I go here and let me tell you something The principles couldn't care less about bullies they try to be friends with the kids. Also there is so many bullies its not any funny i dont feel safe going to school Its sad that tons of new kids come and they leave cause the kids here bully But of course the principles dont do poop about it
- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2013
This school is full of lackluster leadership from the faculty and staff. One member of the staff used to be a teacher last year and struggled with maintaining control of students. This year this person has been promoted to a disciplinary position and still maintains a very poor attitude. I see another review by a parent complaining about racism and I have to agree that racism is a very big problem at this school if you are not Hispanic and to make matters worse, it is overlooked by faculty and staff. Athletics teachers use intimidation techniques to try to maintain control of the students. Some teachers have told their students that they expect and rely on them to learn exercises themselves by looking them up on the internet, yet scores children poorly if they use the computer to complete their homework. Teachers and staff have very bad communication skills with parents, even if the parents have explained and let it be known that they are very involved in their child's learning and academic career. Overall, this schools teaching and staff continues to deteriorate more and more with every school year. What once used to be a great school, now struggles to maintain a below par status.
- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2009
This is a great school, with a lot to offer the students. The teachers are very dedicated, as are the support staff. Students that need extra attention in their instructions have ample to chose from, teachers offer tutoring, as well as one on one teacher help in Grand Central Station. The districts decision for year round school, is also great for helping students get the extra help they need at the end of every six weeks. What a great idea for children who are struggling.
- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2008
There is a great currilculum and teachers to teach you. If your child doesnt understand there are many staff members willing to help them. The discipline is on the ball. And the safety here is very good! There are many Activities for your child to get involved in and they are very opened minded to ideas about creating new ones. I have to say the principal, staff, and teachers there are awesome! The technology is all up to date and so are the classrooms thanks to the community approving the bond :) I just wish there was more parent involvement, its sad to see students work so hard but then there parents dont get involved, but the school backs them up all the way. Your child will be happy here with the kids and teachers and so will you with the over all experience, saftey, and discipline. Thanks for listening :)
- submitted by a student
October 26, 2007
Great school overall, but do not like the open-door policy for allowing so many transfer-ins.