If you are from out of state, be prepared to be extremely disappointed. This is just a glorified Elementary School. The students have to walk in straight lines on a piece of tape on the floor. They are escorted everywhere by a teacher. They remain with the same classmates for all of their classes. They are only allowed ONE elective during the day. For a middle school, it's a joke. I guess we were spoiled in our old school where the students were allowed autonomy and were treated with respect as to their academic interests and abilities.
This school is definitely on the upswing. Since the start of the 2014-2015 school year began, starting with orientation, I have seen long awaited positive change. This school is under much needed new leadership and is transitioning into a school that will produce smart, respectful and ambitious students. I have been told by daughter that it's tough right now, talking in the halls is limited during the changing of classes and even the slightest questionable behavior is not tolerated. It's all for the greater good! This school needed an IRON FIST and it has finally arrived!! KUDOS!
This school needs better communication with parents. There should be smaller class sizes,the teachers are trying to make lemonade out of lemons, but there seems to be a constant focus on test scores, I'm not sure that core principles/concepts are being understood. I hope that the new principal will make the necessary changes to help the students and the teachers.
This school is by far one of the worst schools I have ever been involved with. Major issues that you will encounter: poor leadership, teachers who only want to teach the "well-behaved" student, BULLYING by students and STAFF, incompetent teachers, and out of control behavior. My child has dealt with all of these issues and nothing is done about this school. Some teachers not lack integrity and WILL NOT teach your child. There is much division with AP vs honors and comp...this includes whites and blacks. Your child will leave this school with low self esteem, lack of an education (if they're not well-behaved or have a mild learning disability), and hating thus school. Good luck if you choose this school.
My son is in his second year in Kammerer and we can't be more please with the academics and the staff, they really work hard everyday to ensure that the children receive the best possible education and parent involvement is phenomenal. I'll recommend to every prospective parent in the school boundaries to consider this school before make a decision.
My child was supposed to attend Kammerer, but I heard so many rumors about the difference between the children in the AP program vs "comprehensive" (standard) program. Although he did not test into the AP program, he was recommended by his elementary school as a sit in due to his GPA and teacher recommendation, but Kammerer's SBDM policy does not allow sit ins. We were given the option for the fairly new "honors" program that has not been established as successful. My other child is already a guinea pig for an experimental program by JCPS. I don't need another, thanks. His middle school counselor at a different JCPS school allowed him to be a sit-in for their AP program after a 2 min conversation. If you're a parent who fights for your child through the JCPS system, it appears as though you'll have your work cut out for you at this school. Glad we were able to go elsewhere.
Kammerer Middle School almost ruined my daughters life. She had been bullied non stop for three years and nothing really was ever solved. She was not an angel but certainly did not deserve the treatment she received from the few students and most of all from the adults! In the end she snapped and has never been the same. Of course she was dealt with and the kids that pushed her to the edge were let off with no punishment! Think long and hard before sending your child to this school!
This school is absolutely terrible. I am a student here, but don't think that my review is inaccurate just because of that. I am fair minded. Lets start with the kids here. These kids have no respect for the rules what-so-ever, I can't walk through the hallway without worrying about getting hit by a stray punch. In the cafeteria, there are curse words flying everywhere. I get called a ***** several times a day because I'm not a thug like the rest of the kids there. They do nothing to help kids that are struggling, there is no individual content at all.They do not enforce discipline like they should. The only good thing about this school is the band program. I was in band and I loved the teacher. She understood kids. She new what their lives were like, and actually cared about them.
I attended Kammerer and the bullying was relentless. I go to counseling now to deal with it. Most of the teachers were good, but the bullying overshadows everything. It has devastated me..
I am a KMS student, and this school is CRAZY! Fights are every where, and it's disturbing and disrespectful to teachers and students. Though they are kind of funny. If it's not too violent, and I have seen those. Surprisingly, this school has a great music department though. So, overall, the teachers are good, but the students aren't so good.
i am a going into 7th grader and do not know what to expect. any advice?
