This school has some great teachers, too bad they can't seem to keep them around very long. I blame this on some of the Vice principals being very unsupportive. Ms Walker, the eighth grade vice principal, is horrible and plays favorites with the kids and rarely backs up her teachers. Is it a wonder most of my child's teachers transferred to different schools this year or got out of teaching? If you are in the military and value your kids education, move to South Clarksville and go to Rossview or Sango. The new principal at Kenwood is nice, but he is young. Until someone cleans out the worthless vice principals like Walker, discipline will never improve and the students will suffer.
As a parent who regularly volunteers here, I must say that I am impressed. Everyone gave me the, "I'm sorry" face when I said that my kid is going to Kenwood Middle. The administration, staff, and teachers have all been fantastic. They are patient, kind and want to see the students happy and excelling. I love the positive behavior program they have begun this year. Thank you to Ms. Martinez, Mr. Higley, Mr. Wilson and all of those at Kenwood Middle for helping through this fun and crazy transition from elementary school.
Very oblivious the bullying issues they have in this school. I get told every time they need more proof. Well I now have a child afraid to go to school from fear of being jumped. He has been hit on the back of the neck , shoved into the table at lunch , etc. He does not react and tries to walk away and tell but gets told by a teacher well I did not see I can not do anything about. UMM address it. Mrs.Martinez or however you spell it , told us to expect our son to get bullied. No I expect you to do your job.We are looking into getting him into a new school and hopefully we can. Then I am taking all my documented emails and such to the to the media over this crooked school. Very big problem with racism here as well from students. I am over kenwood elem. It is a joke. I will say Mrs. Mcdaniel is a great teacher as is mrs.goder. Mrs overdorf as well. Yancey not so much.
Lots and lots of discipline issues. Every day I hear swear words, profanity, and disrespectful students. The teachers are the only thing keeping me from going insane. The stuff isn't very hard, and I can breeze by with nothing lower than an A. Pathetic. - An 8th Grade Student
My daughter loves this school she has made a lot of friends. Her grades have improved also with the help of those wondefull teachers. This school is not racist and it doesn't have any behavior issues because two of my sons have gone from KWMS to KWHS and had never complained.
I have had two students who went to this school and it is a great school. They have advanced classes, a great athletic program and after school tutoring if needed. Whenever there are issues that need to be addressed, the principal has an ear to hear what you have to say and seeks to solve the issues on the spot.
This school is a disgrace from the teachers, to administrators, to the racism against white kids...you name it, it's a problem. My son has been getting bullied for a while. Contacted the school, spoke to the principal, called guidance and got no where.(Guidance called me back a week later). Tried to have him transfered and they told me I have to make him see a psychologist to do so. Maybe he needs help, but that doesn't solve anything when he's threatened and can't use the bathroom b/c he's scared he'll get jumped. They have completely ignored the situation even w/ the names I've given of known violent bullies. Something needs to be done about this. We sign a contract against this behavior at the beginning of schoool-do your job!!!!