My daughters matriculated through Fairfield Middle School 2 years ago. They were exposed to a very challenging curriculum and earned the following high school credits by the end of 8th grade. (Algebra I, Algebra II, English I, Latin I, & Chemistry.
I was just a visitor at this school and was appalled at what I saw. The student behavior was out of control. Teachers seemed beat down or just plain angry. It made me question how any real learning can take place in such an environment.