All of my kids have attended this school and loved it. The curriculum is challenging and the teachers are really involved. The only complaint I have is that they have really long time lines on when assignments can be turned in which isn't the best way to prepare them for high school. However on a positive note, they do emphasize learning the material rather than cramming it in their head and regurgitating it which is how it was done when I was in school.
Our family has had the great fortune of having children attend all 3 middle schools in St. Charles and we can sadly report that the attitudes and tension evident at this school makes me feel sad for the staff that have to work under the demands of the principal who is clearly 'in charge'. There is no comparison with the other 2 schools that are amazing and have wonderful leadership.
Thompson is how my daughter would say is an awesome school. The moment she stepped in she enjoyed it. The teachers are caring to all their students. I belive that you can have an option at this school. It is a fun school for all!