January 07, 2012
Simply put, Sells Middle School is phenomenal. The teaching staff, guidance, and administrative leadership are extremely dedicated, hard working, and very much in tune with their young students. The school is richly diverse and in my experience, each child can feel accepted and appreciated at Sells. Quite frankly, I think Sells represents the most accurate demographic subset of the country as a whole. I feel that my children not only gain experience in befriending fellow humans from diverse walks of life, but, also benefit from an outstanding teaching staff, an exceptional commitment to education itself, a great array of athletic and club activities, and a tremendous, if not unique, sense of community with one another. On the downside, the location of the school leaves much to be desired. Unlike any of the other schools in the district, Sells is right dab in the heart of "downtown," too close to the highway and stuck amid a busy commercial area, in terms of both car traffic and people traffic. There is history behind this but it's time for the school to move, for the safety of our students. Overall, though, a great school with great leadershp.
- submitted by a parent