How do you give any middle school a 5 star rating? It's probably one of the most difficult times in a kid and parent's life. I believe Concord Middle School focuses on each student to do just that. Whether it's extra-curricular activities like Student Council, Quiz Bowl, the Hardcore Hard Drives Robotics Team, the Salmon Project, sports, Band or dances to name a few, kids are encouraged to be involved. Where else but a small school like Concord can a student be in "all of the above" if they are driven to be? The energy in the building is very positive and infectious. This staff understands the middle school student and their needs. As far as parent involvement...well, it's Middle School. If the kids want dances, they'll still need to ask for chaperones. :)
Concord has a small, but creative staff who put in a lot of time to offer special programs to engage students, like Salmon in the Classroom and robotics. Students are able to get a lot of individualized attention to have their educational needs met.