The teachers try to teach the students as they possibly can, it's just that there are some talkative students(mostly the ones who get in the most trouble) who interrupts the classroom from learning. Some students don't even listen to the teachers.
Students disrespects the administrators a lot for being too strict. We never get breaks or recess like other schools. And we rarely have field trips or have out-of-uniforms. We also don't wear our jackets.
Honestly I am a student there and I will not go there anymore next year. Orchard Knob is a bad environment to go to with low grade levels. I am not being racist or anything but this is the truth that the majority of the students are black and that they are from a bad environment in Chattanooga known for gang violence and poverty. I really don't want any Asians to apply there because I don't want them to experience the same way I have felt like a minority there. Also the students are not interested in learning. Nor do they even want an education! Some of the students in that school are caught up on stupid social media and get distracted by their phones. Another reason why the students don't want to learn is the strict rules we have to deal with like the ridiculous school uniform policy: no jackets, no headbands, no sweaters, no necklaces, no headphones or earbuds
I really hate our ugly school colors: black for 6th, yellow for 7th, and white for 8th with khakis. So if you really care about your education, don't go to Orchard Knob, you will not fit in with everyone.
Smart students should not deserve to be treated with students who distract other students who care about their education and look forward for an opportunity. And not all smart students like me get recognized by all of the staff members and administrators.
Orchard Knob Middle School May Not Be The Best School With The Highest Test Scores And Safest Environments, But I Will Tell You What Okms Is. It Us A School Full Of Teachers And Administrators Who Care About Their Students And Want To See Every One Of Them Be Successful And Achieve Greatness. Every Teacher Wants Their Students To Succeed Past The Harsh Reality That Chattanooga Is A City Full Of Poverty And Gang Violence. And Its Sad To Say That Some Kids Will Get Sucked Into The Gang Violence ~ LeKendre J. Taylor
i went to orchard knob middle and it was horrible i was in 7th grade and because the school didnt have enough room they sent some 7th grade students on eigth grade hallway considering the fact of taking us away from our friends as far as socilization level and bullying was not disiplined at this school ive seen kids fight and not get in trouble alot of gang banging is at this school and im black myself but i know how to represent my self i rather be a nerd and smart than to be popular and dumb. this school is horrible i recommend that you dont let your child go there im attending ooltewah for better standards.-