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  • Bastrop Middle School5

    Bastrop, TX | Bastrop County

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    April 29, 2014


    friendly staff however the hanging out between the cafeteria and the school should be enclosed at the middle school. Its to dangerous with all the violence in schools these days to have it open like that with all the children just hangin out . Yes its supervised but the one day i had to go up there the principle and two other staff members where in a circle gabbing no one asked who i was or y i was there etc. not to mention the staff at the lunch room she watched me walk in and watched me walk out no questions. I just enrolled my child here and there was no way i blended with the children so why wasnt i stopped? why is it open? why isnt staff really watching ? why wasnt i asked to check in the office for a sticker pass or something?

    Submitted by a parent

    July 23, 2013


    Bastrop Middle School is one of the worst schools I have ever attended. The teachers here are absolutely terrible, they yell at the students for unnecessary reasons and some teachers will take up your phone or electronic device just because it falls out of your pocket. Some teachers are actually really great in this school and have improved my education dramatically. This school goes through more principals in a school year than most schools go through with 25 years. One of the principals raced my friend and I to class even though all we were doing was going to was our lockers and she gave us detention for being late to class even though we were already in class and the teacher let us go to our lockers. She made anybody else go to detention who was still in the hallways except one girl, which was totally unfair because the rest of us were late and so was she. The number of students in each class is uneven. Some classes have only 10 students while others have 35 and it gets over crowded in the classroom. Even though our education is not very good, except a few handful of students, our extra curricular classes and great and are highly awarded for their greatness.

    April 7, 2010


    This school is the worst school that my daughter ever went too the teachers are rude the students are not well tought and fights break out every day.!!!!!!!!!!

    Submitted by a parent

    March 3, 2010


    It says a lot of the school when a permanent police car is part of your aesthetics. Communication with a smile and welcoming gestures goes a long way. The office staff need to take sensitivity training. If you want people to join PTA and be actively involved with your school, present a welcoming campus. The district has created an evironment where teachers are unable to connect on a personal level with students or parents? Mostly, the teachers are overloaded. They are expected to do mountains of paperwork, email, grading, and be at the top of their game. Where are teacher aides? The district has taken the love out of teaching for most. Parents need to be involved with their child's education. My generation was expected to go to school for an education. We were responsible for low grades, not the teacher. 'Walk a mile in their

    Submitted by a parent

    July 27, 2009


    This school has some very good teachers. The reason this school has problems is not becuase of the teachers or principal. The reason is the parents fault.

    Submitted by a student

    March 1, 2009


    This School does not satisfy me at all. I am and 8th grader and can't wait to leave for high school! There's a reason we made academically unacceptable last year. Dr. Bauer talks to us like third graders and it's very irritating. And do we really need cops at practically living at the school? I'm totally unimpressed. This school need some one new. Any offers?

    Submitted by a student

    February 8, 2009


    Some of the rules are getting way too out of hand and it's way too strict. It's only increasing student's tempt to get into trouble. The princible promised to have a conduct card party every 6 weeks, and she can't even keep that small of a promise! theres definatley much much more room for improvement. :) Sorry dr.B, your trying too hard.

    Submitted by a student

    October 9, 2008


    This schoo,l is pretty good but some of the teachers are horrible but most of the teachers are the best!

    Submitted by a student

    March 3, 2008


    Bastrop Middle School needs to implement a sensitivity program for some of their staff. Overall, there are some really great teachers in this school. Unfortunately, there are a few not so great teachers can have a huge impact for the negative for some of the students. What I have seen in these couple of years is lack of the ability to speak to parents and students in a respectful tone. I am appalled at the unnecessary aggressive undertones that or used. I am also unhappy with the fact that administration in this school, seems to go out of their way to make parents feel unwelcome in the school. It makes me wonder, 'What do they not want us to see?' They don't seem to understand that parental involvement is most important when the child/children goes into middle and high school.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 30, 2007


    The school has a new principal and it is 100% better since my last two children attend BMS. The halls are safe and my child loves it there this year. There is a lot of supervision and I always see teachers supervising students in the mornings and afternoons. My child says that she is learning a lot and is really safe in the halls.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 28, 2005


    There is not much parents can be involved with, I would choose this as a last resort.

    Submitted by a former student

    February 18, 2005


    My son is flourishing here. He feels safe and feels accepted by his teachers. As an educator, I applaud the efforts of administration and staff. If we want to talk issues,talk to me about having to send your child to school in a large city! You get what you give. Most districts operate under poor budgets with extremely high accountabilty. Imagine trying to run your business with little funds and stock holders who only demanded more and more without releasing any funding for that more...ask not what your district can do for you, but what can YOU do for your district. It takes all of us!

    Submitted by a parent

    January 7, 2004


    There are a limited number of elective classes and it appears that grades and desire are not used to decide who gets the 'good' classes but socio-economic status. The 'good-old-boy' network is alive and well in this school district. There are some very good teachers but there is also a lack of 'teaching' interest in far too many others with little direction from the administration. The principal cannot even pronounce the names of some of his own teachers and sometimes has difficulty recalling what their names are. Discipline is lax and safety concerns are not always given proper attention. Beware leaving your children early or picking them up late, even during school hours there is poor supervision. There is definitely room for improvement in this school.

    Submitted by a parent

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