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The office staff & principals are extremely rude as others have previously mentioned. The principal always acts like she's too busy to take care of your needs, or issues for your children, as do the rest of the staff. Ms. Mills, one of the counselors, practices blatant reverse discrimination. I was shocked by how she handled a meeting with my husband & I when my boys transferred to Trask, & I wanted to make her aware of my older son's bullying issues at the other school. My younger son gets bullied perpetually, & while Mr. Bacon was nice when I spoke with him about it, he's done nothing to follow up with me or my son, like he said he would. Some of the teachers are nice, but others don't seem to care. PTA is AWFUL! The president is rude, which turns other parents off, & leads to detatchment. The school is not inviting to students or parents AT ALL! My older son is at Laney now, & it's a world different. My younger son finishes up at Trask this year, & I can't wait for him to get out of there. He went from making straight A's all through school to C's & D's last year at Trask. The teachers did not even contact me when he began suffering academically!
Office Staff are RUDE RUDE RUDE...they are the people who are in contact with the parents on a daily basis, you would think that the school district would have better judgement when hiring people. Mr. Bacon, however, is great. Too bad he has to work with all of the rude people in the front office.
Im a former student in Trask and im in 7th grade who came from a magnet school.Trask has no where near as much of classes and electives as my old school and most of these students here are really mean. Rude, stuck up, just full of drama.The teachers here are great but my math teacher really doesnt help if i need help with something if i ask a question he'll make a saracastic joke and make me feel dumb. i think 3 of my friends failed once in Trask.I dont really feel comfortable here ; at my first day of Trask i was called a mexican by people i didnt even know when im mixed, this people tease and sometimes tease at kids that have a disease which is just comletely wrong
I just left trask and and the only things I really learned were in the advanced language arts class. Other than that it was mostly boredom and a rude office/staff. The school isn't nice at all with dull design and crowded hallways. There also wasn't much of a elective selection and they don't really focus on science or social studies at all.
The teachers are great and help with my work. when ever i ask. the other students are nice to me. i love my school
This school is very unpleasing. The teachers are nice and all but the office is very rude. if i go up to the office if they called me up there the lady is on the phone the whole time and i am waiting and she says what do you need and i tell her so she continues to talk on the phone. I always feel uncomfortable up there and they are very rude. I would say that eversince Mr. Bacon has been at that school kids have felt more like they have someone to talk to. Nobody ever goes to any of the principles. Only Mr. Bacon. He listens to your needs. Trask middle school is also unorganized. When we got our new dress code teachers would say one thing and another teacher would say another. And half the time u dont know where to go! they change schedule alot!
I love the school and so does my child. My concern is the same as mentioned by another parent. The lack of textbooks is bothersome. I also like to go over with my child what was learned in school and have no reference. My child has asked to bring home her textbook in order to study and was told that they cannot do this. What is this saying to the child. Getting the child to study is difficult enough, and when they show enthusiasm to at least try, they should be given reiforcement. In addition, over the weekends no homework is given. This wouldn't be a problem because I could take on the task of assigning work myself if I had a textbook to utilize. Other than these issues I like this school and teachers are very pro-active in communication with the parents, which is lacking in many schools.
We are not pleased with Trask Middle School. Last year, my son was in G6-III and had a lot of homework, which is ok. This year in G7-III, he only has daily homework in math and has an excellent math teacher. He occasionally has a Language Arts assignment. The teachers' websites indicate no homework will be assigned, and that all work is done at school. Also, he doesn't have science, language arts, or social studies textbooks; the teachers teach from power point. In the past, we've always gone over the textbooks with our children to reinforce what was learned in school that particular day. I looked at G7-I and G7-II teacher websites, and they have loads of homework, so what is this national statement, 'no child left behind' supposed to mean at Trask. I agree--the office staff is borderline rude.
This school is ridiculous. They teach seventh graders things that in the state we came from, they taught to fifth graders. There is basically little to no diversity. The faculty is even worse. We are very dissatisfied with this school.
It is okay. some of the teachers get upset over little things and the office staff are very rude. But on the other hand the new principal is very nice.
My son attended Trask in 6th grade. I was impressed with some of the opportunitites that he was offered. For the most part, it was a good year. My only complaint would be that the office staff was not friendly or welcoming. I always felt as if I was an intrusion, when I would go to the office. Whether it was to meet my son for lunch or to volunteer, I never felt comfortable. Anytime I called the school, the phone lines would not be working properly and it was hard to talk to a teacher. On the other hand, most of the teachers were real nice and tried to be as helpful as they could be.
I've had two daughters that attended Trask. They both progressed very well. Each of them had teachers and guidance counselors that recognized their strengths and weaknesses that allowed them to challenge themselves academically. They were both asked to join the SAGE program that placed them both well above their grade levels. The learning environment allowed my oldest child to excel in high school and place her in the top 5% in their class. My youngest is still at Trask. No school is perfect and they all have trouble in one area or another. Overall, Trask is an excellent environment for a child to receive a great start for high school both physically and academically.
Our Son has attended Trask Middle School for several years. Since Mrs. Dousharm has come on board things have really changed. Our child does not arrive to school on time consitently every day. He is late for school anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour and 40 minutes. Lately he is about 30 minutes late for school daily. Though we have attempted to resolve this important issue, we have been unsuccessful. There have been many occasions when we tried to reach the school and could not get through. We have been told they are experiencing Phone problems. When resolving problems the staff is slow to return calls, set up meetings, and come up with a solutions. Our son has not experienced the wonderful educational experience he enjoyed in years past. Finding out how our son is actually doing and being involved in the educational process has been very difficult this year.
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