Blue Heron Middle School Overview3939 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA 98368 , Tel: +1 (360) 379-4540 Port Townsend School District
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Blue Heron Middle School Ratings & Reviews
We pulled our child out of school due to bullying issues and the lack of response to the multiple complaints. Good luck to those who have to engage in this horrible experience.
We experienced a great 2016-2017 school year at Blue Heron. Our child excelled academically and socially and I truly believe it was largely due to a skilled and experienced homeroom teacher, amazingly committed and dedicated Principal and supportive front office staff. I always felt very welcome when visiting the school. Whether it was to help out in my child's class, volunteer for an event or meet with a teacher or our Principal, the feeling I got was that they were happy to see me and thankful for my involvement and support of my child's education. My husband and I felt very connected and informed about current and upcoming happenings at the school thanks to appropriately frequent updates from the Principal keeping us in the loop. We are thankful to have had an exemplary year at Blue Heron. My family is sad to see Principal Holshouser leave as we believe he goes above and beyond in what he does for his school. We are hopeful that our new Principal will have the same level of commitment and ability to connect with both parents and students!
There is a new principal here again and it is not great. The office staff and principal are hostile and fake friendly every time I need something or have any kind of question, let alone an actual problem. This attitude is common in Port Townsend, if you live here you are familiar with the unfriendly and passive aggressive people here. It is not a great place to raise your kids. The elementary school and high school also have issues. (Blue Heron has students in grades 4-8) Some of the teachers that I thought were most competent have left and gone to Poulsbo or Bellingham to be in a more positive environment. Don't get tricked by the nice weather and location of PT, or of how "nice" people seem at first- they will turn on you and you will be shocked and depressed by all the hostility.
I went to BH for 7th and 8th grade, and I loved it. The teachers were very positive and engaged, and they were available to help you if you needed it. The classes were not too big - there were only about 20-25 kids in each class. Mrs. Manning (math), Mr. Oswald (social studies), Mrs. Shively (social studies), and Mrs. Schroeder (language arts) were all great. There was very little bullying, and if a kid was being picked on the teachers were fully aware and tried to help solve the problem. I enjoyed orchestra, P.E. was alright. Lunch was fun - they always gave us time to go outside. It was very easy to make friends, and the kids were as nice as middle schoolers can be.
None of the reviews were writing by the principal, the new principal is diane. There is no such thing as saturday school, i am a student and this is my 3rd year. The school is really safe, only like 1 wrestling fight. The teachers actually care, and same w/ students, there is not really any bullying. There are sports. You learn a lot. The lunches arent ideal. There is a orchestra, but we need a conductor. The ptincipal wanted him out. Everyone loved him, and he loved the students and music. Principal, well she is okay. There are fieldtrips. Everyone is nice. Its easy to make friends. The eighth graders are doing different fieldtrips this year, going to olympia, hiking, ropecourse, and more. Definetely reccommend to anyone.
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