Stafford is over crowded and the leadership team is not up to the task. They have little control over the school and the learning conditions are not up to par with other schools in Frisco. Bullying is pervasive and the scool officials including the resource officer are in denial. The hope is when the school gets enrollment relief in 2015 conditions will improve.
My child will be in the 8th grade this year and absolutely loves Stafford. I'll admit it was difficult getting her adjusted in the 6th grade, but she has come t oknow and love the principal, teachers, and students in the school. Drama, band, and sports are a big part of the middle school life, and any parent starting at Stafford should find a way to plug their child into these activities. Teachers and administrators respond immediately to parent concerns. Lots of after school activities are available. Most of the kids and parents seem genuinely nice and friendly. My child is already eager for summer vacation to end.
We are extremely pleased with the teachers and staff here at Stafford. Our child is having an exceptional middle school experience, and we could not ask for any better. Teacher/staff involvement are great!!! Always remember, you get out of a school what you put into it. We are quite involved in every aspect, whether it be during or after school. As far as education, the proof is in the test scores. I was amazed with how many students were invited into NJHS this year alone. Just Fabulous!!! Unfortunately, my only wish is for more parent involvement. Disciplinary problems with other students have been dealt with by the councelors immediately following a complaint in our situation. Fortunately, they were not major, and the problem was resolved with no return :) We feel very lucky to be a part of an exemplary school and cannot wait for our other children to have the same experience as their sibling did. Thank You, Stafford Middle School!!!
A single reflexion: If you have the highest rating of schools in Frisco, because daily bullying is hitting their good students and still have no answers to parents, they expect to a new case as in the past?
We were sorry we only got the 8th grade year at Stafford before having to move on. We loved it! All kids get a wonderful education here in a great environment conducive to learning. Administration works to make this possible and it shows. Teachers are excellent, in constant email contact. Assignments/grades avail online at all times. Zero tolerance for discipline problems. We were very happy here!
The first year for Stafford Middle School is almost over and I can honestly say this is a great SCHOOL. The Teachers & Staff have done such a great job with both the studens and parents. This was the year to get things done right and every parent I talk with agrees that Stafford is on it's way to excel past the other middle schools in the Frisco area.