We have been at HMES for 4 years. The vast majority of the teachers consider consider being an educator as a career vs showing up for paycheck and summers off. They are kind, open to trying new things, well-versed in technology and use it in the classroom in relevant ways. The teams of teachers work together to educate my students. They are committed to building character and good citizens as well as learning. I really like how they strive to reinforce lessons through holistic experiences - traditional memory but also use of online learning, field trips, experiments, projects where students can be creative and pick video, music, skits, writing, posters. Teachers have made an effort to know my children. So my kids are assisted, challenged and held accountable. When there are behavior problems, I am alerted so my children know that the teacher and parents are partners.
My family and I love HMES! It is like a family to us. The teachers, the Principal, the guidance counselors, the custodians - everyone makes you feel like part of the family at HMES. The population is diverse which really represents the real world and exposes our children to all types of cultures. My children have been successful at Henderson Middle and Lakeside because of the preparation they received at Henderson Mill. Go visit! You'll be glad you did.