My son attended Orchard and now my daughter is in her second year there. We really like the Jackson school district. Both my children do very well in school and I think it would be easy for them to get bored. All the teachers that we have had, have done a great job keeping their brains occupied. I personally know many of the teachers at Orchard and I am happy to say that I believe they do a great job. Most seam to enjoy teaching despite all the politics of being a teacher these days. I always think there are room for improvements, but have been very pleased with our public school system. In recent years, there has been a great improvement in PTO, as well.
My daughter went here for Kindergarten. Never again. Things were so bad that she refused to even get up out of bed in the mornings, ended up having to drive her to school. Bullying problems were not attended to, nor other problems.
I have a lot of feelings on this school. We had a major problem with my daughters teacher this year, and it took most of the year to resolve. Academically I think the school does very well. They don't seem to go out of their way to have a lot of extra parent-child activities throughout the year, or even field trips. I really think of the school being more about community politics, and not focused as much on the children.
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