i Am a former student of this school and i have to say i really do not approve of it. It is extremely large, and for a new 6th grader, you can easily get lost in it. As most of the hallways looked identical to each other. The locker combinations; lets not even go there... One thing i will mention is that the bullying there is terrible. the teachers and staff did little or nothing about it, and because i went to this school for only a year, i am not who i used to be. I remember being in constant fear of being made fun of because i didn't wear the same clothes as everyone else, or i didn't do this and what not. And the teachers rather than actually help me, they would lecture me the same every time. And because of this experience, i am further more having nothing to do with going to a public school ever again. This school was very disappointing And i really think that test scores are not everything about a school. i felt i was simply a umber at oak view. And i really think they ought to changer their view of educationally challenged students.
The reading scores have dropped and math scores have yet to be posted. With that being said - the main concern with this school is that there are great teachers and there are teachers who are way past their teaching days! If you get lucky and get a great teacher - you will have an amazing year! If you are not so lucky - it will be a long year with a lot of yelling (there are many teachers who do this)! In middle school parents cannot request teachers like in elementary school. It's a scheduling system and more of a lottery than anything. This is a safe school with great principal leadership. The school is well maintained and parents are always invited to volunteer. Unfortunately, there are a few bad teachers who are ruining this schools amazing potential. The only other negative we have seen here is that there is a lot of theft. Lockers are "kick open" - literally all you have to do is kick the bottom of a "locked" locker and what's there is yours for the taking. It has gotten to the point that our child cannot even bring a hat to school without it being stolen.