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Harry S Truman Middle School1
Posted December 08, 2014
- a parent
Truman is by far the worst school that my family and I have had the mis-fortune of having to deal with. They have a bullying problem and don't care to address it!! When a parent meets with the principal (Mrs. Fowler) who then in turn sends you to the Asst. Principal (Mr. Hayes) as they want and expect you too, you'll leave there feeling as if you wasted your time! Heaven forbid you contact the administration department that becomes an even more waste of your time and trust me when I tell you they will not return your phone call! It's is a crying shame that as a parent I send my child to school as the law requires, however the school nor the resource officer ensure my child's safety!!! The school counselor (Ms. Rivers) I've yet to understand what her role in the school is, she has yet to contact my child regarding being bullied. The one thing that they are very good at is patronizing the parents, and showing favoritism with they students they like!!!!!
Truman Middle School is great. There is a new "principal in town" and I believe things will change for the better. The children in this school are amazing. My child feels protected here and works hard to getting the job done and is doing a great job. Next year I will have two children going to this school and I will drop them off feeling content and knowing they are in good hands. I believe the teaching begins at home and the rest will fall into place. Help them teachers help your children. Imagine what parents and teachers can do together. Thank you Truman.
Truman Middle School was a great experience. The thing you have to remember is that it is what you make of it. I was a student last year, and have moved to the South Grand Prairie 9th Grade Center. Truman was better than what I have now. The teachers are more determined, but will only go as far as you'll let them. If you don't want to listen to the lecture, teachers won't make you, and if you don't do the homework, they can't change that either. Bullying has virtually disappeared (or did when I was in 8th grade) and what little I had was reported to the counselor and was taken care of within the week. The principal kept things under control, and encouraged us to excell. We did. For me, it was also fun. The teachers tried and (most of the time) succeeded to keep things interesting. Overall, my experience at Truman was great. It was much better than the PRIVATE SCHOOL that I attended the year before.
There are great teachers and not so great teachers at Truman. Overall, my kids are lucky to have mostly the good ones. The real problem at Truman is bullying! Not a day goes by that one or both of my kids are complaining about it. They have talked to teachers, ect, ect...but nothing is ever done about it. We plan to move this summer to different school district. This whole area is going down hill fast.
Truman is a dissapointment when it comes to the teachers and the principal. The teachers do not send home work home and the principal does not follow thru with issues that you bring to him. The children are too worried about their friends and not focused on having a good education, that is because Truman does not offer a good education. My daughter has been there for two years now and I am moving because of this school.
Truman has disappointed me. My son does not show evidence of learning. I have had meeting with his teachers and counselors for additional help-very little was offered. Truman needs a serious academic makeup.
I could not disagree more with the negative comments about Truman Middle school.....I have gone out of my way to be sure my children were able to continue their education at this campus! we have built personal relationships with the staff and my son who struggled with learning disabilities K-5th excelled at Truman academically and personally. He is now at SGP 9th Center and has continued the same path! Thank you Truman Teachers and Admin!!
I really dont think it matters how hard Truman tries to be a good school, because either way there are troublemaker students, a severly-lacking staff and a low standard of safety. A teacher was arrested during a school day at this school, in the school! What kind of example does this set for our children? And think of the kids that had that person as a teacher. Truman needs a fresh start, but I doubt very much that they will be able to get one, if you are thinking about sending your child to a middle school in Grand Prairie, I strongly advise you to send them to Ronald Reagan Middle School. It is the complete opposite of Truman.