This school is unprepared for any special needs child such as high functioning aspergers, etc. Numerous attempts made to plead for some understanding and some of the teachers to do a bit of research regarding aspergers to help them understand my grandchild to no avail. As a result she is petrified to proceed to the next grade and has dreaded a new school year since summer began. Her previous school teacher, students, sent notes of encouragement and praise of her abilities and personality when they learned of the problems she was having at this school; therefore, it is clear that she was and is a good student. Still maintained a straight A status, but hated every moment she was there. Bullied, ridiculed with no help from the teachers or principals. When she would cry, one of the male teachers insisted that she was obnoxious and ruined class for everyone - singleing her out in front of the entire class. It was horrible - she now wants to be home schooled. BE CAREFUL IF YOU HAVE A CHILD THAT IS NOT POPULAR OR HAS ANY TYPE OF SPECIAL NEED!
- submitted by a community member
February 05, 2005
Canyon Intermediate is for 5th and 6th graders and is in the first year of grouping this age group together. They offer a fine arts class that allows each student to experience a great deal of art and music. The academics are grouped in three sections each taught by a key teacher. Sports are taught in PE but team sports are city league activities. The teachers are usually very experienced and knowledgable. Administration is organized. Parents are eager to be involved and the PTA is very active. The whole district has high expectations for students and parents also work to provide the very best for their children and the campus.