I am in my 8th grade year of this school now and it is the worst overly stricked and the directors either over or underhandle things most teachers are great but if there is one bad teacher that is not doing a good job thet make no effort to help the unifirms are uncomphortable and the rules get strictor and strictor i suggest staying off there radar or you get a referal for dropping your pencil so far this school sucks and i would not reccomend sending your child unless you want to stress your child out with homework The school constantly makes kids miserable and does not seem to be out of students buisness they take things too far and never resolve any problems you have no way to express yourself and people get in trouble for things that make no sence DO NOT SEND YOUR KID HERE YOU WILL REGRET IT
As a current student of College Preparatory Middle School, I have come to the conclusion that this school is being run poorly. I can not give my name away by writing this. If they had happened to read this and find my name, it would be marked as "disrespectful" and I would get in trouble immediately. Most of, if not all, my piers agree that the principles dishonor the rights of the students attending this school. There have been multiple incidents where teachers have disappeared half way through the school year and left the class with no-good substitutes. Another thing I very much dislike about College Prep, is the rule enforcement. The principles claim this is an environment where, people who are smart and don't fit into the "popular group" can learn. This is not true, coming from an outcast myself. The administrators have pushed the rules to the point where they make students feel alienated and not a part of the "nurturing environment" they state they have. They act fake and sweet to ours parents and convince them that, us, students are delinquents. This school THE OPPOSITE OF PREP! Do NOT send your kid here! Unless they change their ways, your child deserves better.
Not a happy camper. I feel this charter school is wasting a priceless opportunity to foster a love of learning with the small student body it has. Most of the focus at this school is about following the rules and those all important test scores. My child hates this school, despite being an honor roll student. I have never seen my child so stressed out and unhappy. Loads of homework. Worksheets. Not meaningful research or in-depth projects. Even the book reports are about filling in the blanks. Homework on weekends and holidays is the norm. It's all planned in advance on a calendar, so homework is not just an extension of what took place in class that particular day. There is no room for an unexpected change of plans. No discussion of current events. No politics. No world affairs. Just test preparation. Teachers vanish without a trace. Usually the best ones. Never a mention in the five-times-a-week blog we receive full of useless, redundant information that appears to have been compiled by a 4th grader just learning to use Word. Two final things; my child will be leaving this school soon and PLEASE read anything by Alfie Kohn (The Schools Our Children Deserve)!!!!
College prep continues to provide a nurturing environment while maintaining the highest standards for academics & citizenship. The admin & teachers are always available, with big smiles during student Drop off & pick up, each & every day! I have never experienced a school so supportive to ALL students needs - what an incredible staff & incredible supportive community of families. What other school provides such a small class size & after school tutorial (Mon -Thurs) to support student success? Thank you CPMS for supporting student achievement,each & every day. And for those not pleased with the school, please remember that it is a school of choice. Families are free to attend another school, allowing families who appreciate all that CPMS has to offer to attend. I recommend this school to every family I meet.
This school is good for children who don't fit into the "norm" of other public schools. I think it will eventually turn into a school of "misfits" who need the extra time and smaller class size. I do believe that small class sizes help boost academic levels. Some of the staff seems to be teachers who can't get jobs elsewhere, and are just happy to be making a minimal salary at a small school. The teachers that are good seem to come and go quickly. Math seems to be the only department that seems to be able to hold on to their quality teachers. The homework is overwhelming, too much for kids in middle school. My student has moved onto High School prepared because of CPMS however, it was a struggle to keep her happy during her time there due to such a strict social setting.
My daughter just finished her sixth grade year at College Prep Middle School. It was such a success! She had one incident with a boy that was starting to harass her and a friend. We went directly to Mr. Mitch, an administrator, with it. He immediately responded, meet with the boy and the boy stopped. Mr. Mitch checked up on the girls to make sure things were better. I like that the kids wear uniforms and that the class size is a 20:1 ratio. They also offer an hour long after school tutorial Monday-Thursday. The staff works so hard. Ms. Soccoro in the front office is wonderful with the kids-kind but also helps them develop into responsible citizens. I love this school and will definitely be sending my son there when he starts fifth grade.
This school could not be a better fit for my child who is exceptionally bright and needs a challenge. With a rigorous curriculm - more than 60% of the students made honor roll. Give them the challenge, limit the class size, equip them with teachers who are qualified and excited about teaching and they WILL succeed! Yes, this is middle school and it is awesome! The teachers and especially the directors are in it for the education of the children.
We moved our daughter to this school due to overcrowding in her previous school. We have already seen such an improvement in our daughter's grades, attitude and behavior. The teachers are top notch, the principals are wonderful and the parents are very involved. Very, very pleased with our decision to make the move to CPMS.
The people that run this school do not do it for money, they care about the students more than you could ever imagine. They put in so much time, I think they only earn a dollar an hour. Do yourself and your child a favor and do what it takes to get them to this school. My kids went there two years and I am extremely happy I drove the extra distance to send them there.
My child is just finishing 8th grade here and we love this school. It's a small school (under 200) and small class sizes (20 kids per class) and they allow for differentiation whenever possible. That said, my son was able to take Geometry this year and go into high school ready for Algebra II. He was not forced to stay in a math class that would bore him to tears. They have high educational standards, and the norm is that it is cool to be smart here. This is unlike any other middle school campus I have been on...kids behave well, it's run by caring highly trained staff and the administration is outsanding. They walk the talk, and are highly visible every single day from pick up to drop off. This school is safe, they don't seem to have an issue with bullying like other larger middle schools. There is good parental involvement. While they don't have the cool buildings you might find elsewhere you can't help but pick up on the really great vibe that permiates the school. It's what is going on inside that counts, and we have experienced that through and through this year. I highly recommend this school as a fantastic learning environment. They really care about kids!
We have been here since September 2011. I truly cannot say enough good about this school. The administrators work tirelessly to create a strong and supportive environment. They truly know what they are doing. The teaching staff is dedicated, attentive and highly experienced. This charter school is one from which all charters could learn.
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