Very disorganized! Very shocked to find my child has over 20 kids in each of her classes. Even more shocked to hear of a gym coach that is intimidating the children by walking around during lunch slapping a PADDLE on the bottom of his shoe. Some of the teachers have the air conditioning cranked up so high, the kids have to wear jackets, and are shivering!
THIS SCHOOL is horrible.. no parent teacher communication., and they rarely respond to your e-mails... good area.. but this school needs to take a good look at themselves and get off their high horse.,,, this is unacceptable.,,
I had a great time at Desoto Central Middle School. The teachers are great......well most of them anyways. I will miss that school. I do think that Desoto Central pushes us to make us better students. This is a great school.
This year, (year of 2008-2009), they are going back to regular squedual. 7 Periods. They are not going to do the A and B day again... Although, the school is making all students do P.E and you can even earn credit in 8th grade. If you pass computer class, which you have to sign up to and is very hard to get, you get 1 credit. I do not think the school will have the same principal. He is very strict, but he can be very fair and communicates to parents fantastic! The teachers work their bottoms off to get these students to learn. Although, a lot of the students are rude... It's teenagers these days...
It's actually a good school. Theres hardly ever violence, and theres some nice teachers. The principal is very strick, but fair.
I think the school is pretty good. Teachers could do a better job at communicating with the parents. When there was a fundraiser such as the cookie dough sales, working parents really didn't have a convenient time to pick up orders.
All students should be required to have PE. Foreign language should be offered. Study hall should not be a required class. This time could be used for another activity. An entire class period is used for remediation! What is this for. I think there could be a more efficient use of time. Some of the discipline rules are ridiculous. They are across the board no tolerance with not consideration of the circumstances. If your child is being picked on or even being beat up and they defend themselves, they are suspendedalongside the bad child. Children are only allowed to tattle. Are we raising a bunch of children that will have no skills for solving their own problems? They should also give national testing so we can really see how well our schools are doing.
DCMS is smoke and mirrors. Yes they have music,sports,etc; but that doesn't mean your child will get to participate. The only advance class they have for seventh graders is pre algebra. Also this year they've started a new block system so theres a chance your child can have a 3 hour study hall and you have no say whatsoever. Heres the big kicker, not only do you pay big bucks to buy a house in this area, pay a heavy school tax. They don't even provide your child with an exceptional curriculum. Most people just agree that dcms is a great school because that's what they heard, but I ask that you really take a look at what your being fed.
Academic programs could be improved. Not enough emphasis stressed on use of the textbook for reference and reinforcement. Homework isn't checked for correctness or content, only that it has been completed.
I am a student at DCMS. It is a great school, although lacking some quality in areas. You have to be in the 'click' to be accepted. There are optional acadamic programs, but I feel there aren't really enough. The teachers are excellent, and the principal strict. We have music, art, sports, choir, Beta, Spotlight, Fellowship Christian Students, but other than that, there are no other activities. It might sound like a lot, but it's not. Parents are involved, but again, you have to be in the 'click.'
For the most part, I believe DCMS is a good school. I do wish the curriculum was more challenging and gave more recognition to hardworking students. It's great they give the students multiple options for extra curricular activities, but sometimes the funding isn't there. I find that to be disturbing considering the economical demographics of the area and parent involvlement.
We are new to the Desoto County School System and are for the most part very pleased. Our daughter has been included in social as well as academic environments. It is such a good feeling when your child wants to attend school and feels accomplishments (within their ability range). I hope to stay employed in the county primarily so that our child can attend this school system! We live in Memphis and believe me the drive is worth it!
Both of my children attend this school. Overall, I think the school is pretty good. Keep in mind that the Desoto Central schools are not old schools yet. In time more and more extracurricular activities and more educational opportunities will come out. The Desoto Central schools are growing at a very rapid rate. There is a major population shift to Desoto County. Considering this, I think that the teachers, principal, etc. are doing a good job. There used to not be enough discipline in these schools, but I see it improving. They do appear to be cracking down on problem students and working with the parents. There is a terrible problem of some bullying occuring at this school. Your going to have this in most schools irregardless. The staff is working on this with what appears to be an empathy methodology. If your child loves band then this is it.
Desoto Middle is a school with a great atmosphere. I think students feel at home. It would be great to see some options for students to take a foreign language. I wished that all the staff were on the same page for discipline in the classroom instead of an individual basis.
I think Desoto Central is a great school. I have a child at the middle and high school. The school school has to be strict on the conduct or our schools will be like the rest.
This is an outstanding school...I highly recommend it. I know many parents who, have taken their children out of private school,SBEC(which is down the road)and enrolled them in the Desoto Central School campus. They have no regrets. The elementary, middle and high scholl are all on one campus. Very convientent.
This school lacks in parent/teacher communication. The teachers do not feel a need to contact the parents, nor does the principal. The parents do not know what is going on and the PTO only includes the families that have a non working parent. Improvement is needed.
I feel that Desoto Central is a very political school. There is a lot of parental involvement, a majority of the parents are in there to see who can do what for who. I think that the CMS test are a joke. Especially in math! My child had to take a CMS test 3 times, even after he made a 100 on the test. Why? because most of the class failed it and the teacher needed them to pass it to make herself look good. I've had to get a tutor for him. She doesn't send any of their test grades home and she doesn't return his tutors calls. I've heard from other parents who also think that they need better math teachers up there.
Desoto Central Elementary is a great school but I feel as though they are to strict for a elementary school on conduct.
The school is great. 99% of the teachers are friendly and seem to enjoy what they do. My childen have learned a lot. The Assist. Principals are very friendly and helpful.
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