I am a parent of a student who is currently in Cummings Middle School (2008-2009). I had 2 other children who attended Cummings also. The teachers care very much about their students and try to get the students involved in activities that not only promote education but also promote social skills and citizenship. Many children who attend this school come from dysfunctional families and/or economically disadvantaged situations. These students are starved for attention. The teachers, administration, and staff do a lot to reach these students. I had my child transferred INTO this school for this very reason.