What a phenominal turn around. My son went to Calverton 6 years ago and it was not a positive learning environment. Today I went to see my daughter who is is the 7th grade and the halls were quiet, teachers were teaching, and students were engaged in every class that I walked by. I think Ms. Green is doing an amazing job as the new principal and I am so happy with what Calverton has become under her leadership and with such positive and exciting teachers!
Violent school, teachers who do not care and students with zero home support
i have a child who attends Calverton Elementary. Who loves Mrs. Easley the elementary secretary she is a very love able person who keeps my child in order. but over all the school is great and my child will stay until she finish elem. and go up to middle school. And the new Principal is great also Ms. Green and Mr. Smith aisst. principal. i love them and so does my daugther. Thanks a parent
i have 2 children who attend this school and my oldest who is now in the 8th grade is doing remarkable in all of her classes. all of the teachers really show support and concern about the students. this school is most definately coming to a turning point.
I really love this school the year is 2009 and is my last year at calverton i'm in the 8th grade this year and is very excited. The teachers there are great! and the principle ms.Green is wonderful i really love her. My 3years at calverton middle school has been wonderful they have really taught me everything i need to know in order to make it to and in high school, i want to thank them so much for corroporating with me and baring with me when i needed help.'Thank you calverton staff!'
I taught at Calverton for 2 years and working with the kids there has been such a rewarding experience. The best part about the school is the kids. However, things are very disorganized. and The administration is not very supportive at all towards their teachers. Materials are scarce. Also, the overall climate of the school is pretty tense, and I daresay, unprofessional. I do not think that the best examples are set for teachers or the students from an administrative level. The school has gotten better, but still needs to kick it up a notch. This school is data driven-but Character education needs to be brought back and taught thoroughly to these students.
My child attends this school, and I am more pleased than I have ever been before. The new leader of teh school are wonderful. The principal is kind, fair, honest and truly loves the students. I have never had a principal that tells children and teachers that she loves them, and means it. I think everyone should know how great the teachers are, and how much improvements have been made in this school. I hd the option to move my child to a 'better charter' school, and kept my child right where she was. The school is excellent, and people should go in to visit before they say or assume anything negative.
I have a new student in the PRIDE program which is finally meeting his learning needs. I have been very impressed with the educational skills and caring of all of the PRIDE staff. This is one of Baltimore City's outstanding programs. The school is exceptionally well administered with no kids roaming the halls, and it is a quiet environment where learning can take place.
I am a student of this school. I am in the 7th grade. It as made a complete turn around from last year. We used to have food fights all the time but now it doesnt happen. We learn more and our grades are getting better. I have been with the exact same studenst from my old class. Here grades have changed amazingly this year.
Dr. Miles has done an incredible job turning this school around. Especially with a fresh staff and an incredible new staff lead by Tanya Green-A.P. They are the promise of this school.
This school is not a good school. I had to pull my son out of it because of constant disrespect and problem students. he went from a straight 'A' down to a failing student in just one year. but teaching about god is NOT the way to deal with this problem. this school probably needs to be closed down and reopened. in any case, MAJOR overhaul is necessary.
Im a student of new calverton middle school and my school had many troubles last school year due to unorganized programs.Towards the end of the school year it was a great success. They had mr.Ray and mr.Cook assisting a program that would help us older children get put in our right grade. The program was great. It helped us to keep a positive influence on our future lifes.It also helped us to build our self asteem higher. I think this school year will be a big success for new calverton middle school. I think we will go from the worst school in baltimore city to the best school in baltimore city thanks to our new leadership program which is a program for the children who supose to be in high school. If they do what they supose to do until the end of firsyt semester they will be promoted highschool.
From a former Teacher at Calverton: The few problem students turn so many of the others to bad and the bad gets worse. Teenagers don't want to be picked on or beat up, so survival instincts tell them to look tough with the profanity and negative behavior. It was hard going to work. Teachers are only human and the parents do not teach their kids as I do mine, that their Teachers are #1 and not to be sacrificed from 8am-3pm. The connection to education and future success doesn't connect. Not one suspension will I tolerate. The former Principal was making improvements, then stagnated one year, he needed more support not to be pushed out. Now, it is worse as it was before he came, Karl Perry. A Teacher is hired to teach, lay down classroom rules, but the rules broken are system-wide rules. The system ties the hands of principals and Teachers.
Calverton needs a complete overhaul,there is no real leadership and the students have total control over their teachers.When a teacher can not teach due to the lack of respect from the students something has to change.This behavior is creating a problem for the students who really want to learn.Since September the only productive activity at this school is the choir. Everyday the same report is being given, ' we did not do anything,but listen to the radio or watch a movie.'It just seems like a waste of time sending your child to school for this.There is no work structure and the Children are not learning.How can anyone pass City or State wide tests if all they do is play.My solution to the problems in all the schools is to teach about GOD the creator, they need more than just the help of us men. 'They need the LORD.'
There is no leadership there. Students do not have the opportunity for the best education they deserve. Two sheets of paper is no form of productive homework. No productivity or motivation for students or concerned parents.
This school has poor conduct and does not care for there students safety.
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