As a staff member at the school, I feel that all of my co-worksers have the students best interest in mind. We work hard to create a positive safe learning environment for our students to learn and grow.
Not every child is treated the same, but not every child is the same. Some kids who fight are put into counseling to help them learn different ways. Other schools just suspend.
Kids are taught social skills in all of the classes.
The principal (Garner) has really turned the culture around! Teachers are dedicated and the building is well kept.
Teachers stay after school to provide extra assistance. There are quite a few clubs and students get to choose which clubs will be created through asking teachers to help them make new clubs.
The guidance counselor (White) has been working with the 5th grade on how to average GPA and get into the best middle schools. She's really got an eye towards their future and (last I heard) 7/8 applicants to traditional middle schools were accepted.
They are strongly student centered and the kids just seem happy to be there. It's welcoming and friendly.
I love this school. My daughter transferred schools two years ago when we bought a house that was out of district from her previous school Norton Elementary. I was extremely nervous sending her to a new school and making her start fresh in an all new atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised when her first day she said she already loved it. Her teacher Miss Morgan is amazing. She is very approachable to the kids and works hard to keep them on track. She keeps us informed on what they are learning in class. The librarian also recommended our daughter into some art classes on Saturdays after seeing her sketches. She has grown so much since arriving at Shacklette. We are so pleased with this school and feel it was by far the best choice for our daughter.
I attended shacklette for four years and i feel like it is a terrible school. Going into middle school i struggled because shacklette taught me nothing. I had great teachers but the curriculam was terrible. There is alot of bullying and favoritism and some of the subs are ridiculous. do not put your kid in this school.