We have a daughter at Mid-Buchanan and we are very happy with her education and teacher quality. The parents and the staff are very involved and give the children many educational opportunities.
- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2012
I agree with the parent's review (see 2006 review). The school hires ex-students to teach there so the 'good old boy' attitude continues. I have seen good, talented students put behind the students that their parents are on the school board and/or was a jock at the school years ago and now expect their child to continue for the old glory days. Some teachers, that are really good, do not last because when they treat the students equally and when they give a low grade to one of the good old boy students their contracts do not get renewed. Some teachers think teaching involves showing movies and taking field trips several times a year. The movies have NOTHING to do with the class; they re just used for filling time because the teacher is too lazy to do a lesson and actually TEACH the students. Some teachers get on the phone or computers and do not pay attention during their classes (and several students have complained about this happening not just my child). I have had several children go through the doors of that school and have dealt first-hand with the attitude at the school, especially the Junior and High School for the Elementary part has usually done a fairly good job.
- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
I am a student at Mid-Buchanan and I highly disagree with the last review. MB is a GREAT place to go to school and it is FULL of support and love. As a senior, I see MB as a fun place free of bullying, unlike city schools. And i dont understand why they would say its a 'last name' 'jock' school. That makes me laugh because I dont know what last names they are talking about! The school is full of opportunities but the student must reach out and set there own goals with the help of the teachers. Small class sizes, many different classes to chose from and a DRAGON sized spirit! Mid what?? MID-BUCH!
- submitted by a student
June 05, 2006
In the Jr. High and High School something happens. The teachers say it is the hormones but I say it is the lack of the teaching ability for some of the tenured teachers. The tenure attitude is not good for the students. The school has a very pro-last name and pro-jock attitude. Some teachers try to help students, which get picked on, but they become frustrated with the lack of support they receive from the administration. For the most part this school lets the 'last-name' of the student prevail so the bulling continues. The administration needs to identify the teachers, which have high failure rates in their classrooms and make them accountable for their lack of attention to the struggling students and they need to address the bullying situation.