This school does not give out homework. This is great for the sports enthusiasts.
If you want to keep your kid busy expect to be driving them to a lot of practices, lessons, activities of your own devising.
Yes, if you are a transplant from California there will be some culture shock. There are some rednecks. Even on staff. However. It is what you make it, and there are enough resources for any child to have a positive learning experience.
However. This is not a drag and drop school. New families, do not assume that all or most of the students, parents or staff will share your academic goals or attitudes to discipline. Do not be put off from asking questions of your child, his or her teachers or the administration. You will have to do the driving. Do not let your eyes off the road.
There are no really rich kids but many spoiled kids. Sports are emphasized far over Academics. In Sports programs I don't see much emphasis on good sportsmanship.
This school has brought nothing but tears to my daughter, crying everyday after school because of the overwhelming amount of homework. Am average of 4 hours of homework per night! The kids were awful to her, but not as worse as the principal doing NOTHING to stop it. We will not be returning this year because of what happened last year.... Great job skyridge.....
I've been a parent of a Skyridge kid now for two years and I am as impressed now as ever, maybe even more so. Not only does the school seem to have a strong comradere among its students, built around programs like track which enrolls something like nearly 300 of the kids, academics remain strong though not at all overwhelming. How anyone could fail to thrive here is beyond me. In fact, what strikes me when dealing with my daughter and the students in her class is the welcome friendships they have for one another. While there are in any group going to be variants, it seems everyone here is given room to become who they are and who they will be. My own daughter is enrolled in pre-AP and will be going to Poland and is also a self-motivated straight A student. Watching her grow up here is nothing short of a joy.
Skyridge was an absolute nightmare for my son. The principal is egotistical, incompetent, and negative. His attitude is perpetuated from the top down. The majority of the teachers are burnt out and washed up. There is an abundance of bullying, principal to staff, teacher to student, and student to student. For being a top rated district, it's appalling that Skyridge operates in such a manner. I suppose that if the test scores are good, all must be well, is the prevailing mentality. All is not well and it's only a matter of time before things will have to change. I've experienced middle schools in the area that have more socio-economic and cultural diversity that DO NOT facilitate the negativity and bullying that Skyridge does. There is more compassion and care in treating students.