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Milken Community Schools

Private | 7-12 | 767 students


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Posted November 10, 2013

Milken is a fantastic school with rigorous programs that are not available at any other independent high schools in the area. The school does not market itself and its amazing student opportunities very well. Students can take three years of science research during which they learn how to understand professional science journals, develop their own science or engineering project, work in university labs, and write and often publish their own professional level science journal article. Students also can take three years of architecture during which they learn about architecture, design floor plans, and build sophisticated three dimensional models of residences and public spaces of their own designs. The coursework throughout the school is challenging and there is no grade inflation here but teachers are committed to being available for students after school, during free periods, at lunch, etc. There are a number of excellent teachers in science, English, history, Latin, and math. The new head of school, Gary Weisserman, is a dynamo, understands the changing needs of students and schools in the 21st century and will be a great leader.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 21, 2013

My child was not happy while attending this school. She did not like the students or the way the administration conducted itself. It was as if she was a dollar sign, not a student.
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Posted March 2, 2012

This is a great school with great teachers! The teachers are all willing to help if you have questions with work/homework.

Posted April 19, 2010

Have no complaints. Except many extracurricular school trips where the kids miss classes. Generally a happy student population that are committed to academic excellence with the arts offered as well and very integrated.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 31, 2009

The new campus is unbeleivably beautiful. The staff is incredible, teachers are really good, Dr. Shulkind--the best.
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Posted June 30, 2009

my kid went to horace mann said he had problems making friends plus got held back. he was not so good in hebrew and had b's and c's. we tried milken they said if your child is not getting a's and b's you get your money back! so my child went and got the a's i wanted him to have. also he got better in hebrew after 2 years and could read is also good if your kid has some special education requirements because they will do whatever type of room you need for tests.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 29, 2006

Milken is a great school that provides you with much foundation for the world ahead.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted February 23, 2004

Our son came from a public school. The difference is day and night. The academic expectation is far higher and the bar for academic excellence is raised. The attitude is different. At the current school there is a can do attitude with each student given every opportunity to rise to not only academic excellence but also social and moral awareness. As parents we were big believers in public education. Our son is in 12th grade and has grown into a well balanced,focused individual who loves hislearning environment. His high school experience has been a marvellous journey.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 23, 2004

I am a former student of Milken HS. Currently, I am attending the University of Chicago as a Classics/Medieval Lit. Major. Milken not only provided me with a solid foundation in the humanities (numerous AP and honors courses exist), but in Math and Science as well. There are few schools I can imagine that so thoroughly combine Jewish tradition with a thoroughly modern education, both provided in 'state of the art' facilities. My classes in Milken compared favorably to those I am taking as a first year at UofC, which is quite a feat.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 26, 2003

Milken Community High School is one of the best out there. Some may say that the students there are too sheltered and do not have the ability to interact with individuals of different races and ethnic backgrounds, however I tend to disagree, due to the fact that most of the students there do indeed have numerous friends and acquaintances. I also disagree to the previous comment made where it was said that because Milken students are so 'sheltered', they are not given the chance to experience drugs. Speaking from experience, Milken students know very well indeed about the drugs that are in our world today, and have definitely had the experience with those drugs. Milken students are no different from those in public high schools.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 11, 2003

Although the school may come off as really difficult and jewish, it really isnt all about that. the student there at MCHS tryto reach out to one another and aside form the Jewish aspect of the school, its pretty normal. The teachers at some point can come off as degrading or rude, but in the end they are either preaching a point or just trying to make u look stupid. Either way you learn a valuable lesson. I would have to say that one of the biggest down sides about attending a private Jewish prep school, is that you are very sheltered. there are no gangs, no drugs, no violence. you are in such a safe enviornment that sometime you feel too safe. Overall, even though most student at MCHS wish they were somewhere else, when you get down to the foundation of their reasons they realize that Milken really is one of the best schools out there. Even though I may not enjoy it all that much, i cant help but love the school for teaching me all that it has and allowing me to study my religion freely.
—Submitted by a former student

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Asian 0%
Black 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic 0%
Two or more races 0%
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