Andrew Jackson Middle School has an environment where a healthy emphasis is put on recognizing and developing students academically. The majority of Andrew Jackson students respect their fellow students and the school's employees. A J is notably clean and cared for and a county library and a recreation association pool are adjacent to the school property.
The 6th grade team of teachers does fairly well with dealing with Sam's learning disability. I am not sure if our experience is different from other parents or not. I do know being a disability advocate and my wife a special education teacher we understand the process quite well. I am not impressed with Some of the teachers in other grades or the Kanawha County Schools over all. Little money goes into special education and way too much into administration.
I just got out of this horrible place that they call a school. Its more like a prison. Everyone at this school is horrible other than a few good students and a very little amount of teachers, but the principle and the vice principal are like dictators. They have to scream and yell at you about every little thing. They make the school miserable and the teachers follow them. We can never have fun ever. The lunches there are unbelievably disgusting nobody likes them at all everyone should pack their lunches if they don't want to be poisoned. Not even the lifeless teachers there like them. And there were fight almost everyday, that the teachers were slow to stop. Then in the class rooms people are always getting up talking yelling cussing and the teachers almost never stop it. Most of the teachers play on their phones in class. They have since I was there in 6th grade. Nothing has changed since and that's sad. I hope that any parent reading this listens to me and takes their child out of that horrible school. I almost failed this year and most of 6th and 7th because of the teachers. I listened never talked asked questions but they don't help you. I would never send my kids there ever!!
This school is amazing! The teachers are very kind and easy to communicate with. The dress code amd school policies are inforced and most are reasonable policies. Go Knights!
This school doesn't seem to care much for the students. It seems as if the ones who have authority let the children behave and say whatever is on their minds. The children show no respect and the teachers say nothing to them! The children are allowed to speak as an adult would. There seems to be no dress code enforced. As eleven year olds are wearing very inappropriate clothing. This goes for both girls and boys. Would would think that this school is for the misbehaved children. Andrew Jackson middle is a poor excuse for teaching children anything. It is ashame that my taxes are promoting this kind of behavior!
The teachers in this school are fantastic but the principal was an opressive dictator. I'm not sure how it is going to change with that woman gone. Hopefully for the better. People like Mrs. Montgomery are the only reason I did not attempt to escape that penitentiary. As my graduation from that prison neared, it became even more like a third world country. Basic freedoms were thrown away like a crumpled up piece of paper. Things like the anual "Turkey Trot" finally make sense now though.. I always wondered what happened to the last 1/3 of that money. hahahahahahaha
See im a student at Andrew Jackson and the princable is doing all she can to make edacation as fun as she can and gives us a lot of extra activitys for us to do edacation u rock Ms.Woo
I have three daughters at AJ and it is heart breaking, the teachers and faculty belittle the children and tear their self esteem apart. No communication or support from no one here, and good luck talking to Mrs. Woo, she hands you off to someone else.
I am currently a student at Andrew Jackson and i think the principal is doing the right thing of keeping control of her kids. p.s. The AJ girls b-ball team just won the county championship and went undefeated. The boys play their last game tomarrow at 2 30. If they win they will be the number two seed in the county.
My child has completed her second year at AJ. Academically AJ's test scores tend to be higher than similar middle schools in the state. It also has some 600 plus students which apparently taxes the teachers to the point where you are not going to get much individual attention for your child. Additional tutoring is a weak area. They do run a tight ship when it comes to student discipline, that is largely a good thing, however, some of the teachers and the principal, and assistant, can get over zealous with it. Overall, I feel that it is a good school.
I was a student at aj and it was a terrible school. I hated it. The teachers were wonderful but the principal and vice principal were awful and completely unhelpful to anyone who was in need of special attion and I would never send a child to this school because of them. I would rather move before having to send a child to a school like this with such an uncaring staff.
I think Andrew Jackson has very good academics. Also it has very few disciplinary problems Andrew Jackson is a national blue ribbon school of excellence and has AP classes for every subject which no other school in the state has.
this is one of the best schools my kid has went to she has learned alot here and all the other parents are wrong all my childern altogether have been there for 5 years and theres only been mrs.bosy and ms. woo.
Yes, AJ has been through three principals in the past 3-4 years. So? That doesn't make it a bad school! When I went to AJ the teachers I had helped me out so much, not only with my grades, but with my self-esteem. I feel the school is much better than any middle school close by in West Virginia. It has won many awards for excellence. I am proud of Andrew Jackson and the staff that holds it's pride high. Keep on rocking and rolling AJ!
My son is currently in 8th grade. I have found our experience at this school to be shockingly disappointing. There are no programs in place to help your child if he is basically bright but just needs help like tutoring. For the most part the teachers there seem not to care and are just there. They are not willing to go beyond what is required of them. They have gone through three principals in the last three years. The communication between parents and students is non-existent. If you attempt to try to talk to you child's teachers you are given the run around and then you are given only a brief period of time and you are not given any substantial answers to your questions, no solutions to problems and no support for the solutions that you may suggest. Horribly disappointing.
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