My son's first year at the middle school was also his last. Not because of the school, but because he is now in High school. The East China school district may have their financial woes, but my worries about putting him into a new district were quickly erased. The school had a weekly session with a counselor for the first 2 semesters for all students new to the school. Not only were they able to talk out any problems---none were big!!, but they also received a snack. The counselor was very helpful and informative. The school kept in contact with us to let us know how everything was going. A+++++ for MCMS!!