Our daughter attended a high level progressive middle school in Michigan. When she transferred here, we didn't think it would be a good fit. The faculty here went beyond anything we expected to help her to succeed. The cultural diversity is a huge plus, though of course it skews the number grade here much lower. But does that reflect on the teachers? Nope. They are amazing. You simply cannot rate a school accurately based exclusively on standardized tests.
I went to Jack London for only 1 year. The kids there are not only rude, but they sure now how to make you tick. There are rumors, dating, and a couple of the teachers there are very grumpy and don't know how to control a classroom. -Student