This is a GREAT school, the teachers are terrific, very dedicated, purposed and know how to teach efficiently. This has been a wonderful experience for our 6th grader. Yay Joe Shafer!
My child, as most teenagers do, was having issues with teen drama. The principal decided to address the issue by giving my child detention for (his exact words) "rolling her eyes at another student". The principal runs a very inefficient school and does not try to see the big picture to resolve issues. This is one of numerous issues that my child and I have encountered during the time there. So glad it is almost over and a new school next year.
My daughter attended this school for 2 years. I found the staff to be very nice and helpful. She had a great experience there.
This is my son's first year of middle school and I was quite apprehensive of the process, not the school. We are having an amazing experience. My son loves going, loves his teachers, and has finally started getting organized with their help. 4 of his six teachers are communicating very frequently through email and letting me know what is coming up in class. I love the structure and support the teachers are giving the students. The administration has a strong presence which is a relief as a parent. We love Shafer and can't imagine being anywhere else.
They gave my child 4 minutes to walk from the back corner of the school to the opposite front corner. This was also her only time to go to her locker and use the restroom because her teacher would not let her. We talked to the principal and he was completely unsupportive. This school is horrible. My child spent 1 year there already and I am looking into moving her to a different school.
I have heard for years that Shafer was a horrible school and to never let your child go there. When my oldest child went to Middle school I put her Rucker-Stewart. She struggled and really just hated going to school there. So at winter break I removed her and put her in Shafer. I should of put her there to begin with. She went from C's & D's to A's & B's. The teachers are awesome!!! The principals seem nice too. I will have all my children go to Shafer Middle proudly!! I would like to thank the staff for everything they do. signed by: Glad I Made the Switch Mom
Amazing principals, and wonderful teachers. This school is the place to be in Gallatin.
It was an excellent school.Everybody was great.I think that I will indeed send my son and or daughter there.I learned a great deal to know that my kids will get smart and succeed in life.I want to thank everyone that were my teachers who took time out of there day to help us kids.Also,I want to greatly thank guidance.Without one of them I would not have went through my problems in my middle school years.
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