This school is TERRIBLE! The current Magnet program is a total joke and they are starting a new theme: Information Technology and Computer Engineering for the 2016-2017 school year. If this is run as well as the last theme.......RUN AWAY!!! MANY promises have been made about this new program and the fact of the matter is nobody knows if those promises are true.They will say or do anything to attract students to this school. There are students with terrible behavior such as cursing, threatening, spreading rumors, and assaulting other students and stealing phones. Nothing is being done about it. Racial tensions are high. Students were evacuated from the school a few months ago because of a bomb threat. The teachers lie to parents when they have questions, and refuse to meet in person. They have excuses not to answer my questions. I was lucky enough to get my daughter into another magnet program in another school starting in August.
AWFUL, AWFUL SCHOOL. My child attended a very good elementary school that feeds into this dreadful disaster. There are fights all the time. The school is classified by the federal government as a "HIGH NEEDS" school and does not attract top teaching talent. From the open house we attended there were many, many promises made which simply are NOT true. Try to get a reassignment to another school.
This school is horrible. Dont understand how they continue to let Mrs. Brazil be principal. I have tried numerous times to meet with the principal and front desk staff always has an excuse as to why she is unavailable. Front desk staff is so rude and tries to intimidate parents. I personally have stood there and watched staff talk bad and very rude to parents that speak spanish and dont understand english. Staff and administration do not care for the kids. They belittle parents and staff. They gossip about kids, with kids and also instigate. Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Berkowitz are great administrators, they interact with the kids and they care for the kids. I wonder how many of us parents actually met the principal. Next step is the school district. Lets see if the principal will meet with me then!!
This is a horrible school. Look at the test scores, way below state average and dropping 3 of the past 4 years. How the principal stays here, for so many years, with so many problems, is beyond me. Bullying is rampant, as is drug use and fighting. And nothing is done. They can claim they offer various programs, but that really is a sham to try to disguise what is truly a horrible school with a principal who should have been removed long ago.
This school is beyond terrible. I first attended in 2010 for my 6th grade year. The guidance is terrible. They do not investigate any sort of situation, they even favor some students over others and will take their opinions over others! My sister goes there now and she is in her last year and boy, am I glad for that. Too many fights & bullying and nothing being done about it.