This school is for those who choose to learn and have the tenacity to learn. The pathetic grade this school gets is rediculous and only comes from those that do not have education themselves. School is what you make of it. If you participate and help others- you will endure. If you do not have the ability to learn and can't hold your own than you get what you put into it. I'm sick and tired of parents saying their children can't do well because of this and that. Why don't you guide and teach your child properly and you will get the positive education you are expecting. Schools can only do so much and Laconia Middle school does care, offers accelerated programs, has sports, band- all the extra-curricular activities a kid could want. There is zero reason why a child cannot exceed the minimum- " No child left behind act". I blame the parents-100%....not the school.!. Brad Westcott
the people that deal with the kids with learning disabilities are phenominal! A couple in particular are Donna Rondolet, and Mrs. Gammon. my boys are very self-conscious and emotional on top of the learning disabilities, and the staff are awesome!!
I'm not a parent, but I am a student at this school. I would like to say that though many teachers would like to and do reach out, the system does not. This school has nice teachers, but it lacks in just about everything else. Often enough, you have to take matters into your own hands. I'm in grade eight.
I am very dissapointed with this school. I have a 504 coded child and can't seem to get the help we need. When we transferred from elementary to Junior high, the teachers didn't have a clue, for two months that my child was coded with ADD. I only found this out by chance, one afternoon. I expect any concerns from the teachers to be expressed with a note or a phone call ASAP. This is our second year at the school, and close to the end of the year I still can't get any communication going between school and home. My child is falling through the cracks and I'm not happy about it. I have considered homeschooling or the Sylvan Center, but that doesn't solve the issue. I shouldn't have to do the teacher's job! I am a concerned 'involved' parent and resent the time my child is waisting at school!