We just moved out of the district. As a Novi Grad myself, it saddens me that the entire district is now geared toward English as a second language, rather than a quality education. Math is pushed heavily while English/grammar is falling to the wayside because Novi wants to keep their scores high (falsely). We were told by several teachers in the district that they were told not to worry about English/grammar because the kids would eventually 'catch up'. After switching districts, it is apparent how behind my kids are thanks to Novi's 'Top Notch' Education. I hope Novi realizes that when the 10 year contract for the Japanese school is up and that population moves on, there will be no permanent residents left in the city because everyone I know is getting fed up. Very sad.
'They can not deal with children who are strong willed and intellgent'. Wow, that sounds like someone has a child who is disruptive in class and cannot put the blame where it lies -- at HOME. People like me who have intelligent children who have also been raised to respect their teachers, follow directions, and pay attention in school truly appreciate the Novi Meadows staff for doing what they are trained to do... TEACH. I appreciate the fact that they maintain discipline so children like mine can learn effectively! Novi Meadows is an excellent transition between elementary school and junior high. Our son had an amazing two years at Novi Meadows and is now heading to junior high after being well prepared for the differences in expectations and increased responsibility. The teachers are always ready to lend a helping hand! For this former teacher, Novi Meadows gets an A+! (Julie