I'm an 8th grade student at Larkspur Middle, this is my last year at this school. I transferred late last year from Portsmouth Public Schools because of bullying. Moving had to be one of the best choices I've made and attending this school was even better. Yes, there are still bullies etc, every school has them, you honestly just have to find your 'group' of people and you will go many places. The administration at Larkspur are very good people, although from my point of view they do overreact on somethings, but if your parent talks to them in a respectful manor & you as a student talk to them in a respectful way and explain yourself they tend to look at the decision. Regardless, I do recommend this school.
I love my school, it's great! I've seen negative reviews, but that's how it is when you're this young. You just have those days. I personally don't think anything wrong with the school. When something breaks, they get it fixed relatively quickly. The teachers are okay as long as you're a good student. The one thing I think the school has a problem with is how they deal with discplinary action. I've seen countless times where they've made a bad call on suspension or even expulsion. This is mainly at the fault of the higher administration. Other than that, I love the school, and I don't await the day where I go to highschool. Keep on rocking lions! :)
I am a student here. This school honestly still treats us like children. I gave it 2 because they try.
Larkspur Middle School is a great school. It all depends on what team your on. In sixth grade, I was in the giraffes which is the best team, or smartest team, to be on. The teachers were great, which was especially important since I was taking all advanced classes. The teachers didn't just pass or fail you, they made sure you understood and could be competent in the subject. I love larkspur and some of my relatives went there before I did and said the same.
This school doesn't even deserve a star but I had to give it at least one. :( My son attends this school. It is by far the worst school we have ever had our son in. The teachers cannot control their classes, they do not care about their students, and the guidance department is horrible. I would NOT recommend this school to anybody. They do nothing to those that bully kids.
My son is currently attending LMS as a 7th grader. This is his second year and he loves it. His teachers are great, and contact me personally, per my request, to periodically update me on his progress. He is an honor student and half of his classes are advanced courses. My son tells me how his teachers make learning interesting and appealing to him, and it makes me proud to know I have my son in a school where the teachers care about the students and are involved with their academic progress.
All 3 of my sons have attended Larkspur M.S. The school is very large but I have always been very impressed by the personal attention my children have gotten from teachers, guidance and principals. The principal and teachers run things very professionally and treat the kids and parents with respect. No school is perfect and I'm sure the school has the normal challenges with having 1500 middle schoolers together as they go through the changes that puberty brings. My overall impression is that they handle it very well.
when i first went to larkspur i thought it was going to be a horriable school and when i finally went the school changed mylife now i make awesome grades and in 8th grade there and it is one of the best schools i have been to in virginia beach the teachers are nice, friendly, and fun. When i had issues with a group of kids i told the assistant pricipal and she got it stopped forme... awsome school....
Well i'm an 8th grade advanced student in Larkspur for the 2010-2011 school year. I have been going here since 6th grade. It is very fun, teachers are very nice, and almost every student is really nice and easy to get along with. I'll be sad when I leave for high school next year!!!
2010 is my child's first year in middle school. She felt very comfortable and was not intimidated by a larger school and older children. The 6th grade program encourages parents and students to become more familiar with what to expect and what is expected of students. The staff is kind and professional, and always open for communication. The school is well organized with guests and how they are to sign in; it is a sense of security to know that the school will not let just anyone in the building. There is a process and everyone is expected to adhere to it. I feel the students are safe and receiving a good education.
The teachers & staff care so much and they really put more than 110% into their jobs!
The principal is great and really wants the kids to be a part of the school community.
the food has mold the floor are dirty under the desk is gum every where
Larkspur is the best middle school in my opinion. The teachers are great. Classes are easy. I was inducted into the national junior honor society (NJHS). I am now going into the 9th grade at Kempsville High School and I am going to miss Larkspur greatly. Thanks for the best three years of my school years so far. Miss this school so much. Haha. If you have a chose go to Larkspur Middle School.
This school is decent. The staff are fun, although not the most experienced or best. The education, I would say is not really that good. It's enough to make me say its good enough. Friends in it are cool sometimes.
I have 2 children attending this school and I am very pleased. Parents can be involved as much as they want to. I strongly recommend parents to volunteer just an hour a week to make your own opinion of the school. If you want to set up a conference with your childrens teacher you call the counselor and they will set it up for you. Teachers are willing to help your children and have tutoring sessions for students. You have easy access to the Larkspur web sight to e-mail teachers with your concerns and the teachers take the time to e-mail you back. I do know Larkspur is a caring school and wants ALL the children to succeed, but you cannot expect a school to do everything for your child, it takes family involvement for a students success too.
This school is alright. I'm going into 7th grade this year, and I think the advanced courses are right on par for me. The downside is, sometimes it feels very institutional. The teachers are quite strict about things. Some of the teachers are real characters, too. I won't name names.
This school does not care about there students. They are very cold hearted. I have yet to meet a parent that is happy with this school. I am a military wife and know many mothers. The do not seem to want to take the extra step to help the children that need that extra push. I will do everything in my power to make sure my youngest does not have to go to this school.
My daughter is in the 8th grade and will be going to Bayside Health and Science Academy thanks to the challenging courses my daughter had the opportunity to take while at Larkspur Middle School. I can't say enough about our great school. My son still has two years left there and I could not be happier. You can always trust that your child will be academically challenged and safe while attending Larkspur. Things happen in every school but I assure you when something happens at LKMS it is quickly under control thanks to the Administration. My favorite Vice Principle would have to be Mrs. Norris she keeps the 8th graders under control at all times. I don't know how she does but I know she does. The kids respect her and like her. I hope this reveiw helps any parent who is new to the school.
My daughter is still doing well in this school and remains on the Honor Roll. She has been accepted to Bayside Academy thanks to her teachers and guidance counselors who wrote her rave reviews, and have been very helpful and supportive of her. What a change from the last school she attended nearly two years ago, when she was failing and the teachers didn't support or help her to achieve. The teachers at Larkspur, and the guidance counselors are the best!
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