Would not want my children here under current administration. Executive principal is the worst I've EVER seen or heard of. Would advise against AMS until change is made in leadership.
I happen to go to Antioch Middle School, and I am getting sick and tired of people judging my school without knowing a SINGLE thing! Parents talk like they know, but they don't! Antioch Middle School is NOT filled a bunch of gangsters and violence! I refused to be called that, when I know I am not! And fights are rare! "Don't judge a book by its cover" whatever happen to that? Antioch Middle School is the best!
Antioch Middle School is NOT the most horrible school on the planet! This school is always spoken in the same sentence with the words "horrible","gangs","fights","no good teachers", etc. Show me a school that has no gangs, or fights,or a weak teacher! there is none. Not even Montgomery Bell! The principal is great, and the students are so helping. In 3 days, they raised over $1000 for Haiti relief, and donated over 97 new pairs of shoes. Oh yeah, a gang school could NEVER pull that off. And in the floods last year, the students, teachers, and community volunteers helped it get back on its feet, with NO government help. This school truly is amazing. and, the students ARE intellectually. do not blame the teachers, when some students refuse to learn. that is the student's, or the student's parent's problem. a TEACHer's job is to TEACH, not to disiplince children that should alreay have been disiplined at home. only thing remotely wrong with this school is the lack of parental help.
I did not like this school at all! I was so bad. My children were forced to do (pushups, situps, etc) in the classroom. My son cried everyday after school for 1 month at this school. We moved to Brentwood, TN. Now we go to Brentwood Middle School!!! We willever return there again. My osn now loves school at Brentwood!!! :)
My son attened this school 5th-8th grades and were some of the worst times of his life. The teachers don't care and pick favorites, the principle did'nt care and most of the students are unruly and bullies. I wish I could turn back time and have sent my son to another school. I don't think he has any good memories of middle school.
Since my son who is in the 5 the grade has attended this school his educational needs, social interactions and self esteem has dropped to the lowest that i have ever seen. There is a lack of communication between the teachers and the office faculty including the principle. The guidance counselors at the school take it upon themselves to not investigate things such as children with disablilities personal needs which has lead to invalid information . Some of the teachers in the school are still stuck with blinders on from the middle ages. They have not, what I feel, meets the no child left behind becaus my child was being left behind. This school needs to go back to ground level and help the teachers to learn to meet all the childrens needs no matter how tedious it may be to the educators.
I've been at this school for two years ad its been the worst of my life. This school has terrible discipline and their only real discipline is either detnetion, no eating in the class room for lunch, and for the act of violence iss and rarely oss. The principle rarely ever runs the schol or deals with the principle. so instead of the principle running the school the assistant does everything. The children are rude and act vey imature about things. Every few students in my class are passing and paying attention while others fail miserably without knowing abou the lessons. Some teachers actually pick favories letting them get off very easily. This sochool is also filled with rumors and people wanting to fight people because of those rumors other imature children have said.So no i dont recomend this school at all unless you want your child to come up terrible.
Antioch Middle School is a poor school. My daughter and son went to this school for two years. My daughter she got perfect attendence and she did nt get recongize for it. She also got Honor Roll but she got recongize for Honorable Mention.
Of all the people saying that AMS is bad and no kid has any discipline they are wrong.We have the best teachers here. The only problem is that the school is old and needs to some freshening up. The discipline problem is because of the students. Not the staff but the students. The students choose to behave that way which cause them to get into trouble. Parents think that just because this school isn't that tough and all they can take advantage of teachers and make their children not have to go through the consequences other kids go through. I personally hate AMS. It think it's an old school and nobody really cares. The staff don't like each other and don't get along very well.
I think Antioch Middle School is a great school, although there are many many many problems that have came about in the last year. The new principle is very young therefore the children do not respect her like older more experienced principles would be respected. The grade level principles on the other hand have been there much longer and are way better than the new ''head principle'' at handling behavior problems and other things that might arise. I think discipline at this middle school is the biggest problem which affects learning, which causes a distraction and its just a bad situation to be caught up in. But every school has its issues Antioch Middle just has more than others.
I have more bad than good experiences with the administrators.My experiences with a majority of the teachers have been good and bad. I know there has to be some good teachers there...we just have not been assigned to them as a student yet. There are problems at the school- some teachers with poor attitudes and or poor communication skills, a principal is of no use and may as well not be there for all the good she's done.The Grade Level principals are top notch and run the school.Maybe if they take a proactive approach with discipline & students,partner with parents and insist on parental involvement I believe the school will have a better reputation in the community,better grades,test scores and efforts from the students. I do not think that the expectations are high enough or clearly stated. Are the students there to be baby-sat or be challenged and learn?
The school does have some problems, but it IS a good school and the teachers DO care.
my son is in the 7th grade and he loves the school, he is in almost every sports. He took the gateway test today for algebra credit. He walks to school everyone, no problem. He is an 'A' and 'B' student, just 1, 'C'. The students have to have some responsibilities also and the parents. He is mad about having to wear standard attire. He makes good grades and he does not sag.
My Stepson moved in with me and my wife last Christmas. He was enrolled in AMS for the remainder of the year. He had a great start with the school however as the year ended and the New School year began. He was bullied by other students and there was a strong lack of involvement by the teachers to prevent the issues. Some teachers seemed to genuinely care for the students others seemed to feel the system had failed and lost interest in trying. There is a serious lack of Discipline in the school. I know some of the problem lies with us but we can't control what happens at the school. We hope that the Faculty would attempt to control things.
This school alone has made me regret that I moved my family into this area. Without a basic foundation of discipline, all extracurricular activities are merely diversions from their failing program. As for parent involvement, It would seem to me that parents that want to make a difference and get involved are met with a frustrating wall of apathy put up by the administration and staff. Its a no win situation.
this school has a great acedemic program! Although we do change principals alot the school holds it together pretty well! We have alot of after school programs like basketball soccer football cheerleading dance team wrestling and we even have our very own newspaper staff! Great Job!
This school has also been a big disapointment for us. My 5th grader needed help in reading. He was in an IEP program for reading and math. I feel this school did not provide the help he needed to learn and join his regular class. After talking with one teacher I had the feeling they do lable the kids here and at this point in their education they feel they can't or won't learn, so why push them. Because of my husbands occupation we move around. We have been in 4 different states and this school district by far could use help.
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