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Matteson, IL
Students enrolled: 605

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3718 213th Place
Matteson, IL 60443

(708) 748-0470
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November 15, 2014
Huth is a decent school. The only problems i have as a student is that most of the times, teachers talk about you behind your back. Word spreads like wildfire in the school. If you're thinking about sending your kid here please first consider the High schools in the area such as Rich Central, Rich South, and Rich East. Huth is really diverse either. I personally kinda like it like that because since the school is mostly black, there aren't that many race issues. Also, try to get your kids into teams 1 -3. NEVER GO WITH TEAM 4. NEVER GO WITH TEAM 5 (if your kid is special ed.) The teachers don't care what happens to your kid in team 4 and the kids in other teams are usually prejudice towards the team 5 kids. Team 4 is also sometimes compared to prison sometimes. The after school activities are pretty good. he track team and basketball teams are amazing. The band is pretty good too. That's my review. Class of 2015 right here. :)

- submitted by a community member

August 28, 2014
Huth is a pretty good school, but academically not really. The teachers get mad when we don't understand certain things or didn't learn that in the previous year. The food is cold most of the time, and its uncooked. The activities after school are very fun, and we get to hang out with our friends after practice. Now, as far as the buses, I do believe that they should add bus aids because the students on the bus act like they don't have a care in the world and just use profanity all the time. The teachers talk about the students behind our backs and they are very racist. If your thinking about sending your child to Huth.. Make sure that they end up on Teams 1-3 NOT team 4.. Otherwise you will probably want to drop your child out of the school.

- submitted by a community member

August 16, 2014
Huth is a decent school IF you are in the gifted program. While the term 'gifted program' is misleading, some teachers are wonderful. A gifted education here is like regular education in a better school. A truly determined student here need not to be sent to one of the mediocre Rich Schools but rather to Marian Catholic (by scholarship) or Southland. This will be my 2nd year, and though I am not looking forward to the immature students, there is something to be learned in its walls, if you seek. Parents, don't be too upset if your child attends this school (although you should be if they are NOT in the gifted program), but try to find alternative options for high school because I'm telling you; the high schools in this area are the WORST. I just wish that most students would realize the value of education, avoid modern society's bad influence, and make this school a better place.

- submitted by a community member

August 06, 2014
I am a student at huth & im going to the 8th grade . the teachers gossip alot & talk about student to other teachers,they serve half done food,the kids are rude yet there are some nice ones,& if you're in 7th grade they'll teach things that you learned in 6th grade and for 8th grade my sister says they teach you 7th grade things. when I was in 7th grade the teacher slapped a student (my friend) in the face just for running around,welp that teacher was fired & sued and charged with battery. Anyway I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING TO OW HUTH THIS YEAR ! :(

- submitted by a community member

July 09, 2014
If by all means you were reading this out of desperation to rummage ONE good thing about Huth despite numerous negative reviews, you're in luck. You want your child to get AT LEAST a decent education? Get him into the gifted program. But that doesn't end all problems. The gifted program equals the average class in an excellent school, so tell your child to exhaust every possible resource available in the classroom. The best students matriculate into Marian Catholic High School with a scholarship, a well-regarded catholic school in Chicago Heights, or Southland, a public charter to save college-bound students from the mediocrity of the Rich High Schools. The 2013 Valedictorian of Marian currently attends Harvard University and a senior in Southland recently got accepted into Princeton. If your child attends this school, a school with an infamous bad reputation, don't fear; make sure he doesn't end up in one of the Rich Schools, and a really motivated child would stand out and shine and WILL be noticed by top universities amidst the mediocre student body, whatever the case will be. I knew that the school website doesn't give much information, so I'll make a 2nd one.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
This is my 2nd year at Huth, I'm looking forward to the new school year. The teachers are caring and concern, the Principal inspires the students. It's a good learning environment and striving to be excellent. It takes more than the staff to bring about a change, so I'm looking forward to doing my part. Good Luck :)

- submitted by a community member

August 22, 2013
I'm a student at Huth and this would be my second year. Huth is an ok school but the students are terrible and I don't feel that the staff is doing enough. Another problem I have is for kids riding the bus. At the moment I have to ride the bus, but I have to get up really early. The teachers are always talking about how it's good to get some sleep and but I have to wake up at around 5:45am just to catch the bus. I also don't like how they treat us like little kids. We have to walk quietly in a single file line just to get to our next class that's only a few feet away. It's almost like they can't trust us. I also wish the kids would switch classes so we could get to meet other kids. I'll be moving soon (fortunately) so I won't have to deal with this.

