Not happy at all with my sons progress In this school! But far most upset with the lack of discipline to those bullies !! If you are bullying you should be suspended and then expelled ! I don't need a degree to know this !!! When my son 5 years old finally defends himself against a 12 year old and hits his ARM I get a discipline letter from principal weeks later !!! So a little kid can't defend himself but a bully will be allowed such behavior !?!? I'm so sad this school didn't turn out to be what expected ! We will most likely move next year and pull him from Dixie '
Dixie Attendance Center is a public middle school in Hattiesburg. 583 children attend Dixie Attendance Center and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 68% of the 583 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Dixie Attendance Center is 14:1. Earl Travillion Attendance Center is one of the nearest middle schools.
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I move 5 hours for a job and chose Dixie after a lot of reading reviews. I wish I had knew more. I have not been happy with my kids progress. And I'm not happy with how they don't stop bullies in the school. I have kids who have been bullied by the same child for two years and the school does nothing. I have talked to the bus driver and other parents who have also been having problems with the same child. I'm ready to sale home and move. Love the town not the school.
Edited Version of my Latest Post This school is not a patch on what it used to be. Ever since Hollie Parker became principal the quality of the school has dropped. For starters the quality is extremly low. Only basic subjects geared toward MCT2 are taught. Not much of anything that will prepare a student for High School. School money is cheaply spent which results in low quality school lunches and a terrible field day. They will not even pay for lockers for Junior High. The principal can not control the behavior of the students and chooses to cut off all social time to ALL STUDENTS as a punishment geared toward only a few students. I would not recommend this school to anybody as long as Hollie Parker is principal.
To the parent that made the Post on May 24th- You have hit the nail on the head! I am dissapointed with the school and their lack of communication with parents. I wanted my kids to stay in this "good" school but am learning very fast that it is spiraling downward and I am running out of options for my child.
Too much has changed for students parents and teachers. Leadership does not listen to parent complaints they go unnoticed. Office phones aren't manned as they should be. PTO needs to be more diligent in helping parents not just the teachers and students.They teach to pass MCT and not the core classes(I learned this myself)Teachers are great and the issues they face may cause them to leave.Happy Teachers make Dixie what it is and Dixie has changed this yr. so I think it is only a matter of time before our teachers are looking for jobs elsewhere!Parents don't have many choices unless we go private and most can't afford to do that. Praying for things to get better at Dixie.
As a former parent and teacher at this school I would not recommend it to anyone!
I believe that this is by far the best school for any child to attend. I wish that when I was in elementary that I had the chance to go to such an exellent school.
I would like to say that Dixie is the best school in my opinion that 2 of my 3 step-children have attended. Over the past 3 years they have been in 3 different schools and Dixie is by far the best. The teachers are great with my kids and spend extre time with them in subjects they need more help and teaching in. Mr. Coleman the principal is a very nice man who will go out of his way if a parent/student has a need problem or concern. The teachers are acceptional with their teaching skills and abilities to help their students and the parents in any way they can. Both of my kids who attend Dixie have participated in sports and the coaches are wonderful with the kids. I highly recommend Dixie Attendance Center for anyone w/kids in grades K-8.