Phil Iott

Saline Middle School7

Saline, MI | Washtenaw County


August 18, 2013

My child has had a good education since he went to Saline Middle School. His grades were always High, he got very good teachers, and was treated like everybody else.

Submitted by a parent

May 17, 2012

I attend this schools and its a great learning experiences they excel in cross country and track and i hope to see you here i love it!!!!!!!!!

November 4, 2011

Saline MIddle School has been an excellent experience for my children-academically challenging, nurturing and empowering. We appreciate the strict rules about clothing, gum, cell phone use, etc. as it sets a tone of respect. The teachers and principal have been approachable and enthusiastic. Our children have been active in band and orchestra, both outstanding programs. The proof of the quality of Saline schools is seen in the academic success of our oldest, who is now in his third year at a first-tier university and thriving. Not a perfect school system, but an excellent one.

Submitted by a parent

November 15, 2010

Saline Middle School is a breeding ground for hypocrisy. The administration has an incredibly strict cell phone policy, and yet they spend all their time in the halls chattering away on their own iPhones. Sixth graders, who were recently moved into the middle school building, are quarantined in their own little hallway- no one goes in, no one comes out. Struggling students are, in most cases, ignored unless their parents complain. An excellent example of the administration at Saline is the "no short shorts" policy, implemented a few years ago. The entire school was thrown into a frenzy as dozens of girls were sent to the office to change every day. Classes were even disrupted when an administrator came in on several occasions, checking for violations of the policy and punishing the offenders. It was several weeks before the mess worked itself out, although the problem resurfaces every spring. I also find it interesting that the strong supporters of Saline have several grammatical errors in their reviews.

April 24, 2010

It gave our sons a good start in life.

Submitted by a parent

March 20, 2010

Saline Middle School is mediocre, at best. Enormous emphasis is placed on athletics and academics, and not much else. Students who struggle with classes must approach their teacher about help, not the other way around. Extremely strict rules (no gum, no hats, etc.) often go ignored by students and staff alike. Elective courses are absurd (such as Business Skills) and foreign languages are pushed. The band program is excellent, however. The administration goes absolutely nuts over some things (like gum and short shorts) and completely ignores others (like cheating). A few teachers are exceptional, but the rest are substandard.

Submitted by a student

December 31, 2009

I'm a student here at Saline Middle School, and comparing test scores with other students from other schools, Saline has by far better scores from tests and MEAP. This is a result from a safe and hard working enviroment. All the teachers in this schools are dedicated and love their job. My fellow classmates are open and friendly to everyone. Last year, Saline Area Schools started a new program, that there are two levels of math class. The first class only completes half the algebra math book in 7th grade and the rest in 8th grade. The second class finishes the algebra book in 7th grade (620 pages) and then in 8th grade completes the geometry book (600 pages). I'm in the second class and when ever i don't understand the material my teacher is always ready to help with extra assignments. But they still assign a moderate about of homework.

Submitted by a student

May 6, 2009

Teachers and administrators are dedicated to the learning and development of the students. They have gone out of their way to support my son both educationally and emotionally. Excellent academics, excellent arts, excellent sports program, my only hisitation is that it lacks diversity.

Submitted by a parent

April 28, 2009

Hmm. Sorry saline. We were here on a temporary assignment. Saline is a safe environment and sheltered. They do not excel in math and science to prep on a global market. They are at a 'midwest' range. Sorry saline, but you are still not ib material or on level of germany, india, china or ohio. It is ok for midwesst but had much more interesting debates in chelsea and actually suprisingily milan. Teachers in milan were teaching at a ib level.

Submitted by a parent

December 19, 2008

Saline Schools is a above Excellent place to have your kids grow up and learn. If you are looking for a school to send them too, this is the one!

Submitted by a parent

May 26, 2006

Quality program with dedicated teachers. Administration is a little bit disconnected from classroom and class dynamics. New Supt. hired due to concerns about admin. in High School and Middle School. Budget cuts have impacted enrichment programs

Submitted by a parent

February 27, 2006

Saline middle school has caring teachers who are willing to work with your student. 3 of my 4 children have all gone here.

Submitted by a parent

October 12, 2005

My son has been in the accelerated math program. The music program is top notch. The teachers really care about student success. There is a parent group to get involved in.

Submitted by a parent

June 6, 2005

There are many opportunities for those children who excel in academics (accelerated classes, etc.). Those children who were not born with the skills necessary to learn easily are left to fail and treated like misfits. We need to put more of our tax money into schools so that we can spend less tax dollars on prisons, courts, rehabs, etc. My children who are talented academically have fared very well in Saline Schools. My children who struggle academically continue to struggle as we spend more and more money at Sylvan to help them to get the proper math education (which the Everyday Math program does not provide). Saline Schools need to realize that the best way to contribute to society and keep kids out of jail is to make sure that EVERY child learns the basics (reading, writing, and math) so that he can be successful in life.

Submitted by a parent

May 6, 2004

My daughter's two years at this school have been excellent. She has ADD and is a special placement in the gifted and talented program. The staff has bent over backwards to allow her to work at her on speed and keep her interested. They have been open and worked with us whenever needed. I have only had one issue with one science teacher, with a biology degree, who taught earth science and did not know the subject well enough. We compared this school closely with the local private schools and found it to be the best option. The culture in Saline has a big effect on parental attitudes. The old farm locals have been fighting change and growth. The newer white collar residents tend to complain and have a lot of demands but don't want involvement. The Staff is under a lot of pressure.

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