**Posted July 19, 2005 Report it I think they are very prejudice in this school. School is over crowded. Teachers do not pay attention to students concerns. They need to treat these kids like teenagers not adults. Submitted by a parent*** Things have not changed in the 11-12 school and new principal. BUT PARENTS NEED TO GET INVOLVED NOT JUST POINT FINGERS.
continued: in the students of 2008 minds the general population thought it was cool to bandi about phrases such as gangster. they tried to be what they weren't, and the children that actualy were in a gang never bragged about it. about half of the students did drugs. as soon as i left that school every day i was there, i started planning ways to kill myself. when i left the school and came to los alamos, i found what "state of the art technology" was. the shool had nothing and the computers were far outdated. the teachers, in my time there, were kind and aproachable, but they did nothing to actual rule breakers. i once saw a few students come out of the bathroom smelling of marajuana and the teacher just walked on by, but nearly every day students were taken to ISS for dress code violations. yes; i was an outcast, i knew more about pain and loss than several in that place and i wasn't cool, and i saw what a combonation of pain, drugs, and insanity can do to friends. RRMH was hell, and though i never "iced" myself i came close; not because of rrps, one teacher, one student or one time i saught respect and didnt get it, but because i was different and i was never given a real chance.
I just love Rio Rancho Mid high. We moved to Rio Rancho from Las Vegas, NV. I have found thru the 6 years living here that teachers really do care about the success of our children's education. The teachers communicate with me on a weekly basis and really help my son do his best and be successful. I think this school is awesome.
Continuation: School Busses can be overcrowded with 3 students to a seat. I ve also been impressed w/ the overall access to technology the school has available, including, daily quizzes that are done via remote controls in Math classes to being able to load money to my child s account on-line using mymealtime.com. Lastly I would like to add that the curriculum has been as challenging as that of the parochial school he was attending and due to the caring interaction of the teachers he is actually getting better grades and as a result and his self-esteem has skyrocketed.
As a parent who moved to New Mexico from Minnesota two years ago, my biggest concern was finding the best school for my daughter. After one year at Mountain View and one year at the Mid-High, I'm very satisfied with the Rio Rancho schools. Yes, there are teenagers who act out, (no big surprise), but I'm impressed with the security at the mid-high, the quality of the teachers, and the systems in place to keep communication with parents. Yes, the parents have to take the initiative to get the information, but that's the way it is. Yes, the school is too large, but the opening of the new high school in 2010 will mean smaller schools throughout the system, which will be great.
I disagree with alot of the reviews from parents. With one of them it said, 'people get into fights all the time and the security guards do nothing' which is partially true but the security guards do do something about it. 1. They break up the fight so nobody gets hurt. 2. They even escort the kids to there classes to get their stuff before they go to the office. 3. Most of them get either 3 days iss (in school suspension) or a day or two oss (out of school suspension). So its not like they think nothing of it because it happens so much. Pre-AP classes need to be more challenging. Even though i love mine, just because you make us do more papers doesnt mean your challening us. Just boring us, therefore we dont do it. Im totally looking forward to the new schedule next year though.
I am a student at the Rio Rancho Mid-High. I have a dislike of this school due to loud and EXTREMELY crowded arrogant hallways and students. About 40% of students at this school do drugs. Profanity is insane and uncontrollable. Disipline at the school is casual, however the administration reduces the sentence or bends the rules in some cases. Dress code violations are daily. In spite of the terrible behavior of the students, the teachers are amazing. Most teachers are easily approachable and accomadate students with different learning styles. I would have given this school four stars, but did not due to student behavior and the environment.
RRMHS is a great school. I served in the Army and my children have attended schools all over the country. I have to say that RRMHS rates at the top. They provide a great learning environment and offer tutoring programs for all major core classes. I don't know if they have dances or other activities like that. They do need some help in the sports department. Last year they had over 140 teens playing 8th grade football. On several occasions games were cancelled without notice.
