My 2 kids went to Fowler. Most of the teachers are nice and very good teachers. As more then one parent mentioned in her/his post, my children don't like the the coaches and the assistant principal either. They are clueless when it comes to talking with kids. Most kids are afraid to talk to them, even to ask simple questions, especially coaches. Example: my daughter missed a game and i wanted to know if she was gonna play the next one and/or she has stay after practice for make ups. My daughter did not want to talk to the coach, she was scared to be yelled at. Then i wrote an email, simple and short just to check about scheduling. I work and there is no bus after normal dismissal time, so I need to prepare myself. For my surprise, the coach went straight to my daughter complaining that I should not have written to them, that she (my daughter) would find that out in pracice. Really??? Whats wrong with that???? Why they are so aggressive and passive aggressive???? Not happy with that :( Anyways, that's the only negative thing about Fowler.
My child has ADHD (inattentive) and a number of Teachers either don't have the desire, time, bandwidth or skills to teach in the way and manner suited for this learning difference, regardless of state requirement(s). This has made it difficult to succeed and maintain a healthy level of confidence. I hope for a turnaround.
My son had a good experience at Fowler. The teaching staff provides good instruction and leadership. I feel my son is adequately prepared for the transition to high school.
25% of teachers are great;25% don't care & seem to not like kids;the other 50% are pretty average.So, I guess it's just a roll of the dice whether your child gets a great education or left behind.Students not having their own textbooks is bad, especially w/how much we pay in property taxes for education.I was told textbooks aren't used as teaching is geared to TAKS curriculum.Students NEED textbooks, not hand outs & journals they paste them into.I have never heard of such a thing & we lived in 2 other states who also had state testing.Kids still had textbooks.How will they learn to use textbooks in high school/college if not using them now?Studying for tests is difficult if journal notes are missing.Also lacking is use of "Home Access."It is not being used to its potential.Teachers should be required to post homework/assignments due dates & vital notes or study guides.If Home Access was really being used like it should be, it would be a very valuable learning tool.Fowler should improve this & mandate teachers use Home Access more effectively.Overall, I like Fowler,but agree principals/front office are bad w/kids & seem to work on fear instead of being positive role models.Sad!
great school , best ever seen, best teacher and staff, good programm, should have more textbook s for 6th graders, sport team, great.
Fowler does a lot to help students achieve, especially if they are below grade level in core subjects. The teachers are communicative with the parents and strive to motivate their students to do their best. However, I question the efficacy of some of their methods. I understand that students should be graded on their own merits in class and on tests, but my eighth grader hardly ever has homework (his second grade brother typically has more homework than he does) and at times the homework is trivial (e.g., coloring a picture). I d expect more work to come home for the students to build on what they ve learned in school and prepare for the workload of high school. The orchestra program in wonderful with a very motivated instructor and much opportunity for growth and participation in performance events.
I've been at Fowler MS 6th-8th and im proud to be a falcon! Most teachers there are very supportive, but there are so many students this year i think that students are not receiving as much individual attention. Overall fowler was a great experience.
I agree the quality of education is great. Most of the teachers are nice and very good teachers. As one of the parents mentioned in her/his post, my children don't like the front office staff, the coaches and the principal either. They are clueless when it comes to talking with kids. The other day my daughter went to the front office to ask for her homework left there by some teachers (my daughter was sick at home for a few days) and the lady in charge gave her a hard time by saying "I don't have anything for you; your mom should have picked this up yesterday; blablabla...." It was pretty clear to my daughter that the lady was giving her a hard time because she doesn't like her mother, who happens to be myself. Taking out her anger on 12 year old kids tells me a lot about her character. That's just being a coward. If it was not for the quality of education, my children would not be at Fowler at all.
Frisco ISD pays lots of attention to low-performance students. The administration does practice 'No Child Left Behind' diligently to boost its rating. But teachers do not have infinite time and energy. If they pay more attention to the low-performance students, they may leave top students behind. It is a very delicate act to focus on both ends of spectrum. Fowler is a very good middle school but I am little worried about HS in Frisco.
This school is THE best school I have ever attended. The teachers are so caring, have patience, and, well, teach extremely well. Schoolwork is very challenging, I must say, but our teachers are preparing us with hard work for upcoming years in the high school. This school is the best, and there's nothing bad I'd like to say about it!
I love this school i love all the teachers for the 8th grade they are amazing....The bad program is very great really all i have to say is GO FALCON BAND
The best school in Frisco by far, not just saying that test scores for TAKS are incredible with over half of all the students commended on their test and a 95% average of passing
We just moved from Dallas and it was the best thing for my son. I only wish they had more activites for 6th graders in language and sports.
I love the school. It is very challenging. They are really getting them prepared for college.
It has a great teachers and learning skills it is the greatist middle school in the area
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