Love Howard, We are in our second Year and Are very Pleased! I would recommend this program to any Middle school Student that wants to get more out of school. The Arts Rock and Academics are top notch! Bob Jones
This school is amazing in so many ways. The way all the teachers and staff care for the students. The way the students care for each other. My daughter wishes every day that this would convert to a high school so she didn't have to leave. It has exceptional programs and continuously trying to find more opportunities for the students to grow not only within their walls but within the community as well!
Howard Middle School offers opportunities like no other. Students are pushed to excel in not only their academics, but if they have a love for the arts the combination of curriculum available far exceeds what they would find anywhere else. The Faculty and Staff care way more than making the grade, it is their goal ago make sure my daughter actually understands what she is learning and why it is important. Dr. Cartwright works tirelessly to make sure all our Students have every opportunity available to them, the school has flourished under his leadership. We also have so many dedicated parents that I can't overlook their contributions and how instrumental they have been in the success of the programs at HMS. If your child has the chance to attend Howard,it is something you should seriously consider.
The principal, teachers and staff are amazing!! The incredible amount of electives (over 30) to choose from were the big selling point for us two years ago. The wonderful opportunities (like trips to NYC) and the academics are second to none. We love HMS and are thankful to be a part of the VPA Magnet Program.
Wonderful teachers and staff. Perfect for a student who loves art, music and drama. Strong academics and teachers are always available to students and parents.
I am extremely proud that my daughter is attending Howard Middle School's Magnet program. The staff and teachers follow in the footsteps of one very DEDICATED principle.
Howard Middle School staff and school culture is one that is very accepting of all students and expects students to perform to their fullest ability, academically, socially/emotionally, and artistically. I am proud that my son attended this school rather than his zoned school. It really helped him move forward in his musical and artistic abilities. I LOVE the principal. He takes time to get to know every student and works with the families to ensure the students are successful. He is a true leader.
Great School! And an amazing Principal!!! The preforming arts teachers and classes make school so much more fun for our students.
This school has it's problems like any, but overall, I'm going to miss it. Howard cared about me. I had a room where I could go anytime if I needed a more quiet place. I was in Aviation club. I was a Teacher Assistant. There are the kids who aren't good, yes, but every school has that. When I arrived to the school, I was a level 1 in Math (I arrived in 7th grade). When I took FCAT in 7th grade, I rose all the way up to a 3. I got a 2 in Reading, but when I took 8th grade FCAT Reading FCAT, I went back up to a 3. I also got a 4 on Writing. Overall, I'm gonna miss this school as I go to Boone. Parents, if you're moving into Orlando, this is for sure the school zone to move in. They make the learning fun while challenging.
I can tell how much the teachers love the kids and work very hard to make sure we learn all that we can learn.
Howard Middle is a school where every child has a chance to learn and excel. They offer classes and programs that don't seem to be available at other schools and the students are receiving so many benefits from those programs. The teachers and staff have proven that the students are important to them and the students appreciate that fact. It's a wonderful place to be.
It is a place where teachers care and students learn. We build relationships that last a lifetime.
The most amzing and diverse group of students, teachers, staff, parents and community members makes this one of the most successful urban schools in Florida!
Howard Middle is an awesome school where all children are challenged to succeed!
It is a great school, Everyone is contained in 1 building, not spread out in 50 portables, the teachers want your children to learn and progress in life. The principal does a excellent job with the teachers and children. And it is the only 'A' middle school in Orange County.
The teachers are there not only to do their job but to help our children succeed in life. They really do care about our children.
The facility is very well kept, very historicly preserved, the principal has raised the bar several levels successfully, the school has received state-rated grades of consecutive A-rated scores, and the teachers there are the most active, dedicated and caring across the board this parent has ever seen at any school!
I have never worked with a more dedicated, team oriented faculty and staff. We truely care about our kids.
Howard Middle School is the premier school in the heart of the city. That's right we are located in the heart of downtown Orlando!!! We are doing excellent things here at Howard through our Advancement Via Individual Determintation (AVID) program to ensure that our students go to college, we are a NASA Explorer School, we have some of the best and brightest inner city youth, our athleics program is strong, we have a Tutoring Room that students can go to make up work, get help with concpts they don't understand and so much more. There is a lot I could say about Howardm but I just might not have the space :0)
The principal has created alternative strategies to help at-risk children make up their grades by creating a tutoring room, where challenging children received individualized attention to complete homework and assignments they were unsuccessful in completing at home or in the regular classroom. Principal Cartwright is dedicated to 100% of his students' success, even the most challenging. No child will be left behind in this amazing learning environment!
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