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Baltimore, MD
Students enrolled: 790

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121 Mc Mechen St
Baltimore, MD 21217

(410) 396-0864
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November 03, 2014
this is an AWESOME school my kids learned so much since the old principal left. The new principal Mr.Grotsky is amazing. You can see the change.

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2014
The new principal is AMAZING and has already made so many great changes. The school has top notch academic programs (Ingenuity and Advanced Academics), as well as a new gifted and talented program for the elementary school. But it is also an Arts Integration school, with a new focus on providing music and art instruction that will make kids competitive for BSA.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2014
this school is a very great school. the teachers there are pheonomanal when they teach. this school is wonderful

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December 10, 2013
I actually like my school. I am a student in the Ingenuity Project. Some students may disagree with me but I actually like rules. Schools without any rules are chaotic. Also, I feel as though we receive a good education. The teachers try their best to provide a good education to us. In addition, my teachers appear to enjoy their job and teaching us. I give Mt. Royal an enormous thumbs up. ---Submitted by a student

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August 07, 2013
My school is great I love it. When you really get to know the students they are really great!!!!:-)

- submitted by a community member

July 12, 2013
My oldest children started Mt royal in the 5th and 6 grade and had problems keeping up with the work but the school provided them the help they needed and the both became very good students my last child started at mt royal from k-grade and left in the 8th to attend poly I thank mt royal for that I didn't agree with every teacher or staff but they gave all my kids the tools they needed to be great students. I plan to send my grandkids to mt royal

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July 11, 2013

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May 29, 2013
This school is awful. Do not send your child to this school even for the advanced programs. Only a few teachers like the children and the rest just come for paychecks. The principal spends all day hiding in her office including when a fight is taking place on the playground after school. If this is your zoned school ask for a transfer.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2013
This school is awful. The ingenuity and advanced academics programs do not make it better. It just places unsuspecting intelligent and respectful kids in the middle of a dirty, unorganized mess where there are fights on the playground once a week.. Do not choose this school for any reason.

- submitted by a parent

December 28, 2012
i think this school is great but i think that it should have a better watch i got choked and got my head slammed into a locker by a boy and im a girl i dont fight but this school is great but b4 sending your child there get them into a karate class i dont feel the same after this im now paranoid... think 2 b4 sending ur child here

- submitted by a community member

October 08, 2012
I was the class of 2010 and i personally give the school more thumbs down than the amount of thumbs if each person in the world put their thumb down. This school was unorganized and dirty. only reason i give it 2 stars is because they had some good teachers. In my opinion those selected few of teacher could do way better than Mt.Royal.

- submitted by a community member

July 16, 2012
the quality of this school has decreased over the last three years. i am disappointed at the steff especially the first grade teachers. they don't have any patience with the children. the behavior of some students are out of control. they are quick to suspend but don't provide the help the child really need.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2011
even though i dont enjoy how the school does things, i have to admit its accually ok. the teachers are nice and the school is strict.

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November 17, 2010
As a former student , class of 08 i give this school a tumbs down they dont put education first they worrry about behavior & other irrelevant things ! i would never reccomend this school , first & foremost the administrators are rude 7 mean , such as mrs.Glascoe , Mrs.Byers, Officer Coarse , etc . . yeah all of them .

- submitted by a community member

August 23, 2010
This is a excellent School my child gets extra help, attention, and enjoy going to school. the school has very high standards . I really enjoy my daughter going here! The students do their work quietly and i really love the schools staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 02, 2010
My child was a student at Mt. Royal for 1 year. She entered as an ingenuity student. I was extremely irritated by the attitude if the administrators. They were rude and downright cold. The learning environment could have been more effective if the teachers were more experienced and if the daily class disruptions could have been eliminated. I would suggest any potential parent to make a surprise visit to the school and you will see what I mean. Thank God for private schools!

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2010
My two children started Mt. Royal this school year 2009/2010. I am so far pleased with their learning experience. I like the school, but some of the rules is ridiculious. For example ( tights), why does it matter what kind of tights a child have on as long as they are neat and clean with their uniform. That's the only problem I have but other than that I like Mt Royal, and I wish my kids had been attended this school. Although they were doing great in other schools. I also like that they are strict in some other ways. These schools need rules, and these kids today!!!

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2009
this school is so graet i love the way we can were our uniforms iam a current student at mountroyal elem.midddlescool in ms.simosen 6grade class i am in advance academics

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 08, 2009
i would say the rating for this particular school would be a five star school i say this because they do an excellent job teaching and does a great jod at working with students to build new learning skills

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 18, 2009
The school's overall learning enviroment is good but I would have to agree with a earlier review that the adminstation can seem to have a don't care attitude about the students.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2009
the school is so strict, dont send your kids their.one thing they do have a good counselor,ms.davis.

- submitted by a student

January 16, 2009
teachers are great most times but the administration can be hasty at times and come off as arrogant or they seem as though they don't care for child

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2009
The school environment is good but like all schools there is still room for improvement. Most of the other teaching staff is supportive of each other and the students learning but at the same time, those at the middle school level are dealing with classes that are too large. There are some parents that expect too much out of the teachers and with the large class sizes, the teachers have a hard time meeting those parents' expectations.

- submitted by a teacher

January 07, 2009
The teachers are young mad inexprienced< the ratio is above standards. Teachers to busy to contact parents about any missing work.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2008
i loved mt. royal because they taught you a whole lot. i graduated class of 2004

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 17, 2007
I have entered this school because of the Advances Academics.Its a relly nice school and eveyone is polite. I just wish There wasnt so many rules but schools these days need rules.

- submitted by a student

May 31, 2007
My daughter entered the Ingenuity Program at Mt. Royal in the fall of 2006. The academic program is strong. Both math and science are priorities. They have a great homework club after school for the kids. The standards for success are needed in every Baltimore City public school. Parents and students should demand this type of curriculum. The school has an uniform policy which is also a plus! There should be better supervision of the children before and after school. A number of the children are disruptive to the surrounding community and shed a negative light on the school through their unsafe behavior. I love the look of the campus.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2007
Although my son attended this school for only one year (8th grade), he has greatly reaped the benefits from the experience. Language Arts and Literature were two courses he did not particularly care for. However, with creative, ingenious teachers, my son loves literature with a passion. I am not exaggerating. It is so refreshing to discuss mature, intelligent literature with him. I can see the excitement in him as he discusses certain books with me. His Language Arts Class helped him tremendously in his writing. Now, when he reads me a paper, I typically have no corrections or suggestions to make. In my opinion, they are college students that are unable to write as well. I'm trying to me objective (smiles). I would strongly recommend this school to any parent. Deborah Harris

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 23, 2004
I believe that the school probably does a fine job. My problem is after and before, which is not the teachers fault but that of the parents. The children walk home or to school unsupervised.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2004
As a former student of Mt. Royal and a parent of two children who have attended or attend, I have seen many changes in how the schools' leadership effectively approaches education. I have been extremely pleased to see that some of the same teachers that taught me are stil teaching and having as much success reaching the students through techniques that capture a students attention and makes them want to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent

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Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School
121 Mc Mechen St, Baltimore, MD  21217
(410) 396-0864
Last modified Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top