This is our second year at Henderson and my children are flourishing. I have seen a tremendous improvement in my son's learning experiences.
ADHUS is by far better than any public school in the area. Smaller than most gives a more nurturing atmosphere. ADHUS goes through is K-12 grades, which is nice not to have to go change schools for Middle School is you so choose. The teachers are highly qualified most have their masters degree and the teachers that don't are working towards theirs. Over all it has been a good experience.
We waited and looked forward for years to have our children picked from the lottery to attend Henderson, only to find it doesn't stand up to the reputation it once had. There is a high turnover of middle school teachers, lack of organization in the office staff, and the current principal's focus is not on improving and maintaining academics which creates negative relations with both students and parents. Henderson has been a huge disappointment.
Henderson remains the choice public school in the area. A 50% expansion required to meet the Fla. class-size amendment presented 'challenges' but the core of great staff, teachers and committed parents means that this school remains 5-star. It is racially and economically balanced, but only with children whose parents cared enough to sign up for the lottery almost one year before entry. The middle school is arguably the best in the State. That is huge. The downsides are that it is not a neighborhood school, students disburse to probably a dozen different high schools. The new Henderson High is really a very limited educational experiment. The 'laboratory/FAU' aspect is otherwise a positive. My personal distaste was obeisance to high acedemics through testing, but that is the way of NCLB, etc. After relocation, our ex-henderson kids find their current (high quality northern US suburban) schools easier. Beware of negative Henderson old timers. Apply.
The quality of academic is good, but the organization is messy in some degree.
This school is not proactive in dealing with the challenges that youngsters can have. I find that they are not willing to work with the parent. Their solutions are very harsh and detrimental to the children. The curriculum is no better than the regular public schools nearby. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
Two children graduated with scholarships to private schools speaks volumes as to the academic rigor of the school. The community feel of the school has been diluted with the expansions over the last few years, but a third child is thriving and hopefully a scholarship candidate.
This once outstanding school has become mediocre. The expansion of the school and increase in numbers have weakened the once superior education offered at Henderson. Experienced teachers energetic and enthusiastic to teach eager students have been replaced by inexperienced teachers that are only there for a paycheck. This school provided challenges and discipline encouraging students to rise above their abilities and succeed. Music was encouraged and available in the form of theory, chorus, band, and dance but no longer. Art is offered sparingly. This school had a wonderful PE and swimming program for all students now numbers and lack of trained teachers have eliminated all but a few PE classes. The saddest commentary is seen in the ignoring of bright students and the focus on making this school less than average. The mission of ruining a successful school producing successful students has been accomplished. The dumbing down of school children is successful!
Great school. the difficulty is to enter. To have one child in does not guaranty that the siblings will enter.
We have been very disappointed at Henderson. They appear to value discipline above all else and our children live in a state of constant intimidation. And we have two excellent students who are not discipline problems.
The teachers are very good at working with students of all learning levels. The teachers have been very open to parental assistance in the classroom and throughout the school. The principal is very dedicated to making Henderson a top school. She is very easy to talk to about any situation you might have with your child or with the school. She is a good listener and a good problem solver. I feel that this school is truly dedicated to its students and staff.
Henderson is well on its way to becoming a great school. It is a very good school that is always looking for ways to improve.
The School is a great school with a great sense of community. School and classes sizes are low making everyone feel like part of a family. Education is also one of the best in Florida.
The school has undergone administrative changes which resulted in the loss of the entire middle school faculty. since this occurred the quality of education and the discipline at the school have suffered greatly. Th administration is weak and does not support teachers or education... they seem interested in $$ not students.
The school is very good in education and teaches the students many fundementals about life.
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