I went to this school from 6th-8th grade as did my aunt and my brother. The curriculum is excellent but only if you want to learn. This schools level of teaching really depends on the student - you can learn as little or as much as you want to. I went through the Science Magnet program the school has and loved it. The library is well stocked and has nice staff. The food at the school is terrible and a lot of the students can be rude and violent at times. Their is also some gang activity at the school however nothing too bad has ever happened on school grounds. They have block scheduling which just this year changed a bit to incorporate more daily meetings with teachers.