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Brattleboro Area Middle School5
Posted April 28, 2015
- a parent
My daughter is in 7th grade and loves BAMS. She was a moderately interested student in grade school but now has become a interested in excelling. I am so happy. My belief is that it is the atmosphere at BAMS. The teachers and administration make it known what it takes to excel and that they care for the students. Neither my daughter of I have any complaints (except the no lunch food guidelines).
My son has three core teachers who rate A to A+ and one English teacher who rates a C. Good thing it is English and not math. His Social Studies teacher is teaching a lot of writing skills to make up for it. Otherwise the physical facility and almost everyone at this school are professional and great to deal with. I am looking forward to meeting the new principal.
They administration and staff seem incapable, from the top down, of communicating with the parents when it comes to poor academic performance from the student until it is too late to do anything about it. As long as the child is not a discipline problem, they appear happy to let him fail. Their answer to everything seems to be 'let us worry about your child. . . ' which they then fail to do.
School administration communicates poorly, and they're hard to reach, but they think they do a great job. They pride themselves on their website, but it's always behind, looking at what already happened rather than what's coming. Their efforts to provide and implement a suitable IEP for my son were consistently not met, choosing what they usually do for students needing extra help rather than by what a student really needs. My son is going elsewhere next year.