As a substitute, it is okay. There will be some students who are a little annoying to control so you gotta push them to do work. Do your best to get them motivated. Some students were rude and don't care if you tell them to do this or that. The staffs and faculty were very kind. Uniforms is the trend in this school. I don't really have anything terrible to complain about.
This school is great! Not the best, but not something you need to transfer from. The teachers are very caring and educated, the only problem i have with the school is the uniforms, but i guess i'll get over it eventually... If you have good grades and aren't looking for trouble, you'll survive.
Shack has been a great experience for my son. The expectations in the PAP/Honors courses are high. Teachers/extra-curricular sponsors/coaches have all been kind and caring. Too bad more parents "can't be bothered" to show up for Open House. These missing folks are probably the first to complain about a school or teacher.
The school is great all of my teachers are really great at their job my grades are the best they've ever because the teachers really ensure you are getting everything you need and if you are going to have you're child go to this school ask for mr. forson to be their science teacher he is the absolute best teacher I've ever had.
I go there now, and it's an okay school. The good thing is that they show you that it's okay to be different and to have different goals. On the bad side, they have so much fights... but the principal cares and is real nice about everything. I really like this school. Plus, you start becoming friends with people that went to other schools. It's a pretty good school. The teachers are nice and some Pre-AP teachers are great at their job!
This school has excellent teachers! i went here in 2007 to 2008 it is the best years i spent in my life! i loved my teachers there such nice people. This school has an awesome orchestra, band and choir. Great for sports. I use to go to Nichols but i hated it and change. Go Patriots!!!
After working with the principal directly, and a couple of the teachers, I am VERY IMPRESSED at the dedication and extra effort they make to encourage achievement and maintain good discipline. We drive past another Jr High a block away from my home to escape their gangs and discipline problems. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!! I'll bring my second child to Shack' next year too!
last year I was a seventh grader there and I loved it, the teachers are great!
Last year I was a 7th grade student who attended Shackelford Jr. High , I found it diverse inriching and fun . All of the teachers ,especialy on the north stars team were tramendous and I can't wait for school to start again.The bad thing is that there are many cliques and it is kinda hard to mingle into new groups.
I love this school!!!! i went there for 7th and 8th grade and it has been the greatest 2 years of my live!!! Go Patriots!!!1
I currently attend Shackelford Jr. High and I really enjoy it. I attended Butler Elementary before and there is a big difference. I love Shackelford because it is very diverse, unlike Butler. Shack shows kids what the real world is like. Parent involvment isn't great, but the teachers are awesome, the coaches are super, and the speech/art/band/orchestra/choir teachers are spectacular. :]
This school ranks on everything. I see children get stereotyped, and ranked on low, middle, and high class. There is too much of it. And though they have good academics, sportsmanship is very poor. And my child is very active. I switched my son to Nichols Jr. High in time for 8th grade.
I don't feel that the school discriminates between low and high income levels when it comes to sports, I do however feel that the school puts way too much emphasis on sports instead of academics. On a positive note, the band program is amazing!
It's a wonderful school! There's lots of oppertunity for parent involvement. My teachers are great and always make sure we understand. Last year when I was in 7th grade, I was in the Red Hots team. The teachers there are tough, but they taught me well! -Band rocks!
Shack is a very good Junior High School. It is also a socially and economically diverse school due to 3 of the 4 feeder elementary schools. Kids from Buttler might feel a little stunned by the diversity at first. The kids get a good education in a supportive environment and learn to get along with different types of people just like in the real world. There's more homework than grade school as expected. Things won't get any easier all the way up through college. There are plenty of opportunities to get good grades. Shack is a good preparation for high school and beyond. Shack also has one of the top orchestra programs in the state for junior highs. Sports are fair and competitive. There is good parent support in all areas and nearly all the teachers and staff are accessible like any school.
The teachers at Shackelford really seem to care and try to make my child a better person.
Shackelford is a good school with traditional values. I enjoyed speaking with almost every teacher in their system. They were caring and concerned when it came to the students.
Shackelford is a great school. My kids love their teachers and classes. They have excelled both academically and socially. Public school at its best!
This school discriminates between high and low income levels. During sports tryouts you could see favoritism for kids from Butler Elem.when it was more than obvious that the kids from Wimbish Elem. were better at the sport. However, I would like to compliment the school for a great Veterans day program! Many talented Fine Arts students and teachers, especially Orchestras string section!
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