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Morgan Academy

Private | K-12 | 473 students

 

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Posted May 26, 2014

JTMA IN SELMA ,ALABAMA IS AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL . I RATE IT THE BEST IN THE STATE. I AM REALLY THANKFUL THAT MY SON COULD ATTEND JTMA. STUDENTS ARE CHALLENGED ON A DAILY BASIS AND THE TEACHERS DO THEIR VERY BEST TO KEEP UP THE SCHOOL'S EXCELLENT STANDARD. MY SON ENJOYED GOING TO JTMA. I RATE THIS SCHOOL NUMBER 1 ON A NATIONAL BASIS .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

this is by far the WORST school i have ever sent my child to. since we moved to selma from another state, we didnt know much about the schools here except morgan academy is suppose to be the "best" school in dallas county. i noticed the school has an "elite" group of parents and kids. to be in this group you have to of had grown up here or be part of their dingy country club. i have so many regrets about sending my children here. they come home sad or angry everyday because of how they were treated by the kids at that school. also, im paying so much money for terrible education. their teachers are very uneducated to be called teachers. my kids have had very good grades until transferring. i decided to read over the work they gave them. its all based on the opinion of the teacher. it has nothing to do with the information in the book. from what my children have said, the teachers are not to informed on the subject they are teaching. lastly, this school is old and unsanitary. i dont think they clean it. to sum this up, this school is dilapidated, overpriced, uneducated and snobbish. i would not and ever recommend this school to anyone. this is a sorry excuse for a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2012

I have attended various school as a result of my father's job and out of all the schools I have ever attended this was by far the worse. As someone who is a minority, I faced a lot of prejudiced. The school absolutely lacked diversity and it is even discouraged. Additionally, the staff was beyond inadequate. The teachers lacked knowledge of their subject and allowed the students to do whatever they pleased. The school provided no intellectual stimuli. The Headmaster is just as inadequate. He makes no attempts to improve the school and is only interested in receiving monthly payments. Discipline is surpassed by the family's income. I do not understand how this school could possibly receive any praise. Ultimately, students were able to get by on their parents status and wealth. They paid their way towards a college degree rather than through academic gain and pursuits. The lack of electives provided no opportunities for students to receive a well-rounded education. Furthermore, advanced courses are not available with the exception of Honors English (which is still not at an AP level) which one simply paid an extra tuition fee. This school is a joke.


Posted March 5, 2012

JTMA is an exceptional school. My children are challenged on a daily basis to be the best they can be, academically and athletically. Q: Do they have a rigerous schedule, absolutely! They're not running the streets looking for something to occupy their time - their time is occupied with great constructive activity. Q: Are expectations for them set high, absolutely - and their rising to the occasion! I'm very proud of them both. Morgan Academy is a college prepatory school - their approach isn't "if" they go to college, it's "when" they go to college - will they'll be prepared to be successful. I'm very impressed with the continuous number of academic awards and accomplishments the school keeps receiving. I'm also very impressed with the number of national, state and community leaders that graduated from Morgan! Walter Givhan, the two star general who graduated from Morgan, Mr. Al Stewart of Pilcher McBride who's son Jamie who flies for the Air Force, Dr. Todd Sherrer, Dr. Abby Elliott Tucker, Dr. Brett Wood. We're good - I think we'll take our chances. Thank you Morgan for all you do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2010

Morgan Academy might have a great education system, but this school teaches no character at all. They have hardly any interaction with other races. Other races are so intimidated to come to this school because Morgan Academy's students and alumni discourage it. Everyone says that Morgan is the best school in this area but the students at this school are no better than public school kids when it comes to drugs, alcohol, and other activities.


Posted November 12, 2009

Morgan Academy = excellence! One big family that cares for one another. My husband, our 3 sons...and 2 grandsons have/are attending. Hopefully, all my future grandchildren will be fortunate to attend as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2009

This is a nice school and a large family in itself. Parents and teachers work hard so the students will be their best. My children attend now and love it. My family are graduates of Morgan Academy. One of us left Morgan to graduate with a 4.0 from the University of Alabama , one attended Vanderbilt University, And I went on to Samford University. The teachers do provide the students with the tools and desire. Parents encourage their children to continue on with this academic success. I know my children will have the same opportunity as us with their Morgan Academy knowledge. The sky is the limit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2009

I transferred my child from public school to Morgan a few years ago. It has a good learning enviroment. We had no trouble fitting in. I can't say that the classes are harder but I do feel there is more competition among the students to try and do well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

This is a very nice school the teachers can be pretty strict and give lots of homework but a good school.I think we need some younger teachers though(i think it would help)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2008

Excellent school that allows the students that want the most out of their education to achieve it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

The school is a college prep school. As far as academics the courses are hard, homework is heavy, and the kids are under a lot of stress to 'make it'. Because the school is too concerned about how they (the school iteslf) looks on paper, and how they rate with other schools. Building character, teaching life skills, morals, respect, compasion, and kindness aren't even considered as a 'need' to make it once you graduate. As long as the school looks excellent on paper and turs out kids with good GPA's they could care less if they taught a child any character skills. Because the school does not think this is important many of the teachers won't or can't show they posess these type character traits either, which is one reason so many kids find it difficult to learn and struggle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

As a graduate and as a parent of kids who attend Morgan, I can honestly say Morgan is without a doubt the best school in the area. I was very well prepared for college when I graduated and my children will be well prepared also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2008

Terrible school. Most teachers dont know to much about the subject they are teaching. The Headmaster sat in his office all day doing nothing. Glad i finally got out of there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2007

The education received at Morgan can not be touched by anybody else. I did not realize how much my education differed from students in public schools, or even at other private schools, until I went to college. Where most schools teach children to memorize, Morgan teaches children to learn and to think. The education I received at Morgan Academy is far superior to that of anybody else I've ever come across. Looking forward to getting back into the Morgan family when my daughter starts school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2007

I graduated from Morgan Academy in 1986 and I would not take anything for the education I received and the wonderful support of the parents through the years there. Morgan is Hands down the BEST school in the area.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 29, 2007

Could be a great school if the Board allowed the Headmaster to run things. Also the teachers are 'out dated' and extremely too strict on the students. Dispite all this the children do seem to get a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2007

Good Education. Tuition too much.
—Submitted by a parent


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Po Box 2650
Selma, AL 36702
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