Luckily I graduated before the new principal started changing things. The teachers are ok but most of them have left or are leaving. I didn't have any issues with bullying but I did see a lot of other kids getting bullied. There are usually fights between the students. Most of the students are disrespectful to the teachers. I don't recommend sending your child here its a very bad school. The academy is gone so don't even bother taking the time to go see the school.
Administration teaches students that different people have different rules to follow; rules only apply for some people. The Principal changed her son's grades in multiple classes throughout his term at the school.
Magnet program is comparable to any ordinary public school's regular curriculum. Discipline is lax. Administration doesn't support teachers. Teachers were encouraged to 'show documentaries' rather than teach
There were five student started fires in the 2014-15 school year. The fire alarm went off for two of them, and only one was acknowledged to be a fire. What kind of school pulls the plug on the /fire alarm/?
I put my child in this school on recommendation of his fifth grade teacher. It was the worst mistake i have ever made. The principal and magnet coordinator changed the summer before school started. I really don't think i have ever encountered more incompetent and useless administrators. They were defensive, did not return phone calls, ignored messages, did not want to meet in person and had absolutely zero sympathy about bullying and the general chaos at this school. Ignore the good reviews some people post... they have never seen a well run school. Don't just walk away from this school...run. Seriously.
I feel the need to write a review because of all the negative reviews. My child has excelled in the magnet program. Dr. Peterson is a godsend to this school she has zero tolerance for bad behavior and foresters a positive learning environment.