My child is being bullied daily & was told by two teachers to "ignore them." I guess it's easier for them than having to deal with children who are a problem. There is a genuine lack of caring & respect. There are fights weekly & police officers on site. High school students drive in the parking lot with a blatant disregard for all traffic and safety laws and no one cares despite several phone calls. The whole school system is a circus. Absolutely ridiculous. They are more concerned with being PC than being educators.
This school has a terrible problem with unruly students and bullying. The children who are well behaved get little to no attention because there is so much focus on the negative kids. When a child is being bullied they are told to have empathy for the bullies...wonderful, but how does that help the bullied child? Once again the focus goes to the disruptive kids and the ones who want to learn are left aside.
I actually feel the teachers are for the most part great, but their hands are tied by the lack of support by the administration. They end up spending so much time with the disruptive kids that the well behaved students who want to learn get zero attention.
Granted it's middle school, however they have a large group of students bused in who are rude and awful. Their way of handling seems to be to have empathy for the person who's doing the bullying because of their home life, rather then to take care of the child who is bullied.
I really like the principle and the teachers. They respond well and in a timely manner if I had any concerns. The students are a little more rough than what my son was use to, but then again it's middle school- it will only get more rough. I feel this school has done a very well job with helping my son adjust to his first year of middle school, and making sure staying in communication with me about his grades.
Fridley Middle School is the best school out of all schools, in my opinion. I attended FMS 2011-2013, I loved it so much that I decided that I'm going back for the year of 2014-2015. The teachers, and staff are so great and kind. They make you feel very welcome. And the students also. The students make great friends to talk to, and hang out with. I haven't been to a school better then Fridley Middle School. I love FMS so much!
The teaching staff is wonderful bunch that are really honest and communicative if you as a parent are active in your child's education. I do enjoy the school but I do not care for the students there, I believe their handling of undisciplined students are too light and could be detrimental to other students learning. I am pulling my student out of this school due to her getting tied into the wrong crowd, I have heard of bullying also among other students. They should have more stringent penalties for students misbehavior on bullying and offer a better learning environment for all students.