Valley Springs Middle is run by an administrator that has no respect for children that have different abilities. The test scores do not reflect an accurate account of teaching abilities or environment as the staff goes out of their way to move children of different abilities or backgrounds to other schools and programs within the county. When asked if staff could get extra training and handed resources to do so, he responded with "they're already trained" relying instead on the school police officer to handle any and all situations. It's arrogance at its finest.
First and foremost I want to thank Gregory Toole he has had to tolerate atrocious students that no human being should ever have to deal with.. But even through all that he saved my child's life literally.. He helped her when no one else at the school would as a parent no matter how many times you tell your kids they are an exceptional child they need to hear it from someone else.. My child did a complete turn around and grades rose and thoughts of hurting themselves faded away with his help.. I could never repay him for what he did I will be eternally indebted to him, but this school way better than Koontz that place is a nightmare for kids socially; it is part of why my children were damaged has taken years to repair what Koontz did to my children
As a parent, I have nothing but praise for the educational system in place at VSMS. My son has transformed from being a shy boy to one who exudes confidence. His grades have gone from average to AB honor roll. He's had some of the most influential teachers of his young life. The only negative comment is the food but that can easily be overcome by a bagged lunch from home. Well done all at VS.!
valley springs middle school is better than any other scool including cane creek because vsms focoues on you childs education to get good grades and a good life.no there not a goof off school like cane creek with all there laghfing and play vsms is deticated school and if your child goes here you will will be proud of there dedication,and foucus on there home-work,school,life.
I am currently attending Valley Springs and would not recommend it for anyone considering to enroll their child. The teachers can be a little bit hostile and the principal uncautious. There are a few cliques, but not as much as you may see at other schools. I personally have had friend that was busted and expelled for having drugs. (So, yes drugs are a problem). And the food is disgusting and unhealthy. There are hardle any choices for chores and electives and only one language is taught and that is only for one semester. Students interested in band may only take band and PE as their electives for the whoel year. Test scores are unsatifactory.
My son is attending Valley Springs for the first time in 8th grade and we have been very impressed so far. The curriculum is much more challanging than we were expecting! My son talks about his teachers and what he is learning almost daily. There are also plenty of wonderful extracurricular activities for children to be involved in. Thanks Mr. Rookey and Mr. Tenney for the positive impact you have made on our son this year! He has a renewed interest in Science and Writing!
Valley Springs is an excellent school. My 3 children have all experienced a loving, supportive atmosphere during their middle school years. One of them is a special needs student and the other 2 were in the gifted program. The teachers at every grade level are very professional with high expectations. They balance this with a true love for their profession and their students. I'm sure there are families that have negative experiences and no school is perfect, but you will be very lucky to have your children in this school. By the way, student diversity is a plus...not a problem!
This school puts on a good front for everyone. A lot of teachers that have been teaching for 20+ years that still teach with an iron fist and no modifications. The evidence of 'the haves and have nots' is a big influence in this school. There are many 'clicks' and 'gang members' that don't get spoken about. Rethink this school.