The school is rundown and has not been kept up the past few years. The front office staff is rude and if they think you don't speak Spanish they talk about you right in front of you. The security officer acts like a gang member and interacts inappropriately with students. The Gifted Teacher/Program is dumbed-down and of poor quality. The Administration is out of touch and so hyperconcerned with things like dress code and ordering donuts for students without misconduct referrals that there isn't much focus on education.
The hygiene of the school is disturbing especially the lockers. The classrooms have trash all over, the hallways sometimes have bugs, the gym is incredibly dusty, and ironically the bathrooms are the cleanest, all they have is a little graffiti. I have been bullied but only 3 people helped and none of them were administrators or teachers even though the bullying was reported. The teachers have tried their best and the best subjects at doing that are language arts and science. I get put down everyday by other student and the teachers don't make it much better. That is 2 and 2.5/4 years of experience at this school. (I don't want to say too much so I don't get tracked down and bothered. Many of schools deal with this so the rating is average.
As a new family to the area, my husband and I were quite worried about our child attending 8th grade and another child starting here next year. My husband and I have been impressed....our child is doing well, they have a MESA program (Math Engineering Science) that is outstanding and the teachers really are dedicated to the children. Kudos to Mr. Bateson, staff, and teachers! With such a diverse group at Taylor PTO has been trying to gain more family support but otherwise have been keeping trying to keep families notified of what is happening. Hope there will be more after school programs next year...school could use a cross country team or outdoor related club with the trails close by.
Taylor is a gem of a school. The teachers are intelligent, caring, and professional. There are a variety of classes offered to accommodate many different types of learners. My children have been successful at Taylor and have gone on to be successful in high school. Thank You Taylor MS!
This school is a great school, i'm a student at Taylor and i'm really happy to be here, the teachers and staff are really kind and comprehensive, i'm in the TMS Band and it's one of the best programs in Albuquerque, my grades are really high and i'm very satisfied at Taylor!
My son entered this school as a 7th grader after attending a previous middle school in Albuquerque. At his previous school he was suspended, had low grades, and really began to hate school. we battled with him daily to even get out of bed. He now likes school, has numerous friends and gets up in the morning. I believe the administration and the "small school" feel has made a difference for him. Even though he will not attend next year he likes school again. Thanks Taylor and Mr Bateson!!
I Do not approve of this school, they have droped my daughters scors on everything, this school is not safe, my daughter has been in many fights in this school that she has never started, they have always started them, and it does not have good accademics and is very low, compared to the rest of schools in albuquerque, New Mexico.
I am a new parent with children at Taylor Middle school. I must say that the teachers have showed our family their enthusiasm to push for your children. They have been nothing but helpful and kind. Connunication is important between staff, teachers, students, and parents, and I feel this has been directed as a priority in this school. I encourage parents to stay focused on their children's academic progress by staying on top of their children's agendas and staying in touch with each teacher. Thanks to all staff, teachers who have made my children feel comfortable and safe at your school. May God bless this school and all who enter it.
Taylor Middle School has a wide variety of learning experiences academic and well as social. Taylor has a wonderful Principal involved at every level of this school and a Vice-Principal who was just elected Vice-Principal of the year award. It is a wonderful place to come to school.