The entire area is experiencing a population explosion. Some schools are handling the tidal wave of new students better than others. RMMS seems to be stuck in a rut. Rather than coming up with innovative ways to handle the number of students and becoming more efficient, the administration is just working overtime to make up the difference. They're working harder rather than smarter. Everyone seems overwhelmed and barely holding it together. Which is extremely unfortunate because, the wave of students coming is enormous, and it's only just beginning; RMMS is already struggling, and the worst is yet to come.
This sounds selfish, but I am really grateful that my students are in front of the tidal wave of students coming in, my children will be fine, but in three years… I am just glad I won't have any children attending this school, because, unless there's a dramatic change of attitude, it's going to implode.
It's not like RMMS has much choice in the matter, their budget continues to shrink while their number of students quadruples; but other schools in the area are doing more with less.
As a whole, the school is good, and is doing the best they can. But when the public schooling finally collapses, RMMS will be one of the first to fall.
So, if you have students who are under the age of ten (currently in the fourth grade) and you're planning on moving to this area, just plan on homeschooling your children, because the public school system is going to collapse before your child makes it to middle school.
This area desperately needs several new elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. We fought tooth and nail to get one new high school. It will be enough for my children to get a public education, but if you have children under ten, they're part of an enormous tidal wave of population growth that will overwhelm and collapse the public school system here. I don't see any new elementary schools or middle schools being built, only the one high school; which will barely accommodate the current population, nothing is being done about the enormous wave of students that is coming.
The collapse of public education is imminent, and RMMS will be one of the first to fall. They're stuck in second gear and rapidly approaching the redline rev limit.
The district has three years to build at least six new schools, if they wish to not drown; not going to happen.