My child will be attending their 2nd year at Nelson Middle school. The bullying is terrible. My childe would had their lunchconstantly stolen, locker would be broken into, and always pushed down in the hallways and school supplies kicked everywhere. The school would then give detention for being late to class We did have a few great teachers and I think they could do so much more if the school would just let them. The priciple is self involved and the counselors are a joke.
Parents need to realize that Nelsen is NOT a good school. I was bullied by countless students, rules aren't enforced, and teachers are rude. It was so bad for me that I had to transfer.
While my daughter has made some great friends at NMS that is the only positive experience she has encountered. The children are unruly and very rude. The school hasn't done a very good job in teaching hallway etiquette. I think that Dr. Love needs to step down and let someone else take on this leadership roll as she isn't doing her job. I think she forgot about the students and is all about the paycheck. When the school request s a meeting, they expect you to be there for their 7am meetings (even if both parents in the house work) but when the parent wants a meeting, the school doesn't return calls, and avoids any contact whatsoever. I think NMS would do better if the administration department went through an overhaul, get rid of the current staff and find people wanting to address the problems this school is having.
While some of th programs are great, such as the music program, other programs such as math, and the discovery classes, lack greatly. In the math program they have a tendency to push you on to the next class, Even if your not ready for it, which is what got my sister into huge trouble. As far as the discovery program goes, which is suppposedly for 'advanced' students, we are often doing the same things as the other classes. Sure, our music and sports activitys aren't bad (our track team almost went to state last year), What about actual academics?
The first day of school was NOT a positive experience. The School was VERY dirty and the orientation included a 15 minute discussion on gang violence, fighting, gang colors, crime on the school grounds and .................I was speechless. Im re-locating my daughter to a better school.
Nelsen is truly a great school. I am very involved in the music program, which is one of the best in the state. They have great teachers who really care about their students. The only thing I don't like about Nelsen are the large class sizes- the average size of my classes this year was 33 students, which made it hard to learn. Other than that, Nelsen was fantastic!
I have to say that I have mixed feeling about the school. Not so much because of the staff, but because of the many unrully and rude students. Nelson Middle school seems incapable of dealing with them. The vice pricipal, Dr. Love, and many other staff members have been supportive, but by the time they become involved the damage is already done.
I loveeee nelsen. the teachers really help you and they care about your future, they wont stop teaching you until they know that you really understand it. the luch is also yummy and they had Great after school activities. the music department is also fun. Conclusion: nelsen is the best school you can ever go to(;
One thing that stands out about Nelsen is the arts programs there. With a renowned composer creating a NEW work based on our kids and even including some of their writings in it, it is clear that the leadership there is excellent. Academically, I appreciated the fact that there were still accellerated programs for prior Discovery students, though the core LA and SS instructor for 6th grade left something to be desired.
I loved Nelsen. It was The Best School ever. It Had Great After School Activities & Lots Of Fun Students, Teachers & Parents. I moved Away From Nelsen This summer to a different School in the district. But I loved my 2 Years At Nelsen. All The teachers are great. They help sooo much. And Parents are really involved. All The Students there are Really nice. Ive made some awesome friends there. Bottom line: Nelsen Rocks. Send Your Kids There!
Highly qualified dedicated teachers. Nelsen provides many classes in the arts and extra curricular activities.
Nelsen Middle School was a great learning experience for my son. He learned so much from NMS staff and it helped him through the tough times. NMS was one of the places that taught him that academics were the key to a brighter future. I enjoyed bringing my child to this school. My child was involved in music at Nelsen and the Drama Program which i enjoyed.
Such a positive experience for all three of our kids. Wonderful teachers and good environment too.
Four of my children have gone to this school (one is still there). I have had only problems with the teaching staff, unruley kids, and the security officer stinks! I will be real glad when all my children are out of there.
Nelsen is a great school! Everyone there is always positive and always set on learning more. There are many extracurricular activities for students to choose from. Nelsen is the best school I have ever heard of!
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