some of the students are just kinda uncontrolled and that's not the teachers' faults, it's just how they are. people do realize when it's ok and not ok to do something, most people here are mature and have good common sense. most of the students here (definitely not all) have a good sense of right and wrong built into them, whether from their parents, church, elementary school, or wherever. it's kinda already built in, there's not much to develop.
We have not been very impressed with the teachimg staff at Larsen. Personally, I feel that most are there just to collect a paycheck and don't really care about the kids. When teachers yell 'shut up' to a class, it doesn't send a message of professionalism either. Standards are quite low. When your child can bump up his grade by bringing in a box of kleenex, it says a lot. Principal not in tune either.
my son goes to the gifted program in this school; I will have 2 of them in the program this coming 09-10 SYear. I thought at first it was a mediocre school judging from the outside and hearsay, but after this SY, I am pretty impressed on the safety, academic excellence and discipline the school maintains.