My students attend Rudder. I believe that it is a very high quality school. The teachers put forth great effort to teach the students and to hold them to high expectations in their academics. The coaching staff is awesome and the band directors push the musicians to become the best they can be. I have notices that there is a wide variety of students at Rudder and my students love getting to meet all types of people. When I have interacted with the administration, they have had the safety and care of the students as their highest priority. In fact, I have heard them say multiple times that I a child doesn't feel safe they cannot learn. Rudder is a great place to send your students and I am proud that my children had the opportunity to go there.
Teacher quality is sometimes good. They care about teaching you but that's about it. When it comes to bullying, they only send the person they assume is the bully to ISS and/or alternative school. They only send the student to the counselor if that student is crying all day or if they complain about wanting to kill themselves. The principal rarely gets involved and if she does it's only about threatening to send the student to lunch detention if they wear a blue sweater with a logo even though it's 40 degrees outside. They have lockers everywhere even though they are banned to use. The worst thing is probably the "populars." Teachers never notice this. Heck, they even treat the populars better! What I mean by populars is those who wear skin-tight khakis, XS polo shirts, dye their hair every 2 weeks, and get new boyfriends/girlfriends every other day. They only use non-populars to ask for homework answers. Other than that, they treat them like trash. If you are thinking of putting your child in this school and are not willing to buy them khakis and polos that are 3 sizes below their regular or bring them to the salon to dye their hair every other week, this isn't the school for you.
My daughter went there all three years never had a problem they are strict, but i guess its a good way to control teenagers the officer at the school very friendly and helpful. The past principal Mr. Zolinski was the best. Got parents involved which is good for kids to see there parents there.This principal is new havent really seen her. But overall GREAT SCHOOL.
i think rudder is awsome! they have great food, nice teachers, but the students are only mean to you if you mess with them.
I go to rudder nad i in the 8th grade i went ther for 7th and 6th grade so i went there for all three years and ther is really nothing worng with the school they need to be a little less strict on the tardy and on the dress code.
This is a great middle school to attend. The teachers really know how to teach and they will do anything to help you learn.
I went to Rudder from 7th to 8th grade, and it was pretty cool except for the partent involvement. They got too involved and made the student dress code change to uniforms.
Pretty good school, very good teachers. My son is in band, and the band director is very outgoing and exciting. 10 out of 10!
Im not a Parent but an 8th grade student of 2003/2004. I'll give you a hint to who I am. Ive been 1st chair on Alto Saxophone and made 3rd chair in Region Odd Band. Im Brittany. I love band so much!!! I am going to miss My band teachers, Mr.Schmidt and Mr.Kirsch the most. -Brittany A. April 9th 2004 So long my friends ♫♫
I want to start by saying that I am currently an 8th grader at Rudder. I have seen and heard a lot over the years. The teachers at Rudder are nice and they really care about their students. The counselors are kind and try to help the students in their time of need. The administrators are a different story. The students don't know a lot about them, because the administrators don't spend time with the pupils. Rudder needs to make an anti-bullying program. This will really help. Rudder is a good school, but they do need to work out a lot of problems.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Rudder Middle School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Rudder Middle School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.