and 8th so far zero contact even though my child is on a 504 Plan.
Campus is clean and a good size. Safe and closed to all outside influences during school hours. There is little to no contact in middle school. Unless there is an issue you don't hear from teachers. Not odd considering it's just getting students and parents ready for HS into college. No more babying .
My daughter has volunteered as a tutor all year in the library and has been an honor student and gifted since I can remember. Just a quick note to show how petty some of the staff can be. All the good she has done and in the one year that she has been going to this school she gets dress coded for wearing long black jeans with a half sleeve shirt that goes to her belt buckle which did not show skin but when the VP made her raise her hands all the way above her head, the shirt showed a small part of her belly button. REALLY! If this is what you want to pick on kids for, you need to seriously reevaluate what you deem appropriate verse inappropriate seeing what has occurred at the school in the past! How sad. How about praising the good kids for all the good things that they do!
I spent my whole middle school years here and honestly I wouldn't have wanted to spend it anywhere else. The teachers and administration wore great and always super helpful with what ever you needed and the people who attended the school weren't so bad either. There is a mixture of different types of people who attend this school so your destined to find people who you fit right in with. My 3 years at Carwise Middle were the best 3 years of my life.
I just finished my 8th grade year here, and it was an overall good experience. The teachers are very mixed throughout teaching styles, motivations, and policies. Mostly all of the teachers are liked in some form or another, and it seemed like every year there were at least three teachers always willing to help and care more about the student's motivation and inspiration more than their test scores. Always be open to each teacher's style because you'll notice that some teaching styles overlap, but each teacher has their own way of "spicing up" their class (whether the students enjoy it, that's a different story). When it comes to teachers, I have one piece of advice: choose your battles wisely. Student to teacher interaction can be one of the toughest things to master at this school. And to address the bullying, that could use more attention. I was bullied twice and the action they took was effective the first time, but not the second (and that one was the worst one). The second time, my friend and I were physically and mentally abused and nothing was done. But its a nice school with dedicated staff that care about what they do and their impact on the world.
Carwise Middle School leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to bullying. Some of the teachers don't really want to teach. When bullying was brought to teachers, guidance counselor and principal, they seemed to brush the problem under the carpet. They didn't want to deal with it.
Carwise middle school is like any other middle school, it has kids, teachers some bullies and, well a building! Yes I know their is bullying at this school, but you can't side from that, all other schools on this planet have bullies! The academics are great you can learn above your grade level and you don't even know it. It all just comes natural with the way the teachers teach! In the past 3 years after middle school I still mis it, being a middle schoolers at carwise is a hole lot better that being a high schooled in Dunedin! The teachers their are great some of them are a little ruff but hey that is the way that life works, think if their ruff know it's only to teach you what to expect in high school and after high school! At Dunedin high their are about 12 kids that came from carwise and all of those kids are the best in class, in the grading system it lists all the kids with the highest grade average and score in the school all the carwise kids bet the seniors and juniors and sophomores combined! I just want to say I miss you carwise! And I will never forget you! GO SHARKS!