The school should better coordinate homework so each teacher or department is aware of what the others are assigning. Having student with 4-5 hours of homework nightly is not conducive to learning subjects.
Speaking to students and parents it becomes obvious that bullying is rare and when it occurs students will speak out about the situation. Teachers stress the importance of acceptance of all students and the atmosphere is one of no tolerance for unwelcome behaviors.
DMS is a great school made up of equally great students. The January 7, 2016 review is simply untrue. I have taught here for eight years - not ONE incident involving a weapon at school has ever happened. As for the scoliosis screening (which is to protect your child's health by screening them for early signs of spinal deformation), offering this is required of all public schools by United States educational law, so I am not sure how the school is the "bad guy" for giving children a free and important health service. For what it is worth (and it is worth a great deal), this school is competitive and outperforms most other schools academically, artistically and by means of athletics and community development. Strongly consider this school, as your child will benefit...and stay alive, I assure you :)
When I went to this I was very disappointed. The students swear and do many other inappropriate things. This school has a large reputation for dangerous weapons such as knives in classrooms. Many students play on their phones. Students will have to take a survey in which there are more inappropriate questions than one could count. There is also a day in which the students are forced to remove their shirts and show to young "doctors" their backs in order to check for scoliosis. Do not send your children here if you want them to stay innocent and/or alive.
okay. I have had it. the fact that this stupid school doesn't see bullying is just sad. They never notice the bullying and when i was in class, this kid was getting bullied. THE TEACHER DID NOTHING.. Never put your child here.. EVER! It is a sick sick place.
This school is boring! No clubs, parties, events, etc. This school doesn't even have lockers and students have to carry heavy backpacks. For some classes, the grade averages are so low, 50%-60% is a good grade! This school is also filled with more delinquents then there are innocent ones. Do NOT put your child in this school if you do not want them to be made fun of because of the way they look, act, what they wear, how they talk! This school has a whole lot of kids who think they will become rich famous by making "music" and yet they are rude and their grades are terrible! Ugh...I hate this school so much -.-
The curriculum is lacking real world concepts and the teachers do not seem in touch with collaboration. They also found it necessary for some reason to condense the C-range of grades to include the D range of grades. 70% - 74% = D: 75% - 80% = C . How stupid is that, please explain how this is supposed to teach a child to learn.
The teachers are mean, the students are mean, teachers don't see or hear when the kids swear, "twerk", grind on eachother. It's disgusting. Not to mention the fact that teachers can't see bullying. Also, when the really bad kids do bad things, teachers do nothing! Terrible school. Friends are kind of hard to make since many students are stuck up and don't make new students feel welcome. The only thing I like about this school is when the day is over.