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6-8
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Denver, CO
Students enrolled: 735
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840 East 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

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(720) 424-0700
(720) 424-0727
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November 30, 2014
******PLEASE CONSIDER OTHER OPTIONS BEFORE SENDING YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL***** Our 8th grade HGT child is bored & uninspired at Morey. We will not be sending our HGT elementary school child to this school next year. It is a shame that this is the only middle school option for HGT kids in Denver Public Schools. Our child reports that there is constant disruption in classes; teachers seem bored & uninterested in the students, homework is rare; English class has assigned only one book this year so far & it was a typical 6th grade summer reading book & the students had to read along to an audio book during class! [Such a joke...these are HGT students.] There is also zero feedback or contact from our child's advisor. High turnover among teachers and administrators as well. The school is "on watch" by the Dept of Ed due to it's consistent failure as an educational institution for the past several years. This school and the HGT program need a complete overhaul. It is currently a huge disappointment for so many of us parents. It is such a shame especially considering the amount of brainpower being wasted there!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2014
This place you call Morey isnt a school, it's more of a place you go to wast your day. This school is truly going down hill. My 6th grade year at the school was a thriving learning facility. By my 8th grade year the school is failing and hanging by a thread. Most teachers have absolutely no control what's so ever of the chaotic classes. The hgt program is practically a joke to recruit new students. This school punishes good students for things that shouldn't mean anything, and don't do anything to defiant students once they break the law.

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2014
My school is considerably a bad one. If a good kid does something, he is in big trouble. If a bad kid does something, the teacher is afraid to even stand up to him, annoying. The kids can just walk up and turn down the teacher and the teacher would give them what they want. The teachers have no control it feels like, the homework seems to just be what the teachers fail to do in class, which is a lot. On assignments that need more teaching, the do less. With assignments that need less, they do more. Waste of time. Bullying is everywhere, I've been bullied here often. Chanted gay, etc. Do the teachers help, at all, no. Disappointing to say i regret being here in my third year. Hgt feels no different than other schools just worse at teaching, i wish i could say i feel safe.

- submitted by a community member
October 12, 2014
I am in 7th grade and go to Morey. It is a great school and I learn a lot educationally and a lot about other people and how they have different lives at home. Most of the teachers are great, others not as much but they are all pretty good. I have learned a lot in the HGT program, but not as much in High Strides. I have never seen bullying. Despite what parents say, Morey is a great school and does not have bullying. Morey's extracurricular activities are exciting and fun! The sports and mathletics teams are some of the best in the city. Go Mustangs!

- submitted by a community member
May 28, 2014
If I could give this school a 0 rating it would still be too good. The bullying is too much. The teachers are the worst ever. They don't care whether a student does well or not, they only want them out of their hair. My son wanted extra help with a project he didn't understand and was told to figure it out himself. The principal at Morey cares even less. The bullying, when brought to her attention, is belittled as though it is the persons fault who is being bullied. Some of the teachers have little or no control over their classrooms. When I visited Morey to see how my son was doing, his classroom was in complete chaos. If there is any other choice of school for your child I suggest you take it. Morey is no place for learning.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2014
This is the worst school I have ever seen. All the teachers and staff turn a blind eye to bullying. The bully's get rewarded and congratulated while the kids being bullied get reprimanded. I had to go to school and throw a fit because 1 teacher was taking my son off campus without our permission. They didn't even do anything to that teacher but they made my son feel horrible for telling me. The principal knows that all of this is going on and doesn't seem to care. My son has also gotten beat up 3 times this year and the bully is still in school tormenting kids. Morey is the worst school you could ever send your child to if you want them to succeed. It is worth it to drive them to a different school.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2014
Hey i go to morey middle school in the 7th grade. I am in the hgt program and until morey i truly could not like any subjects, but now i excel at about everything the school has brought me to yet still brings me new things to learn, i honestly found the coolest things thanks to the caring and friendly teachers and awwweeeesoommme people you meet. GO MUSTANGS!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
December 09, 2013
My daughter transferred here from another DPS school for her 8th grade year. So far, not only has she excelled in her grades, and has made a lot of new friends, but the teachers have also had a very active role in making sure she is comfortable in her new surroundings. She went from receiving Ds consistently in math at her previous middle school, to participating in mathletics and comprehending math. My only regret is that I didn't transfer her to this school sooner. It has really seemed to open educational doors for her.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2013
Take a look at CDE's math growth results for Morey 2013. Some bar graph claims Morey achieved 'expected growth'/green in 2013. Now, look at the math TCAP scores for Morey 2012 7th graders: 35% Not Proficient. Same kids in 2013 8th graders: 47% Not Proficient. 47% of the school are socioeconomically disadvantaged. How is the Core Curriculum working for this school? Compare that to a nearby school (Hill Campus) whose socioeconomic disadvantaged population was 55% last year. They're slightly down/ steady or BETTER depending on the grade.

