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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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Some 7th & 8th grade teachers here are OUTSTANDING!!



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Seneca is an extremely cliquey school, some students tend to not accept the other students that are different from them. The cafeteria is very small (with about 20 kids at a lunchtable, even though it's meant for 10), the cafeteria also has a strange, musty smell that isn't pleasing. The auditorium and locker area are filled with many ants just crawling around. There are a few windows in the school, which can make it kind of depressing during class. There are also ceiling leaks theoughout the school, last year, they had to remove the ceiling tiles and the water would drip down into a trash can on the floorOne good thing about the school is that some teachers are AMAZING! They've really impacted my learning (in a good way) and I finally understand what I'm learning about. Overall, this school is okay.


Supports LD students: Disagree


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Even though the school does talk about being different to the students, the students still continue to block out the ones that aren't like them/are different.

Effective school leaders: Agree


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The new principal has changed a lot of things, but I don't think students are being completely impacted by it.



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-a student My experience at Seneca has been mixed. There are some amazing teachers, especially in the 7th and 8th grade English department and the 8th grade civics department, but there were also some algue teachers. By far the grade with the best teachers is the 8th grade. Most of the 6th grade teachers, especially in history, do not teach. As for 7th grade, there is a mixture of good and bad teachers and they balance each other out. The substitutes though are awful. I had to have a sub for the entire year in 7th grade science because my teacher had cancer. The long term sub was awful, she had us just read and do worksheets from the textbook and nobody learned anything. I do not understand anything I learned in 7th grade science and am worried as to how it will effect my SOL this year. As for the administration, the new principal is okay but the new assistant principal is really bad. Everyone loved the past one who had been here the past 2 years and this new guy just doesn't cut it. The building itself is old. There are not enough lockers and the 6th graders unfortunately have to deal with these skinny D House lockers that can barely even fit a 2 inch binder. The overflow lockers aren't that bad once kids learn how to navigate around them. Although the main problem is the size of the hallways. In between classes, especially after STORM, there is some serious congestion, especially around the C House and it is awful. Just in general kids are bulldozing others because they can't afford to be late to class and there isn't room to pass, this happens a lot when there is a group of 6th graders walking very slowly while 8th graders are trying to make it to class on time from gym. The cafeteria is also much too small. There aren't enough tables which causes kids to sit to up to 7 in a section made for 4. I've had to sit where I had to turn my shoulders side and awkwardly eat sideways. While this school isn't bad, some major changes to the building and to the 6th grade and substitutes staff could be made.


Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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i have a GREAT history teacher and MATH teacher but my PE teachers punish the whole class if 2 people do something obnoxious. ALSO i saved the best for last my keyboarding teacher!!!!

Amount of homework: Agree


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sometimes the teachers can be inconsistent for example my friend's math teacher gives packet on top of packets of homework im not even kidding but it may prepare them for high school and in some ways i dont see it as a problem

Develops character: Strongly disagree


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becuase the kids from sugarland and meadowland do not listen to teachers and dont care at all so they arent taught and the teachers just give up and it makes the quality of my education terrible




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I am upper mid class and my education at my previous elementary school was great but in Seneca ridge middle school it was horrific. they wanted to make the school with lower funds then my elementary school and its near a not so great area and kids from the lower education elementary are starting fights and getting f's and not caring about school breaking rules and making my school education go down the toilet at the same time. There are teachers who are too lazy to even teach. Some teachers genuinely hate children and I would be so grateful if they built a new school in a better area near me and i could go there Seneca ridge is half full of kids who dont care about their education and want to ruin mine and everyone else who actually cares. For example there was a kids in my PE class and all they did was mess around and it would make it so we never got to do our lesson plan and all we did was run and strech this would occur all the time and if i was lucky i would've been able to actually learn and those kids from those 2 schools need to be taught the importance of education



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If your child is Aftican American please beware. This school tolerates and accepts racist comments. Some of The teachers are great! Leadership is decent, but again beware. Kids are the culprits of saying derogatory comments, but when the school shows no empathy or compassion for the child who endures it -- it becomes problematic ! They want your child to tell on each child who says a comment about their race and be bullied 10x as bad. Training should be had for all leadership and administration. A video clearly Isn't working. The school is 8-9% African American. BEWARE BEWARE

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