We have been very pleased with this school. We send our kids to school to get an education not a fashion show. Luna provides many tools to help students do the best they can. Our daughter struggles with school but Luna has many provisions which have proved very helpful, such as free before and after school tutoring, free use of educational web sites, sample testing to help them with the TAKS test, as well as good teacher communication. She is now an A-B honor role student. We have also personally experienced the reasonable nature of the administration. They have taken our daughters circumstances into account and acted accordingly. We are very pleased with this school. Don't let cranky parents mislead you. This is a very good school and we believe they are doing an excellent job. You can't please everyone.
I agree with a few of the other reviews. They do have bully problems here that are not handled well by the administration. The students ARE treated as cattle. The teachers just don't have the time to give to the students. My son has ADD and it has been difficult at times. Students are not permitted to carry backpacks during school. ADD kids need to be able to keep everything in one place but the school does not take that into consideration. The dress code is ridiculous!!! Students are not permitted to wear ripped clothing (which I agree with) but, when my daughter fell and skinned a dime-sized hole in her jeans, they made me bring her a new pair or she would have to sit in office for the remainder of the day. NO COMMON SENSE
Very good school. I came here from Germany 3 years ago with two kids. I have one kid that started in the 6th grade at Luna and another that is currently in the 7th. I have found the teachers to be very reliable and they are quick to inform parents when there may be a potential problem with the students. I am very happy that the school keeps my children challenged. They have both participated in the schools honor program. My oldest was accepted to 3 of the 4 magnet schools he applied for and is currently in his first year at John Jay High. I partially contribute this to the professionalism of the educator's staff at Luna Middle School. My only draw back is that I haven't seen any bumper stickers for proud students from Luna Middle. I highly recommend this school and I am an extremely satisfied parent.
As a parent, I would not recommend this school to anyone. There is not any type of communication and it is just like another reviewer said, the kids are like cattle and they herd them in and out. The administration does not have respect for the kids nor the parents alike. I will say I have been pleased with some of my child's teachers. Fortunately, my child will do well, as academically is an A-B honor roll student. MAYBE IF THE ADMIN WOULD START PAYING ATTN to the kids and parents, they would not have an 'academically acceptable rating'. These people must hate their jobs as this is how their attitude comes through to most of us.
continued.... At Luna, be prepared for your child to be 'cubby-holed'. They are not treated as individuals....more like cattle. Since we came to Luna from another school district one of my daughter's was not allowed to take Pre-Algebra for 6th grade because she had not been in an NISD school for 5th grade when kids were tested. There were no waivers for this! At first I applauded Luna's 'no shorts' dress code policy until my daughter wore gaucho pants to school one day that were two inches below the knee. I was asked to bring her something else to wear. (Girls may wear skirts of any length at Luna) At other schools the policy is generally that the pants/skirts/shorts should come at or below the child's fingertips when standing straight and with hands at their side....this guideline makes more sense but alas Luna MS does not know the meaning of common sense.
I loved my son's Reading teacher. She was a wonderful asset to my son's education. On the other hand very disappointed in the lack of discipline and the lack of administrative leadership. As a teacher myself, I feel that the administration was very unprofessional in handling of a 'hit-list', 'pantsing', '10-seconds', and various other activities that occur at Luna. Bullies are literally untouchable and I feared for my son's safety on a daily basis. Luckily I am a teacher and have the option to move my child to a safer environment. I hope that things will change in the coming year especially since the area is growing rapidly. I am pleased to say that my son will not attend Luna in the upcoming year.
Lots of after school activities. Most 7th grade teachers were good, although there was a lack of discipline problem in the math class. School handled reports of bullying promptly and professionally. Safety was not a problem. Overall, my son had a good year.
Many extra-curricular programs available. Good administrative response to problems.
It is a good school. Everybodyy has their own view on everything and everyone can read good. I would reccomend to anyone in the northside area.
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