Let's be honest here. The school is a fairly descent school. The teachers are pretty good teachers. The real issue seems to be the thug mentality that accumulates here beginning in 6th grade. Teachers can only do so much when there's no one at home to teach or even reinforce respect and rules! It's not ok if your child doesn't respect others and personal spaces. ;-(
My chid currently goes there and has since 6 th grade. Thank God this is her last yr there. It has been a totally nightmare.. There are to many cliques, too much bullying, that is not dealt with, one teacher likes to make fun of certain students, and makes faces at them in the hallways. I can say there is a couple of good teachers, but that don't over look the bigger problems.. The bullyng is terrible and of course they seem to get away with it!!
Discipline is a huge issue that is being addressed but not well enough our quickly enough. Kids who act out aren't dealt with and their peers, who want to learn, know this so don't tell teachers and other school personnel of issues.
I used to go to Bate, the food was wonderful, and I loved seeing my friends, but the teachers were very strict and unfriendly. There are so many cliques that it's hard to really fit in. The administrators are good, but the teachers need work.