Yea I know this school and it has a bully problem. That's it enough said. This is coming from a parent not a student by the way so trust me we have tried it all.The principal is nice though but it's a new one so maybe things will change for the better.
I have a child with an IEP, and the teachers and counselors have been amazing at Koda. The classes are smaller, and they provided an aide who helped my child transition at the beginning of the school year. My child has improved tremendously thanks to the help and encouragement of the teachers and staff.
I have had children in Koda middle school for the last 4 years. I absolutely love the communication between the parents and staff.
People such as the people disagreeing with the schools education process is utterly rediculous,just yesterday my math teacher gave a struggling student a chance to up their grade on their project after going through a thirty minute thought process with the other students. Parent such as the parents who are told their child is ignored can simply email or give a phone call, there will always be a thorough explanation. I have always struggled with math and never in the days of elementary school had I ever had a one on one with a teacher that was actually nice enough to reteach the lesson. It is very untrue that Koda does not recognize all of their students. Although outstanding students are rewarded ,but at the end of the year ALL students are awarded. Each year my teachers have made my school year enjoyable and succesful. And Koda Rocks!
Koda is one of the better middle schools. The teachers give extra help when needed and can be trusted with personal problems. They give great lessons and make class interesting. They have more class participation then my old school. At my old school, some teachers wouldnt allow questions during class. Here, they accept all questions and ideas
I go to Koda Middle School, and I must say, it is the better of the three middle schools here at Shen. The academics are wonderful and whenever needed, a teacher is always available. Koda is much safer then Gowana or Acadia. Koda also has a ton of after school clubs and activities, and top notch teachers are teaching the students here. Advanced courses are offered if a teacher nominates you, and it's not like anyone can get nominated, you have to strive and succeed in that class and do well. Although this is my last year here at Koda, I'm proud to say that I got my education here.
This is perhaps the worst school in the shenendehowa school district. If given the choice try to have your child sent to one of the other middle schools. When a principal stumbles over his words and cannot give a straight answer thats got to be cause for concern. This school does not teach overall education. It only tries to get the kids to do well on the exams to boost their rating. The support staff gives all the attention to the kids who do not need help while ignoring the kids who do need help. This is the way it has always been. The star performers get all the attention while the ones who struggle are ignored and not stimulated. If your child is destined to have to suffer going to this school do all you can to get him or her into one of the other middle school.
This is a top notch middle school that provides many programs and support for Middle School students. They offer challenging academic programs along with many extracurricular activities to keep students involved. They have created a community in the school where the students are the central focus and much support is offered by parents.
Koda out of all of the 3 schools is the safest, everytime we got a bomb threat its never in koda its always in gowana or acadia, Mr.ballan is an excellent principal, and koda is just in general a really nice school, if you are stuck between gowana acadia or koda, go koda, your wont regret it.
This school is only interested in their precious grade average. They tend to work on pushing struggling children through their system and do not want to address the needs of the troubled student. They have a state police officer there almost every day. The school tends to notify the parent two or more weeks after an offense has occurred in school and they have already punished the child so the parent is not a part of the disciplinary process. This also stops any objections to their discipline and fact finding process. Be aware when enrolling your child.
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