I want to play devil's advocate to the users who feel communication is a let-down. We have 6 kids, so we have been through various middle schools. I don't think a lot of these parents realize that there is less communication between teachers and parents at EVERY middle school level. The teachers at this age leave it up to the parents and students to come to them, in general. If you take the time to do this, you will find the teachers and admin to be very responsive and helpful. We pay to send our kids to this school from another district. Good teachers, good admin, good class sizes. And no real major clique problems with the kids. Overall, a great experience!
The communication is not what it should be, it seems that they feel the parents are not important anymore, i didn't know some of my childs isues until i scheduled a conference, the school is good but if you have a student that struggles in areas - the majority just blame the student and do not communicate, i had 2 teachers that seemed to care enough to help her and to let me know- this was only after i requested the communication.