My freshman daughter is acedemically advanced and MPSH is the right place for her. She is challenged but supported. Her teachers are amazing! They truly care for their students. I am also pleased with the focus on community involvement in addition to the fun that is offered. She is experiencing a great balance of advanced academic rigor combined with traditional high school fun. We couldnt be happier.
Yes. The honors and AP classes are extremely rigorous. Some teachers are known for "overpreparing" their students, meaning their class is actually more difficult than the AP exam. Hence the school's high pass rate. (and unlike some schools, Palmetto lets ALL AP students sit for the AP exams and does not screen out the ones they think might not pass.)
Community service is stressed throughout all the clubs and organizations, and there are several student organizations such as peer and health counseling to have students help each other. There is even a program to confidentially help students with severe financial hardships have things such as homecoming tickets and other things they might not be able to afford provided for them so that they have the same high school experience as their peers.
This is a fantastic school with academic rigor and top tier college placements that meet or exceed the elite private schools nearby. It is big, yes, but with size comes the ability to offer a huge selection of classes and extracurriculars. I had my kids at one of those snooty private schools, but they hated it and couldn't get the AP classes they needed. Here, there's 29 AP classes and they have the highest pass rate in the District. Unlike magnets schools, your kid can change his or her mind and explore tons of electives to suit their interests, whether it's arts, business, languages, science or whatever. And I think that's what high school is for - finding yourself.
The school is great so far. My son loves it, and is getting excellent grades. He is a freshman and he only has 8 students in his algebra class. He says it's basically like tutoring. I don't find it to be dirty, but, it is a large public school. Large is a relative term though when you consider other schools such as Ferguson have almost 5000 kids enrolled. This school is half the size.
TERRIBLE. this school is disgusting. Parents think just because its in a rich neighborhood that its a great school but really its so dirty, grimey, and the authorities are horrible and unhelpful. They used over 30,000 dollars or so to rebuild buildings in 2016 but they cant hire new janitors to clean the 3 week old milk on the seats in the caf. This school is one of the worst. The staff are so rude excepr dr. Harley and a few others. Mr hunter now enforces uniform after being a no uniform school since it started and if you dont wear it then you get a detention FOR UNIFORM. tje securities are so grimey and they do everything BUT secure. the ladies are rude and mean and the men just hang out and act buddy buddy with the students and let them skip. DON'T SEND YOUR KIDS HERE.
This school is terrible. Please parents do not send your kids here. Everyone at that school is very rude and not welcoming and the school itself is terrible. They steal from their students and treat them like they are nothing. They even called my daughter, who is a very respectful person, a liar. This school is very rude and I do not recommend sending your kids here.