There is absolutely no structure in this school. The administration makes sure of this by playing favorites with students and letting some get away with anything and everything. Teachers have no support at all. Students fighting, swearing, and physically assaulting one another or the staff is an almost daily occurrence. Parents, if you care about your child at all, do not send them to this crazy unsafe school.
Teachers try their best, but there is no support from administration. Teachers are told they must provide all small group instruction leveled to the student's needs, but then students of all different levels are grouped into the same classroom and the teachers are not offered any examples of what this is supposed to look like in a class that has students performing at grade level abilities that vary by years.
Leadership refuses to step up and take ownership of the school's behavior issues. All blame is laid on the hands of the teachers and the kids are excused of any responsibility because "they just don't know any better." Leadership has been known to refuse to take action against physical violence from students because they don't want to 'ruin the student's life, they didn't really mean it.'
The teachers try, but the extreme behaviors of far too many students make this impossible (drug use, throwing desks, pushing over book shelves, running around the classroom, jumping off classroom furniture)!
The teachers try so hard, but the violent, dangerous, and disruptive behavior of students makes it impossible to teach. Teachers are expected to stop everything and call parents DURING class for behavior issues, so not much teaching get done. You can find K-8 teachers crying on a daily basis from frustration and the abuse they are forced to suffer. When teachers are told by deans that the kids "don't know any better" regarding horrendous behavior, that's a problem!!!