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Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


- a community member
They come to school to stick together and form a good ol boy network. They do not seem to have critical thinking skills nor do they practice with social psychology / child development knowledge and they severely lack confidentiality. There are newer and much older teachers. The older ones need to retire. The younger ones lack their own voices to stick up to the staff bullies.

Amount of homework: Disagree


- a community member
It was a joke for 3 years when every parent I'd meet would say "does your kid have homework because mine never does." No help for things like forming letters, grammar, writing, advocacy...nothin.




- a parent
Fairhaven offers unacceptable class sizes of 50 students to 1 teacher. They have a very unfriendly administration.



- a community member
As an 8th grader at FMS, i feel as if i know this school pretty well. I can assure you FMS is the best middle school in city, and i'm not just saying that because i have school spirit. Fairhaven has the sweetest staff members and the students are unbelievably understanding and open. In elementary school, i dreaded coming to school. But now at FMS, i love it. Fairhaven is a well rounded, all around great school.



- a parent
6th grade math has been a terrible trial.the class has 60 kids in it .its independent study,if you need help you stand in line for one of the teachers if you are at the back of the line you may get no help that day.it would be better if it ere two classes of thirty .a class of 60 with two teachers is a distracting poor environment for learning




- a community member
Well I'm a student so I have a first-hand knowledge of Fairhaven. The teachers are WAAAY to passive!!! We have socials and there are always a bunch of kids grinding and inappropriate music. Kids dump food on each other all the time at lunch and they recieve a stern look IF even that. But kids aren't tormented about their wealth too much, unless a bad home life makes them be a jerk to others, in which case they are, which is sad but no one wants to be around them because they're so mean. Trust me I've tried...



- a parent
Fairhaven is great IF your family has money. If not, then expect your child to be ridiculed by their fellow classmates, talked down to by most of the teachers, and harassed by the administration. The obvious class warfare is completely enabled by the inept administration, who turn a blind eye to any infractions that a wealthier student might commit, yet throw the book at the poorer students. I am not alone in my sentiment - I have spoken with other students and parents who have experienced the exact same thing. I will say that the counselors are great, in that they recognized the favoritism towards the wealthier students, yet they were powerless to do anything about it. In short, if you're poor you won't be welcome at Fairhaven Middle School.



- a parent

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Last modified Fairhaven Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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