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York Suburban Middle School 1

Posted September 06, 2015
- a parent
8th graders get to go on Internet through the use of school Chromebooks and WiFi while unsupervised at school or home and look up sites that are not educational, moral, or positive. The students can use WiFi connections within the local community if not secure and randomly search whatever they want. The administration pushes the Chromebook on the parents of 8th graders without equal options for those children who are immature, impulsive, and have ADHD. TIP program is pushed on 6th grade parents without permission of parents. Some books in the school library encourage violence, bullying, horror, etc... Who approves these books for middle school anyway? The district administration does not really want to hear or help concerned parents. They only want to silence parents who don't agree with policies which are negative for parents and children. YSMS teachers are great. Most teachers recognize and teach according to age group. Parents should however read all articles that are pushed upon children in 6th grade. One teacher did give some articles to my 6th grader that included discussions about students being overweight or fat, violence in schools, etc. I found the articles to be shocking and the administration stated they were part of the approved curriculum and they backed up the articles even though the articles included school violence and bullying behaviors. Are we not concerned about violence, drug use, bullying, teen pregnancy, etc. ?Chromebooks use should be held off until later years in Highschool if the Internet browsing is limitless or should be limited to strict usage for teachers to supervise. The current settings can be reset and web browsing can be deleted by the student even prior to a parental history check. The Internet can be a good and bad source for children . What gives the administration the right to tell a parent of a 13 year old how mature their child is and that it is okay to subject the child to everything imaginable by use of a school computer? It's like dropping the child to a party where you know there is alcohol and expecting them not to drink it at thirteen years old and leaving them there to decide. Try Central or Dallastown schools first. It is in your kids best interest... Trust me on that!

York Suburban Middle School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted September 04, 2015
- a parent
Make sure you supervise your child on Chromebooks if you care about web browsing because there are no controls that make sure they are on yssd.org only when at home.


York Suburban Middle School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted September 04, 2015
- a parent
The schools policy on the use of the Chromebooks encourages violence, disrespect, and wasting of your child's mind due to lack of supervised Internet browsing on and off school grounds. They are exposed to whatever is out there and main study content is on Chromebooks for 8th graders.

York Suburban Middle School
Teacher effectiveness: Effective

Posted September 04, 2015
- a parent
Most teachers are great and teach at an age appropriate level but the use of Chromebooks and the administrations decisions on a school and district level make it hard to be a good concerned parent.

York Suburban Middle School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted September 04, 2015
- a parent
They allow for ignorance, bullying, and unsupervised Internet use. Most teachers are great but the administration and polices are not good for your child. Try Dallastown or Central schools first.


York Suburban Middle School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted September 04, 2015
- a parent
They are all about control and appearances. They do not care for concerned parents who feel the schools decisions are not in the child's best interest. They just want to shut you up so you go away.

York Suburban Middle School 5

Posted March 21, 2009
- a parent
Great Job. We are very happy with everything.

York Suburban Middle School 5

Posted March 20, 2009
- a student
This is one of the best schools I have ever been to. It chalenges you, but not to the point that your overwhelmed and the staff and students are the best people in the world


York Suburban Middle School 1

Posted May 28, 2008
- a parent
my child hated it here her grades slipped here and she became emotionally unstable

York Suburban Middle School 1

Posted May 28, 2008
- a parent
this school does not live up to its excpectations, If you are coming from maryland or new york I would not recommend this school many teachers lie and don't help the children. :(

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York Suburban Middle School
455 Sundale Dr, York, PA  17402
Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. (717) 885-1260
Last modified York Suburban Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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