This school is terrible, I used to go here and it's living hell. I feel bad for you if you go here,if you are going to go here,save yourself! Quick! Gte a different school,trust me,in the end you'll be happy.
My child is in 6th, after skipping a grade a few years back. I was worried about being with 'older' kids, but it has definitely not been a problem. The teaching teams have found challenging work, and there is now a gifted and talented program. My child has friends in all grades, and is very happy there. Also carries a better than A+ average. I attended this school many years ago, anad was in the honors program at that time. The teachers are and have always been some of the best in the district.
My child will be entering the 7th grade. I found that the school is a positively rewarding environment for the students. They are always looking out for the best interest of the students and have created an environment where the students can blossom into so much more. Parental involvement is encouraged strongly and should be utilized by each parent, unfortunately not every parent particpates in these opportunities. I stongly encourage them to do this. I absolutely love the school and my child has excelled going to Kenmore Middle School.
The academic curriculum is rigidly enforced by the teachers across the board, reflecting the school's belief that their students must score well on their final exams. This is pounded into the heads of the students the minute they walk in the door, and it continues on into high school. The afterschool programs, should the students be allowed to participate, are a wonderful tool for developing physically and socially. On the sports teams in particular, the coaches really care about their kids and they do everything they can do keep the environment safe and fun. In the classroom, fun is a four letter word. Parent involvment is mediocre at best during the year, with parent-teacher conferences twice and year and five-week and ten-week reports. If a student begins failing or otherwise does not meet the rigid standards set down by the school, they can expect nightly phone calls and letters home from teachers.