Fernley Intermediate School is a fantastic school with a positive atmosphere. They have an open campus and are always finding ways to involve parents. The principal is very visible and the teachers are willing to work to help students be successful.
My son has attended FIS for almost 2 years now, and has been struggling with bullying. The school is doing little to nothing to stop it. He is targeted everyday. I believe the teachers interact fairly with the students but the administration needs to do something about the bullying and violence at this school.
While the teachers are supportive, the amount of violence surpasses the perception of F.I.S to be a safe school. My child has constant stories of extreme bullying. And so far there has not been issues to resolve the problems.
FIS has great understanding teachers.A fantastic resource program. It's my son's first year at FIS and he's loving it! Thank you FIS!!
In my opinion, you should avoid this school. Turn around and don't look back...
This school is great! My son's teachers have gone above and beyond for him this year. I have had several meetings this year with his teachers since he tends to struggle. Very impressed so far!
I was hoping for better teachers than what we had in the elementary schools. Thus far I am very disappointed. The teachers have very little to no communication with the parents and rarely return calls. I have both of my children in outside tutoring because I feel the schools in Fernley are failing them. The principal is rarely seen too. My child is also consistantly bullied but it seems that the school could care less. We have our house on the market just so we can get out of this school district.
High Achieveing doesn't really say how the achieving is accoplished what are the scores it is of all grades across the board or one grade level, I reviewed the scores of test for schools across nevada across other districts and FIS did not fare to well last year. The ice cream social was poorly conducted. I do not say this and sit back and watch I am active but when suggestions are presented they are shut down as if the school is afraid of change or outside influence. This goes for sugeestions with anything. Activites for students is cut this year. Our youth are told they are too old yet we tell them they are too young, we tell them to be quiet yet say they never communicate. The Parent teacher collaboration needs work, more of us parents need to take a more active role in supporting the school.
The teaching techniques at this school are mediocre at best. The online report card is useless and consistently frustrating. It is not updated frequently enough to be of any use in my household. I believe the biggest problem with this school is the communication between teachers and parents. There is none. My hope is that high school will be better, it cant get much worse. I feel more time is spent grading their own teaching abilities and not enough focus on the student.
Lots of homework packets and old tests are used, don't try new things. The school is about 2 years behind Washington State and if you ever can get hold of an administrator, they're frequently all out at meetings on the same day. Their tolerance for bullying and name calling they say is ZERO, however, having a child experience this, nothing much is done to curb the behavior of the bullies.
The teachers and staff at FIS are incredible. Everyone from the Leslie Snyder, Custodian, to Mary Ahern, Counselor, to Adrina Cohen, School Nurse, to Mrs. Moyle, Assistant Principal and Mr. Whitehead, Social Studies Teacher. My child has been touched and has grown so much because of all of them. I am so thankful I moved here and hope every child experiences the success these people have afforded my child. Barb Smith, Proud Parent
i am a student and i believe that the teachers know what they are doing but the principal here drops everything onto the vice principal to handle he needs to take matters into his own hands. so yes it is a good school but the principal and the vice principal dont do anything with the issues the schools have
I'm not really impressed with this school. My daughter is not doing good in her grades, I feel the teachers are not helpfull in bringing her grades up. The gradeing system, I do not approve of. I think if your there at school, & attempting the work, you should not get an overall grade F. I don't think they are making school interesting enough, they need to get the kids involved or something. There are a couple teachers that I get the impression, it's just a job & don't care how the student does, & passes it on to the parents. I feel it is the teachers responsibility to get the grades up, not the parents. Some help from the parents is good. We will be changing schools next year.
I'm a student here and i enjoy this school and do not want to leave this year.I loved my teachers throughout the three years I have been here and it is so much fun I feel I can be my self and do anything. so thanks for being a great school. I know this is just for parents but I wanted to put my say into this also. Thank you.
FIS just recieved exemplary test scores in Lyon County. This proves that the teachers in this school are professionals and are doing a great job! Kuddos to all FIS staff, students and parents!
As with any school. The education a child receives is what that child puts into it. I feel that my child has received an appropriate level of education. A teacher can only teach so much and the parents should be held responsible for some of the failures of their children. I feel that if my child does not receive an appropriate level of education than as a parent I should have monitored what they learn a little better.
This school is out of control. The Principal puts on a good show but he has no idea. The students are criminals in the making. The teachers are teaching things that should have been taught in grade school, and the rest of the students that are able to do the grade appropriate work are required to sit through this. I think that this school needs to be taken over by real teachers and parents need to take action. This is the worst school I have ever came in contact with.. Avoid this school...
The Teachers teach without knowledge of the subject they are teaching. The principal acts a a power hungery man that is intimidating towards the students and Parents. He has never been in any meetings that we call for are child.
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