I just graduated from Kammerer. I'm not going to lie, the school has some flaws, but what school doesn't? However, they are improving. They spent a lot of money on re-doing the building. They also installed cameras. There were a couple fights, but that was resolved. Not to mention, what school doesn't have fights. Most of the teachers are great. Just because you don't like them, doesn't mean they aren't good. We are pushed to the limit and like its motto, "Excellence is the expectation." I loved this school and the people in it.
Funny, who can adequately leave a review after only two weeks in a school..particularly during the last month of school of which 2 weeks are set aside for the new testing. People, don't be so silly. If you cannot give a fair review, keep it to yourself. And, playing ANY sport or participating in ANY extracurricular activity enhances an individual especially during these teen years. Please get involved for 8th grade. Kammerer has more opportunities than any school I know..everything from sports to reading club to band, music, orchestra, choir, critter club..just about anything you want to pursue. By the way, KMS is NOT perfect--NO school is. There are challanges..use your energy to improve the situation not diminish it. I wonder where you came from and why you changed. If you are unhappy, maybe you can go back to your old school. It is hard to change schools..you've left your friends and start over the last month of school. Too bad you couldn't finish out where you were. Anyway, I hope your 8th grade year is better. Get INVOLVED..don't stay on the sidelines.
Alright, I am a KMS student at the moment, in the 7th grade. I switched very close to the end of the year, and so I have only been at the school for two weeks. So far there have been at least 5 incidents. Most including bullying in some way. I find this troubling, although it may just be me, comparing it to my old school. I don't feel like the students learn, or put forth their best effort, which in turn rubs off on the teachers. The teachers don't care what you do, or if you learn or not. Some demand attention, which only works half the time, while others sit at their desks speechless. I have not once see the principal do anything productive, all I have seen is the assistant principle yell. This bothers me, and as said before, this school has a bullying problem, and I see no one taking actions to stop it. Sure, they have an undefeated Field Hockey team, but how would being able to play a sport get you a scholarship if you learned nothing for three years of school? I know I made this school sound awful, and I'm sure it has strong points, but I haven't found one yet.
Just so everyone knows, my daughter who attends Kammerer Middle did receive her long awaited sweatshirt today. Mrs. Gamble, the Principal came through with her promise to get her a sweatshirt that we ordered from Logo Wear. Thank you Mrs. Gamble.
Bullying is out of control! One boy threatened to kill me and the principal did nothing about it. The class sizes are huge and there are no special programs for children with just mild learning disorders such as ADD. I would never recommend this school to someone else.
We had the worst year ever, we have had to go through major strides in order not to go back. Many teachers really great, they know who they are, other ones, just there to collect a check, live on their cells, computers and of course face book and twitter, which are the same ones who are absent constantly. It's very sad. And they know who they are also. The worst issues, bullies and lack of the Principal's involvement. The main school principal hides out and doesn't take any responsibility for what goes on in the school. Walk past her and you'd never know she's a principal of such a large school, holds her head down so she doesn't have to acknowledge anyone. A parent has to go way out of the way to get her to speak or look up. Imagine what the students must feel on a daily basis. There is a female asst. principal there who also Never Ever smiles and I heard yells at kids and treats them badly in her office and nobody does anything about it. All heads down-nobody notices anything, that is how things are on a daily basis in our experience at Kammerer. I am happy for the students who are having good experiences. Sad for kids who are lost and neglected. Our spirit was broken.
Out of all the schools I've gone to (I've gone to four middle schools and four elementary schools), Kammerer has been my favorite. I have nothing bad to say about KMS! The kids there are the coolest you'll ever meet, and the teachers are great!
This school is the best school ever. I am on the girls basketball team. I love it1 i amd in the 6th grade i am on the koala team. Mr mac is one of my favorite teachers. He has everyone do lots of handson stuff. Mrs. Albrecht is my math teacher she makes math fun also. She helps u all the time when you need it. Mrs. Oore is my science teacher. She is also the most fun. The most fun thing i did in her class was burning cheese balls. And last but not least rms. Zumbiel. She is my language arts teaher. She makes me laugh all of the time. She is very fun. I love her class also.
it ws the worst school i have ever attended. the bullying was out of control and the class sizes were insane. Catholic schools are much better.
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