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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The academics and teachers at this school are absolutely outstanding. However, the social climate has a lot to be desired with issues with bullying.
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.
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