Notification of student progress is slow or non existant. Progress reports arrive 2 weeks late and emails are seldom answered. Each teacher seems to have their own agenda and parents/guardians will do well to just go with the flow and not ask any questions. There is no parent/teacher conference; just a parent/student conference held under the direction of a teacher who barely knows the student's name and can answer no question about the student. Doing the best for the student does not happen. I speak from experience; I have a student doing excellent in the school in spite of the lack of co-operation.
Housel Middle School in Prosser, Washington is a very nice school. There are two (2) gyms and the school is not crowded nor any of the classes where I have observed excessivly large. Parent involvment is sadly lacking. A typical school board meeting has one (1) parent. A WASL information meeting had two (2) parents. The school mentions 'Parent Involvment' but the parent/teacher conference is led by the student and the teacher present doesn't have the student for any classes so cannot answer any questions. I have a Special Education student and the communication about her and her progress are non-existant. Her IEP meeting was even held without notifing me! Housel has a school bulletin and after 10 months I discovered it and had to ask for a copy. The principal is wonderful and this could be a great school if more parents would pay attention.