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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Develops character: Strongly agree


- a teacher
Teachers are cool and work hard, also students are kept to a high standard. One example is that students are rewarded for positive and negative points in order to help ensure students understand where they are behaviorally.



- a teacher
MSA1 is a great place to work for. The admin is on the ball, and you can tell the teaching staff tries hard, are not burned out and will make sure that they are doing what they can do the best of their ability to instruct students in the newest and most innovative pedagogy strategies today. One particular novel approach that I haven't seen at other schools is the concept of home visits where the staff does at least 10 home visits each year to ensure a positive connection between teachers and parents. Also the coffee with the Admin that happens every month that ensures that same positive relationship between Admin and parents. You can tell that MSA1 favors a positive parent forward approach that also extends to students.




- a parent
MSA1 is agreat school for everything education, staff, communication and ..... I am so happy that my daughter is one of the student of this school.



- a teacher
Students are respectful and interested in achieving, parents are supportive and involved, and faculty is professional and warm. A rigorous curriculum challenges all students to meet and exceed standards. MSA-1 offers intervention and support for struggling students to ensure success for all.



- a parent
My daughter has alway gotten help when needed. Has attended MSA1 since 6th grade. My daughter looks forward to her senior year and college.


Teacher effectiveness: Agree


- a teacher
There is room for improvement, just exactly as there should be. The role of the teacher is not to reach a point at which they no longer have anything to learn. Therefore, what actually defines teacher effectiveness, is their ability to reflect and then apply what they learned from reflecting. The teaching staff here is dedicated to their professional development in their effort to better serve the entire student body in all applicable areas.

Amount of homework: Agree


- a teacher
Homework gets a bad reputation as being this thing that is too much (no matter how little you give). However, it is important to remember that the modern student usually spends an obscene amount of time distracting themselves with so-called "social" media. In my experience, the homework load would be something handled in a couple hours time (maybe three on a particularly heavy day) if students simply had their technological devices such as smart phones and tablets taken away during that time meant for homework.

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a teacher
Developing a strong moral and ethical code among the student body is one of the highest priorities of the entire staff.




- a teacher
The school as is, is a good school. A caring and invested admin team is in place, working diligently to provide a safe, well-organized, academically advanced setting. The teachers go above and beyond their contractual obligations to the students, providing a plethora of after-school opportunities and additional tutoring for students at any level in their studies. As the campus continues to grow, adding facilities that will further improve upon what is already offered, the school will most surely reach a consistent, five-star rating.



- a parent
My two sons are in Magnolia, they are happy in this school, the teachers really care for the kids education and the principal is very active with the parents, he makes you feel welcome everytime you go to the school, the ladies in the office are nice too. My boys feel safe here and that is very important for me.

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