The teachers here are great and most of the staff. The problem is the kids and the parents. There are lots of kids that act up and are disruptive and don't let the teachers teach. My daughter gets very upset by this. The principal is nice but needs to be tougher and put the bad kids out so the rest can learn. There are kids that are in student support every day and never get suspended and just keep coming back and causing more trouble. The parents don't take responsibility for their kids behavior because they don't have to because there are no consequences or very few and they have no reason to stop doing what they do. If we could have better kids and parents in this school and keep the staff it would be amazing. Ms. Rees is awesome and the school nurse is AMAZING and really goes out of her way and so does her teacher. I have seen the kids just get worse over the past two years and it is sad.
I have one child on their 3rd year here and another that has just started. The teachers have been fantastic and the other school staff has always been helpful. My children have been challenged and provided opportunities to do work beyond their grade level when they can which is great. I was apprehensive at first to enroll my child here originally because of the lower school rating but am glad I decided to do it. I do see that the school seems to be pushing for parents to be more accountable for their children which they should be and there has been some upset parents because of it. The only way the school will get better is with parental involvement and helping students at home, not just relying on the school to do the only teaching.
It is a step up from city, teachers are great. Only problem I see is with the lack of parent involvement and zero effort by anyone to form a PTA. I would love to see more activities and clubs for the kids.