This school is outstanding! The teachers are fabolous and work well with the students. The principle, is a great leader. The teachers care about the kids and it shown through their actions.
We moved into the area from Dallas during the 2012 school year. We came from an area of excellent schools and feel like Chief Kanim compares very well to the school we came from with the added benefit of being a smaller, more personal environment. I have two middle schoolers at Chief Kanim and they have both really enjoyed their teachers. The principal is great and easy to communicate with. I especially love the sports programs that are open to all and have something for everyone. I enjoy being in a smaller school district and I don't feel like the schools suffer at all from the district's size.
Excellent principal who respects students and prepares them for high school. Many caring teachers who go the extra mile to help students of all levels.
CKMS is definitely the most quality middle school in the SVSD. Principal is responsive and tough but kind. My biggest issue has to do with the fact that they have little to no opportunities for students who excel. The "hi-c" program has been abandoned in the humanities with teachers insisting that they are capable of managing blended classrooms. The reality is that students who should have more expected of them are zoning out. The math there is not up to par with neighboring districts where students leave 8th grade prepared to take geometry in 9th. At ckms (and the svsd in general) taking algebra 1 in 8th is considered "highly capable" while in neighboring districts students on a "highly capable" track are taking geometry in 8th grade. The district needs to respond better to children who are excelling and have more to offer them otherwise they will continue to seek better education out of district. Of course when they get done with middle school they are stuck with Mt. Si....
CKMS is an inclusive, welcoming community that nurtures and inspires kids to be inquisitive and creative - and strive to do their best!! Three sons have attended - and I am grateful they had this opportunity!!
My teacher recommendations go to : Mrs. Vanderwood - 8th grade Humanities and Language Arts. Mrs. Treadwell - 7th grade Language Arts, Drama, and Humanities. Mr.Fowler - 6th grade Math, Science, Humanities and Reading.
My daughter is doing incredible in this school. The teachers keep them responsible for their work, and they set the bar high. I love that they have the hi-c classes that work their brains. The only thing I would change would be to make sure that our kids have PE more often, depending on the classes they take, they can avoid PE all together.
As the parent of a 6th grader, our CKMS experience has been good. Grades are important and lots of emphasis on having good ones. Good progress reports. Good feedback from teachers. Our child feels safe there.
Very good school! the teachers are cool and the new vice principal is the coolest!! the after-school activities are fun and they are building a new gym which is supossed to be done next year. if your lookin for a fun school for your kids and a place to get education then this is the school. Its a blue ribbon school!
Chief Kanim is the best enviroment for any student and has the best teachers imaginable!!
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