April, 2016: This is an unbelievably rude, wild, and undisciplined school. The teachers tolerate way too much and seem oblivious to how much student character is suffering because they do not reinforce basic respect and cannot manage the word "no." The kids run that place and know it.
Since the other reviews are out of date, as an update, smms is still a horrible school. The teachers try to help their students learn, but the students themselves are not motivated. Leadership and administration is very poor, and fights break out on a daily basis. My daughter was never challenged at the school, and felt unprepared for high school, when we transferred out of the feeder. Please south meadows... institute some better leadership and teaching so the students are motivated to learn and prepare for high school!
Well, you can think what ever of this school but never forget that school dosen't need to be big with great teachers...Always think of this it dosen't matter if Jb Thomas Middle School..is good or bad...Everyone who wants a better life will do better in any school...=] I went to this school..and i have a lot to thank Jb Thomas..because thanks to all of those teachers im who i am now...and i will never forget that best prinsipal ever...Mr.Alva..=]
The bullies and violence are out of control. At least this year we have a principal taking action. To bad for him the last principal has set this school so far back, he really has his work cut out for him. But he seems like the right guy for the job. Good luck! the last principal was one sided. Little does he know by his action he has made it even harder for the people he thought he was protecting.