This is a wonderful school. They promote higher education for students beginning with 6th grade. The teachers are caring and work tirelessly with students and parents to improve learning; frequently staying after school and having tutoring on Saturdays. The Principal, Ms. Bates and as well as the rest of the administration avail themselves to the needs of students and adjust their schedules to meet with parents as needed. I wish more schools in the district were like this one.
Highland oak middle is a decent school.Some teacher's are there to teach and some are there for a pay check only!My daughter stated one of her teacher's said, it doesn't matter if the kids keep talking , he's still getting paid, he's going to get his money regardless. Also most of the woman in the school have bad attitudes. I'm so thrilled my child is leaving this school. my 7th grader is leaving as well,We actually decided to move just to keep her from having to return, So far i've only met a hand full of teachers in this school=Highlandoaks middle that are genuine and sincere. For the rest of them sad sad case. oh their bullying policy sucks.If a student hits you, the child is to do nothing but tell the teacher.THEIR POLICY IS TO LET SOMEONE ELSE SPEAK UP FOR YOU. SO I GUESS IF NO ONE EVER SPEAKS UP FOR THE CHILD THAT'S GETTING BULLIED, THEN HE KILLS HIS SELF! All i'm saying is they should take bulling more serious! They also make the kids walk in a line from class to class.They have to stay on the blocks.I understand about keeping order however its middle school not kindergarten. Since they cut the bus routes the car rider lines are even longer. uniforms soon.