I like almost everything about this school, we are almost 2 years through. I do have to agree with many that the new method of math instruction is WAY off base. I know that it may work for some, but the children who need MORE than videos aren't getting the help. My son has watched the videos over and over and asked for help but was just told to watch more videos. Not good. The rest of the program has been very strong and we especially love Ms. Grande. she has really helped my son to like school at least a little bit! I know that I would like a bit more communication but I haven't been up there near enough so I take on a lot of the blame myself. You can always check grades online but as we all know, particularly with this age group, grades are just the tip of the iceberg! I have always felt welcome when I go in and I have feel that most of the teachers are enthusiastic and willing to work with your child. Definitely a good school.
As I see, many of these postings are old. If you are pleased with something, it almost never gets that good feedback. True in everything. We have been at CPMS for 2 years after leaving private school with our 2 children. It is hard to get used to a school with 1400 students, but I think they manage them well. Lots of tutoring help available, but you DO need to be involved in your child's education. That way when things happen, as they do, you can have an intelligent & productive discussion with administration. Great teachers here!
On the whole, this is a very good school. However, they have made some changes to the math curriculum in the last two years both in terms of content and in presentation - which isn't going well. Lots of parents are concerned. It's a work in progress, though, so maybe things will improve by the end of the year. The 7th grade math team is not very strong, though. Language Arts, QUEST, and Band are great.
My child is special needs and he has made amazing strides with the teachers at Cedar Park Middle School. I will agree that the front office could use a class on manners, and I'm not happy with the traffic and crossing guard situation, but as far as teachers go... They are amazing. They make time for their students, plenty of tutorials before and after school. I am so blessed to have my child here.
CPMS is a very cool school, the teachers are great and always will offer you help/tutorials, which has helped me greatly. Mr. Crossway the VP is very nice and always makes us laugh! Last year I came with 3 friends now im going with 7! GO LEOPARDS!
I just moved to this school. Many of the people at this school are really stuck up. There are so many people at this school, that no one gets individual attention. I'm glad they're expanding. The staff is very rude and is disrespectful. I would definetly not recomend this school to anyone.
What you see is not what you get. On the outside this school looks great. New and clean, nice website etc. But once you through those doors be ready for rude and unprofessional staff and administration. If you are disadvantaged in any way (special needs, academically or money) you are not wanted, If your child is not cookie cutter perfect they will not be treated respectfully. It is a shame what they get away with. If you are a parent willing to toss money their way they will love you. But be a concerned parent and ask questions and help you child then you better look for another school becuase they don't want you. They will ruin your child's self-esteem and self-worth. You are better of in any other school!
I love cpms this is the best school ever! i am a cheerleader and we just love to have fun but also work very hard. We have very high taks scores every year. We also have the best staff ever they are verye helpful and kind. We have great principals that keep us in line. This has been the best three years of my life!! and as we say learning today leading tomorrow! go leopards!
cpms is the best school. they have a great athletic program, an amazing band and choir (the symphonic band was invited to an internation band clinic in chicago during the 07- 08 year). the teachers there are amazing, and there have so many great academic and extra curricular things at cpms. Leopards rule!
this school is one of the best schools i've been to. We got excellent athletics and a super great international recognized band(They went to the midwest Clinic where only 2 bands all over the world make it.) Our principles keep us under control but still let us have fun. Academically we are one of a kind TAKS scores are way higher than the sates. Out of going here for 3 yrs. I have never heard of any drugs, alcohol, or any other mischevious stuff. The only negative part is that we've got the most populated school in the district but one of the smallest campus, but that's all changing with alot of building extensions coming for the 2008-2009 school yr. Go Leopards
Overall this school is above average. There are at least 3 locations each day I see as I drop off and pick up my child that needs to be supervised. There is no excuse for it not being under control.
Our son is new to CRMS so far everyone has gone above and beyond for him. I have been especially impressed by the learning disabilities teacher. They have been very responsive to our Many questions and concerns. Thank you!
CPMS is a great school, we are very happy with the overall quality of this school!
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