We wanted to go here because our neighborhood middle school has a low rating. We have been very happy here. Students are challenged, but the work load is manageable, even if they have sports after school. I like the oversight and enforcement of rules and dress code. It is a welcomed change after going to an elementary school which was lax and kids were bored and misbehaved. Nothing bad to say about Manning...too bad it only covers 7th and 8th grade, otherwise we'd stick around!
This school was great for both of my kids. The focus is on academics, and children are given what they need to transition to AP or IB studies in high school: study skills, organizational skills, and a good academic background.
Not what it used to be. Seems someone at the school read my original post since it was removed. Good. Here is a brand new post. ("School leader") is downright callous towards students and their lives. ("Second in command") needs to stop being (redacted) "juvenile" around impressionable middle schoolers, wear more conservative clothing, and set a good example for these kids. Let's just say her taste in vanity plates shows her vanity. Abide by your own dress code. How is it that students know what color of (redacted) the ("second in command") is wearing all the time? Grow up and pull up your ("article of lower body clothing"). The ("people who do the teaching") are holding this school together (barely). ("People who don't do teaching") should show some compassion and empathy for the next generation. Now that should pass the censors...are you trying to hide bad news behind your perfect score?
My child went to this school and he has experienced a lot of discrimination towards him and he would always come home crying to me of how he didn't want to go to school anymore and how the teachers and students were being racist and mean to him. He is afraid of going to school and wants to stay home. I find this unacceptable that the students and teachers at this school are being discriminatory against my child. He was in the GT program in elementary school and always got straight As and was always happy and joyful. this school has given him failing grades because the teachers are encouraging him to fail just because he is different. He is also very depressed because of the school and wants to stay home. I am very disappointed with this school and I think it should be shut down.
School is good if your kid is already good. If ths student is lagging behind, they do not do any extra effor to bring him to the par. They just complain to parents that he/she is not doing good, so parents have to do something. Many parents like us are not able to help at home in many subjects and hope the school could have done something to help students lagging behind and not hoping that they will learn everything at home and do good at school.
This is our first year at Manning 09/10 and my daughter is enjoying it. She has an avearge of two hours of homework each night and seems well prepared for the homework assigned. I like that at an age where things can get rough socially for a kid, Manning seems to have risen above a lot of those issues. Even if your child isn't gifted Manning provides an environment conducive to learning.Great school!
Manning might suit some driven, and parentally controlled students, who strive to achieve academia (good grades) above all else. As for an enjoyable education, you need to go elsewhere. Just academics, four hours of homework a night, stressful weeks at the end of trimesters where you have to complete presentations and papers in all subjects, and sometimes inadequate teaching (with stressed out teachers, small lockers, tight hallways, old bathrooms, leads to success for those who strive on the stress, and whose parents stay up late with them every night. Education with no heart = Manning.
Manning has an excellent academic program and students are challenged in a safe environment. The change in Principal for the 2008/09 school year has had a noticeable (negative) impact on this schools stellar reputation created under Tripp Sargent; enforcement of school discipline is very inconsistent among faculty and administration and consequences for severe infractions not tough enough. Monitoring of teacher classroom performance and execution of curriculum, and teacher participation in school conferences and activities also needs improvement.