Helena Middle has been a great experience for my daughter. It has a high level of gifted students which creates competition for high level academics. Coach Knight is one of the most involved principals I have known. My only complaint is that they are much more supportive of athletics than the arts, but that is a complaint of most Alabama schools.
Neither of my children liked it there. My son was picked on to the point that he was suicidal. When I took him out near the end of the year and home schooled him he was much more relaxed. There are way too many kids in the schools in the US and because of that it's hard to make friends since every year there aren't the same kids in your class (like in Ontario). We are moving out of Helena because I refuse to send my kids back there. The teachers are trying their best. my daughter's science class had 36 kids in it. how can a teacher manage that many kids?
The most important thing is the teachers there are very dedicated and my daughter is very happy there. The level of education there is excellent
Helena Middle School is a great school!! The administration and teachers really care about our kids and truly want them to get the best education possible. We love HMS!!!
It is a wonderful school, with great teachers anda principal. It has been a place to say that I am proud that my children goes to school there. I am so thankful for this Middle School.
When you have a great leader at a school such as Ms. Goolsby, it can't help but trickle down and create a great environment educationally, emotionally and socially! Best school around! My child has thrived from day one!
I believe that children get a great education at Helena Middle School.
This school is cutting edge with the curriculum and the staff and teachers are the best I have ever interacted with.
I love Helena Middle School because they care for the children and the teachers are excellent. The small town feel of our community goes hand in hand with our new Middle School and my son is having a great experience there. I choose to live in Helena because of the schools.
My daughter receives special ed services, and she never comes home complaining about school. She enjoys her class, and her teacher, and Mrs. G. is the absolute perfect example of an educator that is effective and caring.
HMS is definitely the best... students, teachers, and most of all the administration!
Helena Middle is an amazing school with a great staff; from the administration on down. I LOVE to volunteer at this school. So thankful that we have a new middle school in our community.
Helena Middle School is a beautiful school filled with great students who thrive to succeed.
Parental involvement shows by the way the students interact with the administration. The children, parents and teachers all have a great relationship with each other and there is tremendous community support for all Helena Schools.
We are finishing up my son's 3rd year at HES. It has been a great school with an even greater Principal/Leader.
Helena Middle school is working hard towards excellence in education, activities, morale of student's. My children actually say they want to go to school. That speaks for itself.
My child has had a wonderful experience in Middle School at HMS. She has been challenged in her academics. She is involved in the band. i would recommend Helena to anyone looking for a great place to live.
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