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Theodore, AL
Students enrolled: 969

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5750 Katherine Hankins Dr
Theodore, AL 36582

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(251) 221-2200
(251) 221-2204
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Map of Katherine H Hankins Middle School address.

May 07, 2013
poor parent/teacher communication, and very unfair teachers who are not educated enough in adhd children.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2011
This school is probably one of the worst, there are so many reasons why and no room here to list them. I have one child currently attending and one child that attended about 10 years ago. The best thing the Mobile county school board can do for the children who have to attend this place is either commence to handing out pink slips starting at the top or just shut the doors all together. My children still managed to excell in school in spite of Hankins Middle School but trust me it is only because of who they are as young people not because of anything Hankins has done. If you can manage to send your child somewhere else then you really should. And a word of advice for the school board, you may want to give some serious consideration to hiring a ex Marine or military commander of some type to run Hankins, the school is in desperate need of real leadership.

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2009
My children have attended HMS and I have been very happy. They are learning and are having fun at the same time. The 25 book program is great. My children are talking about books!

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2009
I happen to go to hankins and i cheer at this school i have to say i love to go to school and some of the teachers do pick students to do things for them (the same ones) and thats fine . if you hang out with the right people you want be in the wrong.

- submitted by a student

February 14, 2008
I am currently a student at Hankins Middle School. I think that the administration cares to much about what you wear and the way you dress than the way you learn and succeed in school. They care too much about what going on outside of the classrooms and not what's going on in the classrooms. They are having teachers pulled out of the class rooms just to go to some Making Middle Schools Work Meetings. I mean if they actually want the middle schools work then they should stop taking teachers out of class just to go to some meeting, while they could be teaching their students. And when they do go to those meeting they're not teaching the students. Therefore the students aren't learning anything.

- submitted by a student

August 20, 2006
If you really care about your childs education and discipline you would not want to pick hankins middle school for your children to attend in neither grades 6,7, or 8 why because the way they handle their discipline rulesare not sometimes very fair and there not handle to perfection they spend to much time worrying about uniforms and little these in the code of conduct like earrings(girls and boys)and other little minor thingsand not teaching the very well.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2005
Teachers at Hankins pick favorites. The others are just there, not much attention paid to them. Teachers receive and make personal phone calls on their personal cell phone during class. Dress code states boys can have 1 earring, but some teachers make them remove them in their class or cover them up. Though they'll not do this to the girls and allow them 4 ear piercings. Double standard! If you can afford private school, GO FOR IT! They also do not respond to any e-mails sent to their personal email addresses on schoolinsites.com so don't bother. Not even the cafeteria workers will respond.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2005
I am currently attending Hankins Middle School finishng up my eighth grade year. I found my experience very positive and intresting and am glad this was this was the school of my choice. The faculty and staff work extremely hard to provide each student with a good education. Although alot of students take advantage of the nicer administration.

- submitted by a student

March 29, 2005
I am a former student of Hankins and personally I didn't have a positve experience there. It has been about 5 years since I was a student and if the same faculty is still there, then I'm sure there hasn't been any improvement. Students who need an affluent amount of help, don't recieve it. I had many trouble in Algebra as a young student, that carried on into high school because of a lack of consistancy in the teachers. Many teachers that I had made me feel like I didn't have a brain when I asked a question. Here is a little clue: It's not the straight A students that need all the help, it's those that struggle. Please, have faith in those kids, they can succeed if you just give them the time.

- submitted by a student

March 09, 2005
This is one of the worst schools in the system. There is no communication between parents, teachers and administrators. The School Board is not any better. Your sent from person to person and you never get a straight answer.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2004
This school needs to be reevaluated by the Board of Education. I tried to contact the teachers as well as the office staff concerning my child and the problems she was having. No one listened until it was too late. This school does not function on a normal basis and how can students learn when the teachers embarrass them when they ask questions in class instead of trying to help them. I don't recommend anyone sending their child to this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2004
I have both a 7th and 6th grade student at this school and have been very impressed with the administration and the quality of teachers my children have came in contact with. They are sincerely interested in the well being of my children. The school offers many extra-curricular activities that stress the postive aspects of school and motivate the kids to make good grades and stay out of trouble. As I am sure in all schools, there are a few teachers in the 8th grade that are tenured and have lost their zeal to teach and should probably be replaced but it is only a few and the other teachers make up for their lack of motivation. I have been very impressed with Ms. Wittners involvement in the children and in the extra-curricular activities. She supports the children teachers and parents in our community.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2003
As a former assistant principal at Hankins M/S(once known as Theodore Middle School), I want to confirm the positive learning environment provided by the teachers and administration. Mrs.Wittner, is very, very qualified to be the educational leader of Hankins. Her hours are not limited to 7:30am until 2:30pm. She works until 8 and 9pm, as well as the weekends. Mrs. Wittner is fair and consistent with all students. Whether a student is considered good or bad, this principal follows Board Policy. The faculty and administration of Hankins Middle School is an asset to the Theodore community.

- submitted by a community member

September 09, 2003
Before you send your child to this school, consider private or another public school first. The principals are impossible to get in touch with. There is no teacher/parent communication. The only good thing I have to say about Hankins is the office workers are very nice.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2003
Hankins Middle School is a very fun and exciting school. It may sound like a party place but it also has its working time! Hankins is a wonderful school in the athletic department and learning. I love this school. All of my friends go there and my teachers are nice( when the students are good). I am a cheerleader and I have fun at the games and pep rallys. I am going to eighth grade! I would highly recomend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a community member

June 16, 2003
Hankins offers a great educational opportunity for any child. Of course, the child's success is also dependent on what he wants to do with this opportunity. Hankins provides a safe environment where the teachers seem eager to teach. The teachers are very involved in school spirit and activities. The band, athletic department and cheerleaders are second to none. I highly recommend this school to anyone considering the public school system.

- submitted by a community member

April 23, 2003
This school needs a major restructure of the administration. Failure on their part to do their job in disciplining the students in a proper way as really gave the school a bad name. Specifically, punishing the bad kids appropriatly and not making an example of the good ones. If a bad one messes up they get a slap on the hand but if the good ones mess up they get suspended. There is a problem here that really needs addressing. They need a whole new administration staff; Principal and assistant principals!

- submitted by a community member

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Katherine H Hankins Middle School
5750 Katherine Hankins Dr, Theodore, AL  36582
(251) 221-2200
Last modified Katherine H Hankins Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Katherine H Hankins Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top