Emma Donnan Middle school has a very dedicated and professional staff. The teachers stay late and work with students who need help. The school offers a great after school program that provides several enrichment activities including, spoken word, service learning, physical fitness, and two types of robotics. The student in the after school program are given dinner before heading home. The teachers are very collaborative and work closely to discuss students and how to improve instruction. The School will be expanding to include k-6 as well as the 7th and 8th grade. The school is excited about being able to spend more time with the students to that they can have a great impact on student performance and moving student to grade level and beyond.
This school is what you call low class. Some of the staff is very rude and very disrespectful. Talking to them is like talking to yourself. I have had nothing but problem's since my child has attended this school. The principal needs to take a class on how to be respectful to her student's and the parent's, I would not recommend any parent to send their child there. The score the school has tell's you that school need's to close.
My son has trouble 'getting' his Math. His teacher will explain it one time and then 'the students are on their own.' This teaching technique has been this teacher's style all year. It obviously is not working. Emma Donnan's low ISTEP scores in Math are proof that. My son will not attend this school next year! I have been very unhappy with the school and more importantly my son's confidence about school has declined rapidly since his one year at Emma Donnan.