If there was a grading system for this school I would give it an F-. Worst school to be in. Teacher's work so hard, and if working with horrible students isn't enough- they are treated worse by admin- teacher's have to go to meetings every day, and are assigned work on top of their daily, and hourly work. To make things worse, students have NO respect for each other, themselves, or the teachers that work hard to teach them. I feel bad for the teachers honestly; it's not a suitable place for learning or teaching, students won't allow it, and teacher's are burnt out. If the score of this school wasn't enough to convince you to stay out- hopefully all the one star ratings will be. TURN AROUND if you are looking for a school to put your child in, and TURN AROUND if you are looking for a school to teach in.
THIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL IN THE GREEN VALLEY RANCH AREA! I have been trying to get my son's report card from the last quarter and have yet to get it. When I inquire about it all I get is that their system is down or they have yet to recieve them yet. What do I have to do to get some results? They complain about parent involvement but I am an involed parent and I still get NO results. The principal does not return emails and hides when she hears parents complaining in the office. MY CHILD WILL NOT RETURN TO THIS HORRIBLE SCHOOL NEXT YEAR!
Kids are very rude, very disruptive, and out of control in all the classrooms. I feel bad for the teachers, they work so hard, and they are so nice; but all the students (especially the bad ones) abuse or take advantage. If I was a teacher, i wouldn't work here, and parents, if you are looking for a school to put your child- I wouldn't even consider this at all. If I could give it 0 stars, as a student- I would give it a 0.
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest people of all time. He was just, fair, peaceful, and kind. It is really sad that it doesn't live up to it's name. You would think that the students would show the same qualities of Dr. MLK, but they don't. The students have no respect for authority, nor themselves- they disrespect themselves and the others around them- and I don't think this is what Dr. MLK Dreamed. I feel bad for the teachers; they work so hard to come back to a school to be mistreated, put down, harassed, and threatened. If I was a teacher, I wouldn't apply here; why? You Can't Teach Kids Who Don't Care. Most of the kids that go to this school don't care about themselves or others. If you are a teacher looking for a school to work at- don't apply here, if you are a parent looking to enroll your child in this school, don't enroll your child here, and if you are a student looking for a nice school to attend- don't apply.
Students are out of control, they have little to no respect for how hard the teachers work. It's sad that they don't really care how they talk to each other or the staff; nevertheless how they act. Many of them disrupt the class and mistreat the teachers and fellow students. I wouldn't place all the blame on the Whole School, but mostly it's the Middle School. The High School students are more mature, but still lack respect for teachers and other students.
this is an amazing school!! My friends and have learned alot they just treat us so GREAT!!
Though this school isn't the best, every school can have it's benefits. I have to say, I learned pretty much exactly what my friend did at MLK in eighth grade while she went to Campus. And about the bad staff members, some of the teachers aren't that great, but my parents are both teachers, and if you knew some of the stuff going on in this district, you wouldn't blame teachers as much. (Probably.) Many of the teachers being bounced in and out are teachers that DPS is trying to get rid of. They place them in unpleasant situations, teaching more than one subject without a raise or putting them in different schools every year.
First, the correct name of the school is MARTIN LUTHER KING JR EARLY COLLEGE. This is a wonderful school that has made great progress & many positive changes.They celebrated their 1st graduating class May 2010, with 100% college acceptance. I would send my kids here...oh wait, I do!
I dont think this school is to bad. I have found that the teachers do care, I think if the parrents got more involved there kids would do better. I see alot of the kids have no respect for the teachers and that makes it hard for them to teach. But if the parrents get involved there kids can do very good at this school my kid has all A's and 1 B
This school really do suck! unfortunately for our kids.. I agree with one of the parents that said it doesn't live up to it's name. The staff changes to frequently as well as the principal's.. There is not enough Caring teachers or parents in MLK.. to really make a change.. It has to start with us and the time is Now..our children are the ones suffering.. and just talking about it isn't going to fix we all Need to stand up like our parents had to for what they believe in.. And that should be better Education for our kids. Look at the Low Rating..No one should have their kid @ that school..lacking Education. We Need higher Educated Teacher's that are sincere and interested in our kids learning what they are there to teach! Let's take a Stand as Martin Luther King did!
I attended this school and graduated a year before they started reforming. (adding uniforms) This school left me about a year behind other students in the cherry creek school district. I learned pretty much everything I learned in the first three weeks of high school my whole 7th grade year and some of 8th.
Actually MLK has changed a lot. Now that Principle Smith is there, I have noticed that the school is more tight knit.
This school is terrible my daughter used to attend this school and it was very difficult to get the staff to do anything. You have stay on them to see any action or results. They are trying to reform but it is not enough the children are suffering. This school does not live up to it's name.
This is not a good school to send your children if you can avoide it. If you cant you really have to stay on top of the adminastration. Only becasue they actions regarding students are 'all students a gang members, or just bad kids' There are no second chances or any interventions there. They prefer to WEED out the bad kids and assume every kid is no good. They want to try to make a good impression on how they are changing however they been saying that for the past 5 years and nothing has changed except for the staff. Every year there excusses are 'we are changing for the good' However if you want your child to secceed in school have them go to a differnt school or even out of the district if you can.
i am a former student.! i just left this school about a month ago(moved) and it is not that bad of a school! i know it has a bad reputation but it really is improving, not because of the uniforms but because we have just got a better round of teachers in general and a better group of students.
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