The teachers are professional and care about the students.
Each student has his/her own laptop. The school has an amazing music department: chorus, orchestra, a folk music specialty. My granddaughter actually plays her acoustic guitar here!
There are many different after school activities such robotics, badminton and "coach classes" - where the students have the opportunity to be tutored by their teachers! Such dedication!
long story short I believe the school is pathetic. I have witnessed so many bad things at the school that I felt the need to pull my daughter out of it just after one year. And any parents that care about their kid would certainly do the same. If you think that your kid is learning and is being respected by not only teachers but by the administrative staff at the school, you're fooling yourself and you obviously need to get more involved in what these kids go through during the day. We have found no one to turn to at that school that was ever really helpful. They put a pacifier in your mouth just to shut you up. When I went to American Education Week. Couldn't even make it through the whole day and my child is supposed to go the whole year here I don't think so. Administrative staff is a joke and the teachers are so miserable that they need to find another job. Don't even get me started about the kids that go there. Obviously nobody gives a s*** how they act so they let them cuss and push people around and when you go to somebody like the guidance counselor you get yelled at for tattle tailing? Unbelievable.
I attended from 2000-2003. The GT program was really helpful but when I had to move down out of those classes I didn't learn a thing. Bullying has and seems like it will always be a problem. I had family attend in the 80s and 90s where it was a problem, and now my nieces attend and it's STILL a problem. I was terrified of going to school every day. And most of my former classmates went on to become teen parents, although a few already accomplished that in their time at Stemmers.
I'm very proud to be a teacher at Stemmers. The administration and staff are dedicated, compassionate professionals who work together to meet challenges and solve problems. We consistently strive to provide a safe, supportive environment where students can begin to develop into informed and caring citizens who will go on to enjoy happy, productive, fulfilling lives. This is MOST effective (and more fun for everybody) when students and teachers and parents work as a team. I'm looking forward to a championship year!
My child attended stemmers for the first time this year in the 6th grade. We moved from Washington State in 2004 and let me tell you this. You folks think you have a bad school here, try Washington. It's is night and day. I can't say all teachers, but I can say a majority of them care about the students and their education. I had one teacher (MR. Huber) that went beyond being a teacher to help my grandson get better grades and stay on tract. I kept in contact with all of his teachers by e-mails and phone conversations. Don't down grade something until you have seen all others. This school is a good school to be in and look forward to next year.
i am a student here at stemmers run and i have been for about 4 years now . I have been reading some of these comments and after the first page i was disgusted ! i can't believe how horrible the parents of students think this school is. the staff has been here for me through everything , in 6th grade mr.kimos helped me get out of alot of trouble , that doesn't mean i got off being un punished but he showed me how to control myself and made the next few years of school a whole lot easier . i can't believe some of these parents are so brainwashed into think this school is like hell . all of the staff helps us when we need something and they are all very understanding , i will admit that it's not the cleanest place , but it's not horrible .