i hate this school because one of the science teacher
last year was harrassing a student by yelling at her and always sending her out in the hallway and not doing work for the whole hour.he also suspended her when he was filling in for the principal 2 times one the times he did it for insabordination because she was 10 minutes late to class because she had to use the bathroom. when she was in the bathroom he issued a school wide search. and they found her in the bathroom and when she came out they were standed on the top of the stairs and stared to argue with her that she should of not been in the bathroom that long.then they sended her down to the office and made her sit in a room and do her wook there. then he came back in about 15 minutes later and told her she was suspended and didnt tell her why.the next day they came back in the morning because she was suspended that day . she asked why she was suspend and they told her insabordination because she was defending herself while they were standing on the stairs. then he went off topic during the meeting and sended out of the room to talk to her parent about other thing not pertaining to the topic to cover it up and nothing was done.great school if you want your children harrased.
A couple of the teachers enjoy what they do, majority do not. Hang around this school long enough and you'll witness teachers saying insulting things about students (regardless of who is around to hear their rude, disparaging remarks) and TO students (which is is always a great way to boost self esteem or encourage them to strive to do their best).
Several of the teachers are unresponsive to requests for information about how your individual child is doing (flat out ignoring letters or emails as if they didn't happen).
The principal is both the principal of the middle school and the district athletic director. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that one job will suffer when someone has 2 full time jobs.
There are fights EVERY DAY in the middle school and high school. Rather than punish everyone involved, the staff has a habit of "investigating" and taking sides. This results in a constant and pointless problem solving tactic of "he said, she said" battles.
The teachers are awesome. They really care about the students. There are many opportunities for students to excel in each class, sports and even music!! Very impressive! Keep up the great work Clawson Middle School!!!!
Clawson Middle School is a great school! I love sending my child here! I live in Pontiac, and I found out that the Clawson School District is in The Oakland County School Of Choice Program. After visiting the Middle School there was no doubt that The Clawson District would provide my child with a high quality education. My child has been in The Clawson District for several years, and really enjoys it. The Clawson District is a great example of what every district in Michigan should look like. Also, if you compare the Clawson Districts testing scores, with other Districts within Oakland County, you will find that their scores are some of the best in Oakland County.
There are a few things that any parent sending their child to CMS should know: 1) the math program here is based on the 'Chicago math' or 'Everyday math' method. Math is not presented in the traditional format, 'learn a concept and do lots of problems every night based on those concepts'. 'Chicago' or 'Everyday' math combines many concepts into story problems to solve relateable, everyday kinds of problems. Many students have a difficult time with this type of math program. I personally think it is very good and requires the children to use critical thinking as well as formulas to solve problems. 2) the CMS school year is based on 6 terms, not 4 semesters. Therefore your child will get 6 report cards and 6 elective choices. I actually think 6 semesters is too disruptive and short to really be effective. The teachers also assign VERY LITTLE homework.
Clawson is a wonderful place to send your child. The teachers are teaching our children how to do things in a college manner not completely on college level thereby affording them the early experience of the way things are done in college. While Clawson is a small city the values of smalltown are still there, the enviornment is positive creating a learning enviornment that your children can appreciate-after all that's what we as parents want- the best for our children and Clawson offers that in its academic as well as extra curricular programs-come see for yourself!