Nelsen is a very good school. There is no bullying, just a lot of fights. The people aren't rude or 'unruly,' they're really nice. The teachers are really nice, but some are just strict. I don't get how people could give such low ratings.
After reading all these reviews, as a parent of an 8th grader at Nelsen and has had a great experience. You should not expect the school to raise your kids, if you are involved with your children communicating with the teachers about grades your experience will be the same as other parents who do the same . If you don't you will have experiences like below
The school has great teachers for the most part. Their are some that should like below that ruin it for the 98% that are amazing! This year the PTSA ( Parent, Teacher Student association) had an amazing Hawk Walk, the staff, student teachers and even the superintendent walked. It was a fabulous event that was healthy and had the school working as a team. Any person who didn't understand that such as the below , " bullied teacher " should move to another school or become part of the solution not anonymous part of the problem. Thanks you to all the staff that support our kids and parents and make it a great environment for learning.
I've been bullied by multiple students and classes are overcrowded. I requested to transfer last week. The district does not care about what the teachers think they only take action once the parents get involved and the parents are not involved in the school at all. Teachers have to participate in the Parent Teacher Student Association(PTSA) since the parents are not involved at all.
Dr.Love is not doing her job,Mr.Harris is rude to my kids,Ms.Burcham stresses kids out,Ms.Christensen is also rude,Students are very rude because my son was watching a movie about 7 kids ran in and shouted inappropriate words.
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.
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.