- submitted by a community member
September 27, 2013
I deeply regret sending my daughter to this school. I thought an HGT program would provide her the challenge she needed. So far, it has been easier than her elementary school. The teachers and administrators are reluctant to advance students to the level they desire. No wonder 20% of high school dropouts are gifted.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2013
My school is morey middle. I was a student there for a year, and it was terrible. The teachers are irresponsible, most of the kids are bullies, and the education is at sometimes low grade. I had an experience where a teacher graded most of my report card wrong, and I ended up doing tons of extra work. Morey isnt the worst school you can go to, but it definitely is not the best. I wish i would have known all of this before i went there. Thank you for reading this.

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2013
This is quite possibly the worst school I have ever been exposed to. I would HIGHLY recommend you do not send your child here. Bullying is rampant and the faculty does nothing about it. My son has been verbally and physically harassed for the entire year, and no matter how many times I go to the teachers and faculty, it will change for a week and go right back to it. The school is very segregated as well, and the social climate is hostile. I believe the funding and lack of quality faculty has caused this school to be out of control and they don't really have the resources to change anytime soon. Thankfully my son got into a charter school next year, otherwise we would be doing ANYTHING to make sure he wasn't going back here.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
My child is wrapping up 8th grade in Morey HGT, then going to East for high school. Recently, an assessment test was administered for math skill, in order to correctly place the students in an appropriate math class. Sure, makes sense, right? Except this was done because East had problems with students from Morey in the last few years being placed automatically in the next level of math if they were passing, only to find out that the accelerated kids WERE NOT READY! I trusted them with my child for 3 years, and thought that passing was passing. If I had known this he would have gone to a different school. BTW I believe this is not the teacher's fault, I think they were playing to the CSAP rather than making sure the kids were prepared for high school. Mr. Brown is a great teacher.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2012
The teachers are kind and understand you needs and provide .They will make sure you get lunch no matter what ,and the teachers let you learn and have fun while doing it.

- submitted by a community member
December 03, 2010
My child is the happiest I have ever seen her since she began attending Morey. It is an extremely diverse school with lots of afterschool activities available. The teachers are enthusiastic, creative, and energetic.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
They understand the needs of HGT kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2010
Im am a 6th grade student at morey and I am in hgt and I love it here. They really want the students here to score high CSAP.I recomend this school to any middle school student planning to change schools.

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February 15, 2010
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May 26, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating May 24, 2009
this school is the worst school ever you see bullying ever where you go then the teachers want you to treat them with respect when they don't even give you respect i not going there next year and this was my first year im going to washington i have to get away

- submitted by a student
April 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2009
I am a parent of an HGT girl. I love the small school within a larger school feel of the program. My student really enjoys sports at Morey and there is good team spirit. She's had a couple of less than stellar teachers but most have been great. The community liaison is terrific, too.

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March 30, 2009
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February 10, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 14, 2009
Im a high strides student at morey and I love it! A lot of the teachers here are really cool. The classwork and homework is pretty challenging but I still finish it and get good grades on it. I think this is a great school for all kids.

