This school has a great lunch and great bus system that is all that is good about the school. Except for math which is OK. Some of the teachers are nice including 7th grade math in green wing, red wing 7th grade health 7th grade red wing social studies. cooking is kinda fun. fun band school has lots of equipmment in industrial tech cooking music home ec. art and regular teaching
the lunch is the most dixcusting i had ever had!!!!! i would never eat here if i had the choice!!! i never have enough time to eat my lunch unless you only take one thing and a milk. there is only a three nice teachers. the computer class is unedpectingly hard i sruggled to get a B.
SMS has provided a wonderful experience for our child. The transition between elementary to middle school was scary for us and our child. The red wing teachers are superior!! We get weekly progress reports and are in constant communication with teachers via e-mail. There are A lot of students in this building, however, I believe the staff and administrators work very hard to meet each child's individual needs. We are very pleased with SMS.
this is my daughters last year in the middle school. and her time there was good she injoyed it and the teachers that helper when she needed it. the school don't tolerate harassment witch it a good thing and there are many teachers there to help out kids that need any help.
This is a large school, but it is segmented into 3 wings, and the students are only all together really in lunch. Otherwise it is really 3 schools sharing the same facility. There are principals in each colored wing. My daughter started here this year and I am impressed with her teachers and the curriculum so far. The new principal seems to be outgoing, and students always seem welcome in the office - it does not appear to be off-limits as was the case when I was young. To me that presents an open arms mentality that we need in schools, so the student population can approach anyone if necessary. So far so good!
This school has a very large problem with communication between the staff and the parents. The staff does not communicated with the parents until the problem is out of control. I am very glad my child is no longer attending the Middle School.
This school, in my opinion, seems to not know how to teach some subjects. My child has come home with more to do in art work than almost anything else so far. ie: my daughter came home and had to draw pictures of animals what she remembered her teacher saying to her in 'science' class. (This was homework) Tell me, how is this teaching science?! I also hope they would ban the use of the number grading system also because it doesn't show a correct status of the childs learning. The letter grading gives more of a challenge to the children to do better with scores. I am always involved with my daughter's schooling. I would hope more parents do the same! Don't let the school teach your children without your involvement.
This is a very large school with an emphasis on enforcing rules and asserting hierarchy over building community. Children are 'tracked' and I have repeatedly seen and heard students treated with disrespect by adults. I am frankly uncomfortable when I am there and often struggle to explain why I send my child there. If the level of parent involvement is low it may well be because of a less than welcoming attitude. There is a large population of low-income families in our district and a great deal of bias against them. I hope the new principal will bring some new attitudes, but so far this year it is business as usual.
This is a great facility, however the children that attend the school are in need of much development. The school does a good job with scheduling and giving opertunities to the students, however the students are not motivated to take action in may of the experiances presented to them. I see lack of involvment from many of the childrens family members, which leaves a majority of the students with a lazy minimal acheviment attitude. If your planning on sending your student to this school keep tabs on their peer groups and encourage and help your student be involved in many of the great things this school has to offer. The staff is great and the facility is beautiful. Help make this student population more agressive.