Southwood Middle School is changing in a positive direction. The new school administration is a bright light in the dim path of improvement for the school. I applaud the way the administration is trying to implement new things to improve the learning and well-being of all students.
I am a former alumni of Southwood (c/o 1990). I am sad to see these posts. It is disturbing to see students are disrespectful, unfocused, and racist. I am noticing that many of the posts by the students are poorly spelled and lacking punctuation. This speaks to the veracity of the criticism. I am a Math and Science teacher in the city. I might move back to CC Hills and help out. I liked the education I got at Southwood. I found the teachers competent. I would love to see what measures the current administration is taking.
Southwood is a real good school. Before I Went to Southwood, people keep telling me that it was such a bad school and when you get there youre nt goin to learn anything. I now go to Southwood. This is my 3rd year and i dont regret going here. The teachers try their best to get the students at the highest level of academics. Its nt the teachers fault the children are failing, its the children fault because they choose not to learn. Take it from a student who goes to Southwood NOW, Southwood does its best at evrything. I love all the teachers there. Class 2O11-2O12 <3
I posted my review on 9/10/10 but now I'm changing my mine. The school is decent. And is pretty great. The teachers try their best. It;s just the students. If you mind the drama and the cursing in each sentence then this is the school for you. I can't say that their aren't good students but, oh well. The beginning of the school year was great but it sucked toward the end. I'm usually excited for the first day of school but not anymore. It's an eh school. Great staff though especially the Librarian. >,>
Its my first year and this school is a decent school. It has the best lunch and the nicest teacher. If your students are failing thats your fault. They dont turn in their stuff and isnt responsible. The teachers try their best and teach to the students abilities. There might be drama but this school is awsome. I read some of your reviews before I went to the school and I didnt even want to go. But now that I did I'm not regreting. Dont hate and aprreciate the fact that your judging a school base on opinions.
southwood middle school is a great school and u parents no nothing about southwood i am from class of 09 do not talk about my school like that your child is dum and face do not take it out on the teacher the are trying to teach your child somthing and your child won't learn nothing becase he/she is dum! class of 09
-southwood* overall southwood was a decent school.The teachers are ignorant and pick fights with the children, when doing that of course nobody is going to let them , there fore the arguments arise which they start. Then they blame it on us. well used to because i go to rich central now. but anyways Mr.short is a cool nice caring staff member who i can say actually cares the most about his student at southwood. but <3southwood =] [08-09] qotta love iit !.
I taught at Southwood Middle School and I believe there is a lack of support for the staff members from parents and administration. I also believe that there are many wonderful students that possess great potential for success. However, due to the oversized classroom rosters, lack of support from administration, a non-friendly office environment, disorganized school events, and the overall lack of student accountability from administration leads to the faultering of potential success on all sides of the spectrum. There are so many wonderful teachers at Southwood and I'll miss them all!
In my opinion, Southwood Middle School has qualified teachers that truly want to teach. The problem is that a small pecentage of students do not care enough about learning and do not want to learn. That percentage of students display behavior that comes with no consequences from administration. It is most upsetting, as well as stressful on teachers that want to teach, but is hindered by unruly and disrespectful students. It is obvious that the children are displaying this same type of behavior at home. Education starts at home! Parents, stop blaming the teachers and accept the fact that your child is not being held accountable for their inappropriate behavior.
Southwood is the worst School I've ever had experience with. My child has only attended for 8th grade. The entire staff is lack luster to say the least. I wish I hadn't moved to thia area. My child went from being and A,B student to a C average, and the teachers tell them that C's are ok. The Mayor of CCH is always getting involved in everything else he needs to be dealing with District 160. Parents if you are considering moving to CCH please don't allow your children to go to Southwood. This school will mess them up. This School need to be closed!
Southwood and District 160 is the worst I have ever dealt with. We have administrators that just don't care. They will kick your kids out of school for anything. My daughter was a honors student all her life before I moved to to this district. The principasl run these schools like prisons. Anyone considering moving to Country Club Hills dont unless you can send your children out for their education. The staff blame the parents but its not the parents its the staff and their terrible teachers. The board is horrible they accept this mess staff run wild. If you have special education students, the district has no problem breaking the law and running to their lawyers to get them out of the nasty ditch. All parents run run run!!!!! They will turn your child into failure!!!! This district is sub standard and disgrace to the city of Country Club Hills.
i really believe that the school has great potential and has wonderful teachers
Southwood lacks in many ways. They are not a top notch district so they cant pay for great teachers. So they get the bottom of the barrel. Many good teachers that come leave. Administrators leave as soon as they see how crazy it is. They lack strong leadership across the board. The school board wants a great district but they dont back the superintendent. Many students come from good homes but with homes costing 50,000 to 500,000 you get a wide range of students. Please do not send your child to Southwood!
I went to Southwood in 6th grade my mom took me out but i think that southwood may not be the best school but they try. Teachers try students try but not the parents they just bad mouth the school the students attitude may come from home i love southwood 010 4 lyfe
Hey who cares wat parents think i love my school and i always will...Im a 8th grader and attended southwood for wonderful years and who ever said southwood is bad forget yall! class of 09!! all day know dat!
i attend 7th grade at Southwood middle school personally i think it's a nice school i only have one thing bad 2 say about this school is that it is unsanitary and the books come on people it's a mostly all black school and have reckless kids there and its going to be there well i love my school and you people need 2 stop talking about it you people look at the wrong side of the picture Mr. Macon and Mr. Short is SO kool well Mr. Short is it let us do somethings depending on what it is so does Mr. Macon... Ms. Irby she's kool to but anyway stop talking about my school at least ya'll kids learn and graduate with an education... >:(
I enrolled my son into this school in 7th grade at the begining of the 2008-2009 School Year. My son's grades and attitude took an immediate down fall. Before that he had attended the same Catholic school since preschool. He was an A - B student and loved school. After just the first semester I have transferred my son back to the school he was attending. It will be a strain on my family financially and transportation wise because we no longer live in the city but so help me God..I cannot let my child attend this school. I cannot blame it all on the teachers. I believe the students are off the chain as well. I recently moved to cch to a wonderful home and a wonderful community but that school is far from wonderful.
Okay.. i go to this school and im in 7th grade now.. i hate it so much.. the school that i went to was way better.. and just because im asain the kids always make chinesse nosies around me.. it really annoying..everyday i want to stay home... n the teachers are really bad too. they cant teach
the school is horrible the books are very old and worn the hallways are to junky the students are very rude and and school lunches are unplesent and the rooms heating and air conditioning is always messed up it could be 80 degrees outside and it could be 30 degrees in the classroom the school is unsatisfactory and unpleasent
Honestly they need to provide a better curriculum for the kids. The office is very disorganized. But I can say that I had an excellent experience there; an incident took place with my son and I needed to speak with the Principal. He was terrific, the way he spoke to my son and the advice he gave, the wonderful story he told about his journey through school, even left me thinking about pursuing college again. It was truly good for my son that he spoke to him that day. But of course its hard for him to tackle the school problems alone. I can say, Yes, it does start at home but the pressure these kids face today; is so strong that no matter what you have taught them, what they know is true and right. That fourteen year old mind just does what it thinks is right.
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