I am very pleased with Federal Hill Prep this year. I have been a parent at Federal Hill Prep for 6 years so I have experienced the ups and downs over the past few years first hand. The changes in administration 3 years ago negatively effected the morale of the school and changed the curriculum by removing the Advanced Academic program. The new Principal is embracing the Common Core Curriculum and is moving the school forward in academics, morale, and in physical improvements to the school. Yes, there have been some additional rules placed on uniforms and visitation to the building, but these have been put in place to increase the safety of our children and to add structure to a program that had become lax over the past few years. I see the school returning to its former position as a great public school option for city residents.
I am a parent my girls have been going here for three years now I love the school and most of the teachers the principle I do not care for she is very mean and does not know how to talk to the children she has a very belittling demeanor about her my first issue with her is the children cant wear boots lady really its winter then they cant wear colorful stockings and they cant wear sweaters if no logo it winter kids get sick miss days then questions about wear they are. the last straw was combing the forth grade he is a young teacher most of the kids do not listen to him which will cause students to fall back that want to learn it is over thirty students in the class very disappointed my oldest daughter honor roll two years straight now her grades are dropping very disappointing I WILL BE CALLING THE SCHOOL BOARD
FHP is a pre-k thorugh 5th grade school in the heart of Baltimore City. With caring teachers and a very active PTO, it is a great local public school choice for parents choosing to stay living in the city.
I'm very disappointed in this school's decline. The new administration does not respond to parent concerns in the upper grades and many family who could leave have. Many teacher are very good but some are poor and the risk just isn't worth it in the upper grades. But the lower grade teachers are awesome! The principal does not seem to understand what it means to be an elementary school administrator and the test scores show it. My kids will not be back next year.
I have been more than pleased with the kindergarden program. My daughter loves the school and the teachers. The principal is very involved in the classrooms and always willing to talk to parents.
When we moved to Baltimore last summer, I almost chose to live in the suburbs to make sure my child could go to a great school. I'm so glad that someone told me about Federal Hill Prep! I have been amazed with this school! Amazing principle, teachers, and huge parent involvement. I would say it feels more like a private school education, minus the expense. My daughter has thrived in this environment and is now reading far above her grade level and loves learning here. Federal Hill is a great area and will continue to thrive with this level of commitment to its schools and neighborhood. We pay more to live here, but it is worth it to know that my kids can for sure attend this great school.
FHPS has a dynamic new principal who is keeping all of the best and reforming the rest. Federal Hill has always been one of the best school in South Baltimore and now Ms. Barnes is ready to shake off the dust and bring the school to the next level. This is a safe, rigorous, engaging neighborhood school with a caring staff and great facilities.
My observations as a parent are consistent with the MSA results: a slightly worse than average city school, a moderately worse than average Maryland school. #584 out of 831. http://www.schooldigger.com/go/MD/schoolrank.aspx?sortexp=LCITY&sortdir=a&findletter=B
I love Federal Hill Elementary because the staff is caring and understand the needs of our kids. My son grades have improved and he is now on hornor roll. I rate this school a five star:) Keep up the good work Federal Hill
This is one of the best schools in Baltimore City. The Principal is a no nonsense type of woman. She is firm and lovable. She runs a tight ship. The students are thriving. The PTO is excellent. My son is an honor student. Test scores are pretty goo. It's a multi cultural school. You have Black, White, Asian , and many students from other countries like Turkey, Greece, Ethopia and more, I LOVE THIS SCHOOL.
Outstanding experience for our first year. Teachers and many parents are engaged and committed. The school has exceeded expectations.
My daughter and son attend Federal Hill Preparatory School. At first I was skeptical, the 'private school' way of life is very entrenched in Baltimore and it is hard to not worry that you are putting your children at risk by trying a neighborhood school. The end result - my children are thriving. They are learning so much, and are happy to boot. The Advanced Academic Program is challenging, but my daughter enjoys math and seems to take it in stride.
Federal Hill Prep is the quality of any private school in the area. They have exceptional teachers, facilities and dedicated parent volunteers. My first grader uses the new mac computer lab and the science lab weekly. They have fine arts, music, and gym. There is a gifted and talented program and afterschool chess club. The Core Knowledge curriculum has my 6 year old learning thing I didn't learn until my second year of college (ancient mesopatamia?!?!). I cannnot recommend this school highly enough.
The Advanced Academics Program is outstanding! The PTO is very involved and is a great asset to the school.
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