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!
Teachers and students always give 110%. Howard has been an A school for the last two years which is a record for a Title I school in our district. Students are given all the tools and opportunities to succeed acadaemically and personally. There is no equal!
Both of our children will be at Howard this year. We have been very pleased with the school, especially with the teachers and the principal. The faculty and staff always keep you well informed of your children progress and difficulties.
Our family has been very pleased with Howard Middle School. After reading the post dated June 25th, I found quite the opposite experience. My child does participate in advanced classes. However, I found these classes to be higher in numbers compared with some of the other classes I visited. The regular classes seemed to have 10-15 students. My child is very comfortable at Howard and has made many new friends. The faculty and staff truly care about the students and my child has excelled academically! I have found Howard Middle School to be very responsive to my child's individual needs.
The only way to excell at Howard is to have a smart child, have him or her be placed in high academic classes, because ONLY then will you have a class size of 10-15 with teachers that care and kids that want to learn. Any average child coming into Howard, who has some sort of parental support and is motivated and wants to be in school, should seriously look into another school for middle school years. Howard will eat your child alive and expose them to things they shoudl not be witnessing at this age. The kids there are out of control!!!and the parent involvement comes from students with As and some Bs.
We love Howard and Dr Cartwright. They have surpassed our expectations!
I go to Howard middle school, and I love going there. The teachers there are very nice, and I have learned so much. The school is also very safe, hardly any violence, or bullying. And remember, all schools have that, no matter what. But also, in Howard, there is no tolorence for bullying. The students here are also very nice, and we have many great academic programs. The students here truly love the school, and we all love that we learn a lot, while having fun doing so. We also have recess, which we are all very thankful for. And we have many great clubs, and very many opportunites. Howard is truly an amazing school
My daughter just graduated from Howard. She had 3 excellent years there, and was able to excel academically so well that she was accepted into the IB program at Winter Park High. Excellent gifted/advanced placement classes. Teachers are very supportive. Principal is excellent. We love that Howard is small and close to home. It truly is a hidden treasure. We are looking forward to another great 3 years there as our son starts next year.
Howard Middle School is the unknown gem of Orange County. Facts: Downtown, urban, small, only middle school still having a much needed rec time, great academic learning strides are being reached yearly, great athletic, music, and choral program, outstanding mentor program, great AVID program. Students are encouraged and given the opportunity to excel. The teachers are very supportive and communication is always quick. I have 2 children there and have never had any problems. All questions are taken care of immediately and bullying or violence, which I must remind you, happens in all schools, is not tolerated. Howard takes great pride in providing a safe learning environment for the students. What a great school. I am extremely pleased with this public school. My only disappointment is parent involvement. It is growing, but still nowhere near where it should be.
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