Im going here for right now for my 8th grade year and I wish I would've gone here earlier, I personally love it here because the students are welcoming and the teachers all just try and make the most fun out of it.
This school has a lot of low income students, which leads to a more tense environment. The teachers are aware of this and have programs to help. I can't say how effective it is because we're too new, but so far so good.
They don't believe in overloading children with homework. My son doesn't have more than an hour, usually less, homework per day. This approach is in line with current research and I appreciate that they are current on this issue.