I have never attended CMS or any public school for that matter but my older brother has. He is a highly-functioning autistic person and from the activities my siblings and i have attended for him i know that this school has been very accomodating to him. There are special ed classes some of which he was in. I know that this school has great facilities and theater and sports programs as well as many academically gifted kids. The high school has great facilities and over 1300 students.
Colonial Middle School is a public middle school in Whitemarsh Township. The principal of Colonial Middle School is Mr Robert Fahler. 1,055 students attend Colonial Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 14% of the 1,055 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Colonial Middle School is 12:1. Martin Luther School is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- P.E. classes
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The classes here are about 24 students. one teacher per class. bad bullying problems. I do not like this school. some teachers are wacky. barely learned anything. Don't send your kids to this school. Kids in 6th grade aren't ALLOWED to do sports.
I have 1 child currently attending 8th grade at CMS. This is a wonderful school with wonderful teachers and coaches and staff. My daughter has excelled tremendously here. She contines to score advanced on PSSA's and is an honor roll student; I attribute this to the wonderful opportunities she has been provided by the district in the form of teachers curriculum technology and staff. Above all I am so impressed at the level of foresight this district has by introducing the importance of grades attendence and class choices to the 8th grade students and how it will effect them concerning college and career. The impression this information has had on my daughter is beyond signficant. Friends with children in other states in phenomenal school districts are amazed that this type of foresight and focus is being offered in our district to our 8th grade students.
I must say I am surprised at just how little communication there is between parents and students. The online access is supposed to be the main source of communication but often is not updated for months at a time. I often have NO clue what is going on until it is too late and the marking period is over. Teachers rarely if ever email me to let me know if something is wrong. I am calling the counselor constantly asking if there is anything more that I can do. I really wish I could pull my child out right this minute but have to wait as it is so late in the year. I notice others say they receive notes home and emails I wish I could say the same. Sadly not unless I email/call first. I feel this is a complete utter waste of a year for my son.
Our daughter is a 7th grader at this school. She loves the activities and is involved in the arts and music here. She has excelled and thrived here. She has been on the honor role all throughout her attendance here and this is due to the teachers paying attention to her. Teacher interaction with parents is very high and the staff are very available to parents. We communicated via e-mail phone daily notes home and in person. You see the teachers at extra-curricular activities and other events. The technology in the classrooms (computers math tools computerized boards etc) is astoundingly high end and new. They have modern up to date classes like 'Technical Ed advanced computer classes etc.) This school exceeds anything a private school could offer. The entire school district excels at not only test scores but real-life education.
Lots of great teachers small classes and plenty of activities for the kids. They treat the kids with lots of respect and are working very hard at standarizing rules and treatment (i.e. same consequences for an action no matter what class/ teacher).
a wonderfull school with great acidemic programs in all subjects. i am an 8th grader and have been in the school discrict all my life. The teachers and the Administration get the job done. The school lunches are above average and have a variety of healthy choices. 5 star. T...
CMS has been a great academic environment. The extra curriculum activities are diveresed and well managed. All CMS staff are friendly helpful and resourceful however I would like to see more rapid communication to parents in regards to short and long term projects as well as information on test dates so that parents can be aware of their time management and teach them how to prioritize manage and balance all their school acitivities. Parents want to stay involved in our childrens academics but often times are not aware of what to follow up with. It would help to have all assignments test and projects posted on line.
Colonial Middle School is an amazing school. The academic programs are wonderful. In addition to the academic programs students can participate in numerous extracurricular activities such as chorus band the school musical and different sports. Not only are the students involved in the school but so are their parents. CMS is constantly filled with hard-working parents. CMS is really a great school.
Teacher to student ratio is very good. Also advisors are really on top of helping set goals for students.
I'm a first year parent at the Middle School and a sixth year parent in the school district. My son likes it although the 'rules' at times seem a bit silly to him and to me. He is having some difficulty transitioning to being the 'responsible' party. He's used to being told what to do where to go and when to go. We've already lost the student ID. Academically it looks quite good. Watch out for those projects and a lot of homework! The Red Team is wonderful!
An overall great school. Coming from Norristown school district it is quite a difference.