Middle school sucks. You have to be an attentive active parent to produce a good student or you could use a Christian or cyber charter school until the high school grades. We transferred our son onto the high where we were Very very pleased. I kept him out of the middle school though. We have a couple sets of fermi ends whose students are doing famously in the middle school but they are proactive, participating parents who haven't left teaching solely up to the middle school faculty. Any school could have the same issues. It has much to do with lazy parenting and Puberty related issues. The High School is terrific though.
Nothing special. The students are awful, the administration is inexperienced or can't connect with the students. The teachers are the best part, and even they can't control the students enough for them to learn properly.
This school is terrible and they have a severe bully problem that needs to be addressed its so bad we moved out of the distract. The teachers also say that when you report it if i didnt see it im not gonna do anything about it be warned when you send your kid here.
We have had nothing but great experiences with this school! The teachers my son has had are excellent. They take a very individualized approach, making sure the kids who need extra help get it, while still challenging those that are ahead of the curve. I also don't get the sense that they are test-obsessed like I hear other parents at other schools complain of. In fact, in 5th and 6th grades, they do not even get letter grades. Their report cards are more of a dashboard of where they are at on a multitude of skills within each subject--way more helpful than traditional grades and very innovative! We love this school!
Some of the earlier reviews for a couple years ago are untrue. Twin Valley has given my children a superb education. My children are learning so much and I am very pleased. Yes, there is not a lot of homework, but studies have show that you do not need homework to be successful. There is a wide variety of clubs and activities. The right size school: not too big not too small. For the parents worrying if their child who is entering 5th grade will be nervous around 8th graders, don't worry. The district has done a great job on making sure your student will not be around the upper classmen.