The new Ignite program with students becoming involved in Leadership roles and mentors is wonderful. The staff addresses bullying and academic issues with the same vigor and consistently communicate with families. The sports are wonderful for students but the Robotic Club, Book Club, etc. show the dedication of staff to improve the life of their students and is ALL volunteer. The school is wonderful.
Very poor provisions for students with discipline problems. Bullying is a huge problem with teachers/staff looking the other way. Student body has High school problems. It seems to me like there is a lack of care of how students look up to the teachers and the administration. All politics and no learning. I've been a teacher in another school district for 25 years and I relate this school having the problems that an inner city school would have. It needs help..
This school could have improvement if they had set methods. With 7 teachers a day for middle school students it seems chaotic. The principal is not efficient and while she is nice as a person it does not seem that she handles the role of lead administrator at this school well.
With the new configuration (6-8) it will be interesting to see how the next few years settle. Current principal and teachers are energetic and working to use best teaching practices to make academic goals set for the school. However, with only sports as an afterschool activity and no academic clubs, this does not support the goals. Overall great, let's see how the new configuration pans out.