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Milton Middle School5
Posted May 23, 2014
- a community member
This is my school (Milton Middle School). It's great! The layout of this school, unlike many others, is very easy to remember. Basically, there is an entrance hall with the gym and cafeteria coming off of it and the music hall as well, containing the orchestra, band, choir, and general music classes. Another hallway coming off of the entrance hall is the main hallway, having another three hallways coming off of that: the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade hallways. Each hallway has a bathroom, including the main and entrance. In the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade hallways each have two of the following classes: arithmatic (basic, pre-algebra, etc.), language arts, science, social studies, and reading. Also, along the main hallway, there is a Spanish 1 class for advanced readers who have great reading scores on the WESTEST2 (local standardized test) where the go to Spanish 1 instead of reading, and advanced reading and language arts classes. Along the main hallway, also, are a few special education classes and a TAG class. There are also related arts classes such as FLEX (foreign language exploratory), health, art, oral communications (only middle school in area), and Tech Ed. There's also a library.
The administration and some of the teachers are more concerned with policies and procedures that have nothing to do with the learning environment than they are with helping the children to achieve their best.This school and others like it in Cabell County are a good example of why West Virginia continues to rank poorly in practically every category related to education, pay, obesity, and other quality of life issues. It is the blind leading the blind.
As a parent, I love this school. Great principal, outstanding teachers-the only thing I don't love is the short class periods and every other day band. Band needs to be every day! The county school board needs to correct this and add another band teacher to all of the middle schools. Cut out some of the electives and give the core classes more time. Other than that, I couldn't be happier with this school.