My school is getting better and better each day. There are lots of great things happening at Milford that people never hear about.
Milford Mill Academy is one of the best high schools on the Northwest side of the Baltimore County School District. It has an amazing IB program, an excellent Magnet program that will be adding Dance, great sports teams that usually finish first in their divisions, i.e. Varsity Boys Basketball and Wrestling, as well as a world renowned Choir that has traveled as fas as London. To add we have an awesome administrative team and dedicated teachers. I am proud to teach at Milford which is why I've been here for 13 years.
I have child that attends Milford Mill Academy and for what I have seen is that it is a great school, with great programs and energetic kids who all aspire for the most out of life. The staff does all that they do with public funds and the contributions of the parents.
This is perhaps one of the worst schools in the county. Students are not only bad, but extremely nasty. They have zero respect for their peers or the faculty. Stay as far away from as possible.
millford is a graet school school i get along with most of my teachers.
milford is fun sometime;but some of the teacher dont care but it is a good school and get you ready for college and the world..
Milford mill is not a bad school! as a senoir im highly abset at all the negitivety aimed at my school. Education is what you make it that goes for anyschool anywhere! the teachers do care about us & do put in the time & effort to help us learn. People are going by test scores & summing us up and its not fair, those student who dont care are the outliers that are holding us back. If you want to learn, do the work. At the same time we dont recieve alot of funding, so most of the things we have we raised money for with hardwork!!! & if your interested in sports here, the boys varsity basketball team are county champs along with jv wrestling team. We dominate track everywhere & have 1 of the best football programs in the state, we went to the county championchip this year
Milford Mill Academy is well not one of the best school in Baltimore County, but for learning there you can't get no better. I have attended Owings Mills and found that even at Milford, with the a low budget and probably not as much resources as OMHS, there is a better opportunity of succeeding and achieving any goal. I was also in the Marine Corp JROTC and GySgt Reid was one of the best instructors anyone could have. Overall this school is probably one school I would like to remember and hope that the parents/guardians would see pass those that give it a bad name and actually begin to care for that school, because it really needs the support of the parents, guardians and the community as a whole.
I recently graduated from Milford (c/o 2005) and I have to honestly say that a school what you make of it. Although Milford is not one of the best school there is out there as far as funding and student/parent participation, if you choose to learn you will. Maybe I was fortunate enough to have teachers who cared or maybe I cared enough about myself and my self worth to do what I needed to do, but I learned a lot at that school. For students who run the halls or spend the school day outside that's on them and test scores will be low because of their choices but I didn't make those choices and I did quite well for myself. So to say Milford is a horrible school is not true. It is what you make it out to be for you.
MMA has made strides in discipline, but there needs to be a bigger push for academic excellence. Teachers just give grades. My son told me he had a 75 average and the English teacher gave him a B. The last time I checked, a 75 was a mid C. His friend a senior who's been there longer told me that teachers will pass students just to move them on. MMA needs to help our children earn their grades so that they will be truly successful in the real world by challenging them to their full potential. Let's teach them how to fish instead of giving them fish to eat or we'll find ourselves feeding them for the rest of their natural lives.
Milford Mill Academy is not a terrible school. Parents should stop critizing Milford and support Milford in it's efforts to become a better school. Milford Mill may not be the greatest school in Baltimore County but it has improved. Since Principal Gibson has taken over Milford has changed and the students are excelling. Stop pushing the blame and take responsibility.
Milford Mill is one of the worst high schools in Baltimore County. The problems start at the top. It's a sad state of affairs when the teachers and top administrators at the school don't care. Yet they expect the kids to learn.
I'm a graduate of Milford c/o 2004 and I am ashamed to have even graduated from such a poor school. The school wass terribly disorganized, no one cared, and the students ran wild. Fortunately, I was able to leave and go on to a top HBCU but the level of preparedness I felt upon beginning college was low. I would encourage parents to seek other options for school other than Milford. The children definitely deserve a better education than what they will receive at MMA.