I am the step-father to 2 girls that have attended the mid-high. One is now in the high school but the other is in the ninth grade. My main concern is the dress code that has finally been altered. I do not believe that the way a child dresses should be a factor in the type of education that a child can get. It is not the clothes that make the child. What a child wears does not determine what type of student the child will become.
This school is extremely overcrowded. My child has had several classes where there is not enough books for all the students and teachers just dont seem to care or have time to help students in need. Even the counselors dont have time for students. I am very dissapointed with this school. New Mexico is failing its children by not putting more money into the education system and hiring more experienced teachers. There is a big discipline problem in this school as dress codes and policies are not enforced and the children seem to run the school. It is not a place where you can feel that your children are safe, even with security guards on duty.
This is a great school as far as academics are concerned. The school has very high standards for their students which is great to see. They expect them to look presentable and be ready to learn.
Nice building but the entrance to the school is not safe at all not because of students but of the adults that think they can enter the wrong way and speed in the parking lot. Another problem is 'some' teachers do not teach in a manner that is effective and they will leave kids to fend on their own. Discipline of the dress code is a joke, plain and simple, how do I know? I see the kids every schoolday and most do not follow the rules. Another concern I have is the organization of school events that require a student to travel out of town, my child asked for yet never received the paperwork required to allow her to travel on the school bus to another town for a football event, the proper teachers totally dropped their responsibility. Eight grade is eight grade period. Involved parent!
As a parent of five children, I find many of the comments from parents amusing and understandably self-centered (toward their child). Welcome to the 21st century. I would suggest that many of the negative comments are made by parents who have not spent a total of 30 minutes at the school other than when their student(s) are in trouble. I have found the staff to be extremely caring and dedicated to my child's welfare and education. Of course, my child is not in the principals office nor do we think our child is so special that the schools rules do not apply to them nor do we think it is the schools job to entertain our child nor compete with VH1. Try giving your child and your school the support they both deserve. You will be surprised.
I think they are very prejudice in this school. School is over crowded. Teachers do not pay attention to students concerns. They need to treat these kids like teenagers not adults.
My sons will not be attending the Mid-High. There are attacks on students by other students on a daily basis and nothing is being done to punish the offenders. Security guards blame the students who are the targets of this violence, often asking them, 'What did you do to make them hit you?' The gifted programs are not interesting to students, many say that they are bored in these gifted classes. The Mid-High was to be the 'crown jewel' of RRPS and instead it's a huge failure! 9th grade students are resentful of not being at the high school for their 'freshman' year and complain about having to be 'freshman' all over again when they get to the high school.
There is definitely a 'punish first, ask questions later' attitude in this school. However, I have seen a softening of this approach in this past year. I hope it continues. They have implemented a software program that allows the teachers to e-mail my child's grades on a weekly basis. This is excellent for keeping parents in the loop. I would like to see all schools in the district use this program. The extracurricular programs are excellent as well as their music and PE programs. The lanyards have become less of an issue. I do not know if there has been a policy change or if the kids are getting used to it. There is tremendous growth in this area which is placing a great deal of pressure on the schools.
This school is rated one of the highest in the state on state tests. They have implemented a credentialing process whereby teachers meet with parents and students once each semester. This seems to be a good process so that no child falls through the cracks. Teachers are very caring and strive hard to help students achieve success.
This is a new school that was built to relieve overcrowding at the 3 middle schools and the high school in the district. The principal is very harsh in his discipline even when unnecessary. He takes the zero tolerance approach and the attitude that all kids are delinquents. Lanyards were mandatory last year for all students. Any child who forgot it or lost it was placed in In-School-Suspension. It became and still is a game to some students to see if they can remove the lanyards of their peers without their peers knowledge to get them into trouble. This behavior is ignored. Missing lanyards, for any reason, is a punishable offense. Parents complained vociferously but were ignored. This is a relection of the attitude of this school and district. This school is also so crowded today that the kids do not have time to eat lunch in the time allowed.
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