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2008
Im a Hgt kid here and this place rocks they have swimming every week if you wanted but the only thing I would do to make it better is to add more extra curricular activitys

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2008
I am a student here at morey and think that this is a perfect school and it's only my 4th week and i love it! so i think all students should come here and see wat u think

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2008
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August 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2008
My daughter is finishing her 3rd year at Morey. We chose over Hamilton and Hill and are pleased. Parents and staff have been pushing several new initiatives and the principal has empowered us for successful implementation. [Contact the parent liaison, Karen Duell to learn more.] The High Strides, motivated kids, is linking up with high schools moving to a 'pre-AP' program. There is an AVID program for students who need more basic skills assistance. This fall there will be a special 'intersession' module when teachers present learning workshops on areas of interest. The shining star of all is the Morey Urban Partnership, with the many urban resources in the greater downtown area. Re discipline issues, I think they are everywhere but I do believe they try to be on top here. I am a satisfied parent with a background in education. Teachers engage her and give a reasonable amount of HW

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 28, 2008
I had high expectations coming into Morey and they haven't been met. The parent liason does a great job in keeping the parents informed via email of overall events but I find the guidance staff and administration communication skills a nightmare to deal with. They are unresponsive and not proactive. My child has an impression that the school is segregated and I think there is above average fighting and issues. It does not seem well run and I am disappointed with the teacher involvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2008
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May 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 18, 2008
My son is completing his third year at Morey and we have been extremely pleased with the school. He is in the HGT program and for the first time in his life he feels comfortable and 'mainstream'. I have found the teachers responsive, caring and impactful. My only complaint has been that there wasn't a Spanish class this year. I understand the dynamics and realize that it is more of a DPS issue than a Morey issue. Yes, the HGT student body is not very diverse, but there are many reasons for that and it's not 100% the school's fault. My son has not encountered any of the bullying issues other people have mentioned. The homework load has not been excessive, but I think it depends on which core group the kids are in. I feel that my son is prepared for high school.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 21, 2008
Morey is a really good school! However, the leadership there isn't exactly 'gold standard'. There is no Foriegn Language program as of this year. I am going to East next year, and I am concerned that since I don't have any prior experience, I may fall behind. Teachers are great, but there is a small dicipline problem and the administration doesn't do a very good job with responding to parent e-mails and concerns.

- submitted by a student
March 21, 2008
This is my child's third year at morey and there have been few days when he has come and not complained about the school. It is very segregated and nothing is being done to stop it. He is in the hgt program and almost every kid you see is white. The school is very bad at communicating, I did not know about parent teacher conferences until a week after they happened. there is a violence problem at the school that is never addressed, the teachers chose their favorites and give them good grades, everybody else gets poor grades.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 28, 2008
Morey Middle School is the best middle school in Denver!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2007
Morey has excellent teachers and a very creative curriculum. The leadership, however is unresponsive to parental concerns, and basically doesn't want to be bothered. Why she is still there is a mystery to many. The school has declinging enrollment and is cutting electives as a result.

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November 02, 2007
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- submitted by a student
April 18, 2007
The academics and teachers at this school are absolutely outstanding. However, the social climate has a lot to be desired with issues with bullying.

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June 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2006
Morey Middle School is the best school my daughter has ever gone to. It is incredibly diverse and has a great staff who actually get to know your children, who challenge them and help them. My daughter was in the HG/T program there which was excelent. Except, you may want to consider the amount of homework and the college level reading that may be required of your child if they attend the HG/T program. According to my daughter, the HG/T promgram gives the student a handle on how they want to for example write their papers and organize themselves. The High Strides program is more structured with prompts every day and such. But, she said that her High Strides friends were happy with their program. There are lots of activities available and great parent involvement. I think that your child will love Morey very much. There is a program for everyone.

- submitted by a former student
October 13, 2005
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Morey Middle School
840 East 14th Ave, Denver, CO  80218
(720) 424-0700
Last modified Morey Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Morey Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top