This school is extremely good, epically the accelerated classes, geometry, and algebra. The none accelerated classes, are good but more like a regular school, the basics. The accelerated program teaches skills that with prepare you children for High School and beyond. Expect your student to have a ton of homework, about 2 hours a night. The accelerated teachers expect a high level of maturity from their students, and no excuses will be accepted.
Overall, an "OK" school, however it is resting on it reputation and is starting to slip. Of particular concern are some of the "old line" teachers, who either come across as elitist, or worse, feel that they should be teaching college courses rather than having to deal with immature Jr. High school students. Not all that happy with this school.
I went to Sacajawea Jr. High School in 1968-1970. It was a great experience for an education, athletics, culture, fun and friendships. Wonderful leaders and teachers. Question? What is the year that Sacajawea opened? Where can I find the history of the school? My Favorite Counselor is: Mr. Ed Jenkins (1969-........) My Favorite Teacher is: Miss Ruth Pieterson (1968-....)
I'll start this off by saying that every single Honors course I attended was great - 7th and 8th grade English and Social Studies. However, even the Honors Math course is severely lacking with a teacher who, quite honestly doesn't care about any of her students. The entire Science department, as well, is poorly structured and is built to fail. The classes here, if they aren't "Honors" either aren't given appropriate funding or aren't given successful teachers to teach the course. It seems that a majority of the standard classes are poorly designed. The electives, though, are amazing - Art, Life Skills, Band - all have amazing teachers, that as an 11th-grader, I will never forget and have made a lasting impact on me. They constantly drive you to do your best and to achieve the most you can, while creating a good student-teacher bond. Their respect is felt and completely genuine. It's a shame the school is brought down by a terrible Math and Science department though. (More so Science than Math).
Sacajawea is a great school to consider if you are moving to Spokane. Both my son and daughter are highly successful due to an excellent grounding in reading, writing, learning how to relate to people from diverse backgrounds. The Language Arts staff, reading teachers, and art teachers are to be commended.
Sac is a great place to be. It's full of fun and tradition. There's always someone to go to in times of trouble, wether it be a teacher or another student. I just finished my eighth grade year at Sacajawea and am missing it already!
I attended Sacajawea from 1987-89. I had a great experience at Sacajawea. Now 20 years later my step son attends Sacajawea he's in the 8th grade he loves it at Sacajawea its a great place to come to with all friendly teachers.
i use to be a student in sacajawea during the 80's. please email me the school website so i could follow up on my yearbook if possible
i think this schools teachers are amazing they work so hard to satisfy there students and make them fill comfortable with who they are with still having discipline and structure this school is a good learning invirement for these children !!!!
I Am a 7th grader attending this school, and I think it is awsome. We have great teachers and the classes are pretty fun. I can trust the kids here too.
I love this schoool! Im a 7th grader attending this year, and everything about it is awesome. Im involved in so many things, including student council. Overall: the best middle school ever
There is no better way to tell if a school is good or not than by a student. That is why I am here to tell you about this amazing school. First off I would like to say that I have been to two other middle schools than SAC: this one is by far the best. I have fallen in love with these teachers for the past two years. The extracurricular activities here are amazing. Furthermore this school is so Diverse! If your students are minorities, there are great opportunities such as MESA made for them. Last but not least, Sacajawea has so many differnt things parents can get involved in. There is open house, Mom's, Dad's, and grandparent's night, a sock hop just to name few. I hope if you do choose this school, your student will have the great experience that I had.
I have a special needs student who went through Sac a few years ago. They were always kind and supportive of my daughter and of us, her parents. Their principal, Herb Rotchford, ensured that my daughter had an excellent program, personally sitting in on meetings and planning sessions. After my daughter's very positive experience, I am a loyal life-long Sacajawea supporter.
When I moved to Spokane, I was told I should move on the South Hill so that my child could go to Sacajawea. This school is only a good idea if you are a white student. My child has been called names of all kinds here and the principal has done nothing but tell me not to be so sensitive.
The new principal at Sacajawea is horrible! She hardly knows any of the students and is never out to supervise at lunch. She needs to take her cue from Mr. Rotchford and start getting involved with the students.
My daughter goes to Sac and loves it there! She likes all of her teachers she says even though they give her homework! Ha ha. She loves all the events they have and the dances! And Mr. Reavis and Mr. Rotchford Rock!
This school has one of the best principals in our state. Strong parent involvement.
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