We are very disappointed in this school. Maybe it's the age of the students and maybe it's universal in middle schools, but Cario has a problem with bullying! There seems to be no punishment for cruel remarks and behaviors by students. The administration may have an anti-bullying program in place but seem to do nothing about the actions of its students. Plus, the busses are horribly overcrowded and the bus drivers may be good at driving but are lousy with children.
The student/teacher ratio listed is not accurate. There are 25+ students in most classes. The majority of teachers are excellent, but discipline is a problem. the administration will often give in to the parents that whine/complain the most. They are not supportive of the teachers. Also, they started an accelerated math program for high ability students. The students were allowed to start Algebra 1 for high school credit in 7th grade. Then, the decided that they could not get credit for the class towards the end of the third quarter. Now, in 8th grade, the students are taking the same class over again. Students are repeateing lessons or making them up themselves and teaching the class. There is not a true curriculum. However, my son has a fabulous ELA teacher.
Many of the teachers at Cario do not care about a student's success. There are few and treasured teachers who make a difference. The few teachers that made a difference in my middle school years were: Mr. Scott Brunson, Mrs. Albrect, and Mr.Stallings. These teachers should be more regognized for their hard work and dedication to the academic success of their students. Also, many of the minority students treated the white kids with disrespect, and were not repremended. But when the situation was the other way around, white kids were blamed for rascism when they were only trying to stand up for themselves. The administration should understand that not all conflicts that occur between different races involve rascism. They are usually merely conflicts between students with different opinions and should be handeled as so.
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