My children attended this school for only 2 years and the experience was horrible for my youngest. In his kindergarten class there was 3 teachers and 26 kids. Then when he went into 1st grade his teacher was a bully and yelled constantly at him and several other students. I will say this my daughter had a wonderful 2nd grade teacher. Unfortunately, we have traveled a great deal and my three kids have attended many schools this school was by far the worse school. When we had to move again mid semester, perry sent only one of my children's information on to the new school. It took some doing but at the end of the school year they sent my youngest information to their current school. I am not sure exactly who is in charge at Perry Public schools (not sure they know either) but it needs to change.---
We just moved to Perry around Christmas of last year. I have heard about all these bad things that have happened in the past. However, we have found the new district administration very refreshing and positive and we see the district making great strides. The school system is not perfect, but we believe it is on the right track.
I agree mostly with the other reviews here. We have been here over a decade and haven't been accepted into 'the circle of perry'. We are also considering moving our child from this middle school because of unresolved bullying/harassment issues. Our childs scores have been fairly good, except that some teachers have a real problem communicating with the parents. There are some real good teachers here that care, and really can make a positive difference, but because of the poor administrative leadership fail to completely reach the kids. Even with 110% parental support, it is hard for a child to enjoy learning at this school because of the favortism/bullying/harassment issues here. Something really needs to be done.
After having been here for over a decade, We have found that the Middle school system has very inconsistent leadership. Favortism to people who are originally from Perry outweighs justice. Bullying is a major issue and cannot seem to be controlled, since the rules are applied in a weighted manner. The teachers, some of which are quite good, cannot make up for poor administration. We are concerned that not all students are being treated fairly. If you are considering this school for your child, please meet with the teachers/administration and talk with them to see if your child will be accepted. It seems that girls are more easily dealt with in this middle school. The administration doesn't seem to know how to handle boys.
After living here for almost 6 years, I have found that this town is very biased which is greatly reflected in the school as well. For such a small town, the students seem to have superior attitudes which is only accentuated by the favortism received by the teachers. It is hard for students to strive to excel when they do not receive the positive reinforcement from teachers and staff because they are not born in this town or their parents are not prominent. It is sad that many of the students do not feel like their accomplishments or efforts are important because the teachers and staff are not acknowledging their actions.
School bullying is a major issue at this school. My A student went to a low C because of the bullying. The Principal did try everything she could, within the guidelines established by the School Board. These are apparently not harsh enough. I am seriously considering transferring my child to a school in another town.
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