- submitted by a community member

April 30, 2013
Huth is unfortunately a very poor school. A couple good teachers but overall a very poor school, academically and socially. My daughter is presently in 7th and she's always informing me of what movie she watched in class or what kids fought & posted it on YouTube. I'm moving just so I won't be pressed for my other 3 kids to go here.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2012
Still the student finishing the last review ...The kids act so immature tbh it's not a great learning Enviroment my mom doesn't like the school & many other parents don't ...but there is no diversity it's a predominately black school this year 2012 8th ..we just got a few more you no what kids ..personally I think of there was more you not what kids the school would be better ..just to let you know The HS You Would Go To any of the RICH or Southland Arent Diverse either all Black lol..js but I don't have to worry because I'm not going to any of these school I'm moving my doesn't even like them haha ..enough of me back to Huth now school starts at 7:35 used to be 7:45 & ends 2:15 used to be 2:30 I don't get it 15 mins a huge diff the best times you will have at this school In O7th is the last days of school like when they give you real food for field day cause before the last days they still give you work ..& field day is boring also! ..In O8th The last O3 months April may & June (the 1st well lol) ..Well in April is when we go to Alanta idk this year they changed it to that & we take the plane ..lol well I'm gonna have to finish in another review LOL ..

- submitted by a community member

August 31, 2009
I have gone to this school i beleive it is ok. I am in the hornors(gifted) class and i just have 1or2 complaints. 1.Lockers diffrent from each halway...I think they should fix it so we can fit our new books that we have to keep nice. 2.Many of the teachers do not listen to the students and are holding grudges against some students(me) for something they didn't do, just somke one who looked like you. I think the school need to look at the rewiews so they can fix the school! thanks!

- submitted by a student

July 04, 2009
Great learning enviorment.

- submitted by a student

February 02, 2009
The gifted program is a decent behaved bunch but the regular classes make you want to take your child out of the school because they are so misbehaved. The giftes curriculum isnt that challenging and the regular classes are a joke. Im glad im not going to any of the high schools around here after I graduate this year because that would be like going to you know where and back.Huth middle school is not a good learning environment for anyone who is trying hard to learn because there is a lack of dicipline and putting uniforms on misbehaved kids arent going to change there behavior.Not like anyone wheres the uniform anyway.Overall, this school would be the last choice I would send my child because the school cant control the immature and misbehaved kids.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 28, 2009
I love the curriculum that they have for their gifted program. I am truly pleased with the teaching staff but would like to see some improvements with the adminstration staff at this school. Overall I give the school a 7 out of 10. I would recommend this school for new residents.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2009
I love the curriculum that they have for their gifted program. I am truly pleased with the teaching staff. Recently the school was closed for two days due to inclement weather. The children were scheduled to participate in their yearly science fair on one of the days. The turn out was wonderful. The teachers seem to really care about the students. The teachers/staff turnout was amazing. I'm pleased with my child's experience at this school. I hope her experience in HS is as rewarding. There are a few teachers who should be appauled. Mr. Caulfied, Mr. Rock, Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Matthews. Great teachers. I just love them. I hope that I'm not forgetting anyone but the teaching staff is great. The former front desk admin. Ms. Debbie Wilcox was always so pleasant and helpful on the phone. You can just hear the smile in her voice.

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2008
I am very pleased with my experience at Huth this year. I originally had low expectations but Huth has surprised me. The classwork is challenging and the behavior of the children is controlled. An overall improvement from middle school and reminicent of Arcadia the kdg-3 school with progress.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2008
This school is not so bad if you happen to be in the gifted program. However, in the regular classes the students misbehave so much that it makes a very poor learning environment. The school has serious discipline issues and the turnover among teachers is extremely high every year. It caused me to make a decision to pull my kids out and homeschool. Like some of the former posters said, I'd advise visiting the school first.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
January 30, 2008
I am not a parent however i am a previous student and i had a good experience but that was because i actually wanted to learn. The teachers work better with kids that want to learn than those that don't.

- submitted by a community member

May 23, 2007
I have 2 daughters that have attended O W Huth. Both of my daughters were in the gifted program. I have seen great progress at Huth in the past few years, My oldest daughter scored in the top 3% in the nation on the PLAN test that she has taken at her high school (Seton Academy). Both of my children are A students and I give credit to the teachers and administrators at Huth and to Dr. Davis District 162 superintendent. The teachers involved in the gifted program are wonderful, caring individuals that strive to see their students excel.

- submitted by a parent

November 22, 2006
I am not a parents, however I do believe that I am not entitled to my opinion now that I am an upperclassmen in high school. My experience at this school was not a very good one. I strongly advise, like the person before me said, to observe the school for one day. Being a key member in the National Junior Honor Society, I know that there was many chances for students to get the much needed help, however, the learning environment does not provide good conditions to learn under at all. Many students acted out in class and the teachers would do nothing about it. I may not be a parents, but you can use this as a first hand account of someone who went there before.

- submitted by a student

April 16, 2005
I moved my child to Illinois School after observing for a day. I suggest that every parent observes in this building for a day and sees what type of enviroment their child/children are 'learning' in.

- submitted by a parent

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O W Huth Middle School
3718 213th Place, Matteson, IL  60443
(708) 748-0470
Last modified O W Huth Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
O W Huth Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top