As a parent of 1 Krop Student and 1 Krop Graduate, I have to be grateful to the School for all their great work. I am sure there are flaws (nobody's perfect), but the results are what really count. My son applied to Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Duke & U. Penn, and was accepted to all of them.
As a parent of 2 graduates of Krop I can not be more satisfied with the outcome. They both graduated with honors and there was always the support of the staff, and of course like everything else in life there are always those exceptions! But overall, the school has plenty of extracuuricular activities and classes to chose from. Unfortunantely for those kids in the past it has been overcrowed but this coming year due to legislation the school will be no longer overcrowed and a new building for our students will be used. The Principal is a very caring indivdual for the children and parents and so are the AP's. ALthough some counslors are not adequate for some students my kids' counslors were great. I highly recommend Krop over any private high school in Dade or Broward.
Great school academically: plenty of choice of extracurricular activities and variety of class levels for every student (i.e. regular, honors, gifted, and AP). Sure, there s overcrowding, but the reason for it is because all of the students and their parents know it is the best school and try to get there by all means possible. As for strict security, well, how else are they suppose to control 4,000 students if not be strict?
As a graduate of Dr. Krop, I find it amusing that parents try to destroy the wonderful image and prestige Krop has brought so many. The truth is Krop really does prepare its students for college as best it can. It is up to the student to accept the this prepration or veer of course. No matter where you go students will always be faced with choices. It is not the schools fault for the negative things that are brought into schools, but the students and the parents that allow their children to get away with such misbehavior. The school is a great place for our children to learn how to strive for success in an enviorment that nutures education. Krop is the best pulic schools have to offer! If you want to be a good parent help your child strive for AP and honor classes...and make sure they play after school sports. -Krops Finest
The school is to desorganized.. Office, teachers, security and counselers... But what affects me the most a student.. Are the teachers and the security... The teachers bearly ever help you at all, most of them just waste the 2 hours talking about non-important facts and they never tell you what they really want you to do, they expect you to know it.... And the security/principal assistance are very bad, they treat us the students as if we were little deliquents showing no respect for us, and just yelling everytime they have a chance, and so for creating a heavy environment where no one has respect for the others.... This needs alot of improvemnet.. I just moved from texas and Im really disapointed on what Ive seen, in this school where its the best of miami dade...
Very good academics. Honors/AP classes are wonderful. I saw someone write about the extracurricular activities being limited because of the amount of students. You are way off. There are so many activities that even things that you wouldn't even think of being available are there. There is overcrowding, but that doesn't take anything away from your education. It makes the job harder for the teachers, not for the students. The students aren't the ones who are teaching the 25-30 people in each class. People do anything to come to this school; having an opportunity like this shouldn't be wasted. Take advantage of being in Krop.
This school is super over crowded. If your child is in a regular class not honor or gifted they may put them with really below class students that don't care about school. If your child is in an advanced or honors it is much better.
I have to agree w/ some of the other comments. This is the second year that my son attends this high school and I have to tell you that I am not impress at all. The main office is not helpful at all; they have no respect for parents. The counselors are of very little help and the drugs are every where on campus. In May-06 my son was walking to the bus stop and one kid pulled a gun on him. I will not recommend the school to anybody but it's better than the alternative NMB, Norlan, Edison, or Miami High. I will-not recommend, Ifeelsorryforourkids. I'll recommend uniforms in the school and police presence in the back of the school to the 203er st bus stop.
The school is overcrowded. There are not enough teachers and options for extracurricular activities. The quality of the academic programs suffered due to the excessive number of students.
The school year took off a little rocky due to the hurricanes, but due to the great leadership of the new principal it has gone smoothly and the children love him. He is a strong advocate for the children and will do whatever it takes to support them acadamically and also socially.
Is a great school, the teachers are excellent and the Esol programm is wonderful. I am very happy that i attended this high school.
Absolutely awful guidance department. The front office (far from inviting) is distant and not helpful.
If you can get past the rude main office staff your one step ahead of the game.If your child needs extra support and is not spec ed your out on a limb.It is easy for sharp and intelligent kids to have good teachers because the AP courses do not have trouble kids.The principal needs a reality check.The majority of the students are not AP or Gifted and they are also entitled to good teachers and good guidence.They focus on stupid rules instead of pushing kids to succeed.We parents can't be the only ones pushing.My child had some teachers who posted the work on the board and left the kids on their own.this is not teaching but baby sitting.The public schools in Florida need to work harder and class sizes smaller.My child was not a deliquent and dressed correctly to school,she was just an average student no one cared about.
Dr. Michael M. Krop is a wondeful high school. My kids are learning more then my sisters kids in north miami high. Some of the problems this school has is that its overcrowded. with more than 3000 students everyone wants to go to krop. But dont think of it as a disadvantage, this just means everyone wants to go to the best school in dade county.They have many programs to offer for example, there magnet program is dance and drama, also they offer many sports and winner of the miami herald academics award two years running.
The school is a very organized school with much info for parents to view.
Teacher quality very variable. Good & bad. Young and inexperienced. Relative to other public schools may be OK, but not very good preparation for good college.
As a parent whose daughter has graduated from Michael Krop, I'm glad to say that i'm very happy she went there. Now she is attending college and is making good grades. Michael is one of the best schools in Miami.
As Krop is my first foray into the public system, I found the bureauocracy maddening but somehow I firmly believe that my child got a good education. The teachers were wonderful. The guidance system was deplorable but luckily our son knew how to guide through courses and we parents knew a lot about college guidance.
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