In 5th grade, my daughter had her heart set on going to CMM. When she learned she was not accepted, I was afraid she would not like YDMS. I did no know much about Youree Drive and had always heard that CMM was THE middle school to attend. Much to my surprise, my daughter has done fantastic at YDMS both socially and academically. The school had and AP Magnet program in Math and Science that is fantastic. The staff is friendly and helpful. I wish there was a little more communication with parents, but maybe I'm just used to the elementary school environment.
All in all it is a good school. But I found that my son, for some reason or another just got left behind by the teachers. I think they made the class room environment a little unsettling for valid questions for answers, he was too afraid to ask, for the responses that he would get. Time was an issue for one class, before he could write the question she was erasing it. And with his grades they never raised concern. This past year, I was very disappointed with the teachers. I know they are preping they for High School, but they are still in Middle School. I think teachers loose sight of their students, by default.
Very happy after 2 yrs and expecting more of the same during the last yr in 2010-2011 school year.
This is my son's first year at Youree Drive Middle and he says he really likes it and so do I. The teacher have been helpful with the transition from elementary to middle.
i love youree drive.it's awesome..we have so much fun and some of the teachers are nice and mean.
When I first came to this school, I was very upset. But after only a few months this school became a part of me, and a place I liked to be. A place where I could learn and have fun at the same time. The teachers are great. And the students are even better! When I first transferd in during the middle of the first nine weeks as a 6th grader, I took one look around at the place and was ready to run home back to M.A. with all I had with me. I'd never worn a uniform before, and I wasn't about to now. But being in this school has changed me. Leavng that school only two years later was somthing I never thought I could go through. But now, in a diffrent middle school, I wonder why I ever hated that school. GO SPARTANS!! For ever and always!!!
Great School ! I have had a great education being an AP magnet student at Youree Drive Middle School. I am involved with Varsity Cheerleading and Broadcast Jounalism at YDMS and the staff and faculty are amazing. From a middle-schoolers point of view, Youree Drive is where I would like to be.
The school is a great school for new comers. 6th graders can't do everything the upperclassmen can do but they work theor way up! Homework is completed in an hour and reading is done every night for about 20 minutes. The projects are never difficult and there is really never any projects! The only thing I have to complain about is the discipline. So far I've heard of over 5 fights! But overall, YDMS is a grear school! Go Spartans!
My son has been attending Youree since Sept 2007. I am very displeased with the school. He is only in 6th grade, and the teachers/staff seem to treat the kids as if they are high school students. They are coming from elementary schools,and the teachers expect them to adjust very quickly to changing 8 classes, being organized, keeping up with what has to be done daily, etc without any help from their teachers. There are so many kids in the classes that there is not good student to teacher ratios. My son's locker has been broken into. The Principals do seem to care, but there are so many kids, His teachers are good, but I'd like to change schools, but we are moving out of state in the summer and I will be glad!
Youree is indeed a magnet school and it has provided my son with an excellent education. I am very pleased an proud of his education. The teachers are involved, supporting and challenging. He is safe, involved and getting better and better every year. I will and do recommend YMDS! Go Spartans!!
The teachers my child had seemed to always state what they did not have time to do, nor were they very attentive in identifying his needs. They did not communicate very well with the parents. Maybe someone else will have a better experience with them. In my personal opinion they seemed to ride on reputation alone or we got the bottom of the barrel. The principal seemed to care even less than the teachers.
Good School. Best of the non-magnet. Great Choir with a dedicated director trying to help the children experience competitive singing. School tries hard to help all children of all abilities.
Youree drive is a good school academically, however the children are terrible. I have volunteered many hours at the school and have never met children that were so rude and obnoxious. I also find the staff to only be helpful towards some students while others seem to be left behind.
Youree Drive Middle School is probably the best Non-Magnet school in Caddo Parish. They have Advanced Placement Classes and (Gateway Classes if you qualify). They have many electives including Beginning Guitar and this year even Intermediate Guitar. My son has had a very good education there. This year he scored a 98 on his Iowa test! The parental involvement is high and so is the security. There has been no incidence of violence since he's attended.
My family has just moved here from New York, so I am sure some of you know how I was worried about the education my daughter would receive. Much to my familiy's surprise,in New York, my daughter has received an excellent education so far. I do not think I can descibe enough how happy I am with this school. She was in the academic honor roll back in New York and is in the enrich,so far,here and she seems to still have to try to get thoes A's! Youree Drive has put some rumors away for good!!!
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