I am a former student at milford mill academy (c/o 2000). MMA is a good school for those who want to learn. The opportunity is there for any student to learn and any teacher to teach. The school offers everything from magnet classes, sports programs, JROTC,and many other courses. Parents are going to have to encourage thier children, participate with them. When i was a student at milford parent participation was at an high, even to the point where parents were substitute teachers. Encourage and motivate the school make people want to be apart of MMA. I can say that Milford And the JROTC program helped me with my career choice, and i know it has the potential to help others.
Milford Mill Academy is like any other school in Baltimore County - overpopulated and underfunded. There are children who want to learn and teachers who care. Then there are the children who do not care, disrupt classes and teachers who are at their wits end as what to do. The teachers are not babysitters, they are supposed to be teaching 'young adults'. More emphasis needs to be taken on accountability for actions taken by the students (and staff, if necessary). If a disruptive student does not want to be at school and refuses to learn, suspend or expell them and let the children who want an education get a better one. An education at Milford Mill Academy is free, college is not. Let's give our children the best opportunity now. What they do now will shape their future. Signed: A Concerned Parent
I have been a teacher at Milford Mill Academy for 3 years. When I read the reviews about the school on this site, I was very upset. Many people want to focus on only the negative aspects of the school and not give the positive ones. Every school has its advantages and disadvantages. Disadvantages: MMA is overly populated which correlates with low academic scores. A lot of students have a 'oh, woe is me--I will fail anyway' type of attitude which is keeping them in bondage. How will anyone succeed if they are not patient with themselves and keep blaming others for their own errors? Advantages: There ARE teachers who care. If they didn't, they would just give students the book and make them work out of it. Also, there wouldn't be any extracurricular activities, assemblies OR field trips! Teachers cannot do this alone--we need participation from everyone: students AND parents.
I'm a former student at Milford Mill class of 2003. Milford Mill and other schools in this particular area of Baltimore county are terrible. I suggest either moving to another area or a private school. The school has a good magnet program but there are no real benefits from participating. Internships are promised but never fulfilled. Teachers are ok but very young and un-prepared. Fights are frequent and can become chaotic at events such as pep-rallys. The scool office is very unorganized important things such as records or grades tend to get lost. I have not be under the new principal but in the past the school was terribly mis-managed. The hallways are constantly over crowded and disruptive. Lunch time tends to get out of hand. There is no control in the classrooms which makes it harder for students to learn. Over all Its one of the worst in the county.
I graduated from Milford Mill Academy in 2003. If I could have had the benefit of going to private school or another school I would have jumped at the chance. The school is un-organized ( Always Keep copies), and very un-professional. Teachers seem to care about which kid is dating who as oppose too teaching there lessons. Although the magnet program is nice all they don't provide any value on ones education.All you will get from it is a pat on the back and certificate come graduation day. The school was horribly managed when I was there. Fights break out every other day and Test scores are far from improving. Kids are very un-prepared for higher education upon graduation. Bottom Line schools in this area of baltimore county are not good I suggest moving somewhere else or Private Education. -Shauna c/o 03
Milford Mill Academy is the best school I have ever attended. I choose to go to Milford over my home school, one of the best schools in the nation, Catonsville High. I do agree with the people who say there are kids all over the hall and outside of the school because in the year of 2003-2004 I spent about 5 hours of school time in the hallway and outside of the school during school hours but the school is making some positive and negative changes, but the year 2007 I believe Milford Mill will be up to county standards.
I graduated from Milford in 2000 and I would have to back up the parent's reviews in saying that kids were all over the hallways and running in and out of school. I should know, I was one of those kids! Needless to say, it could use some major improvements. Hopefully that will happen soon. I do have to say that the magnet program is far beyond excellent! I graduated from the Information Technology program and it is the best program I have ever experienced. Thanks to Mrs. Birt for her guidance!! ANW
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