We have been at HCMS for 5 years (2 children). Our overall experience has been very positive. We attribute this to the wonderful and committed teachers. We have only had one terrile experience with a teacher -- Mrs. Prendergast. Some of the exceptional teachers are Ms. Kelly, Ms. Dymek, Mr. Mitton, Mrs. Burnett, Mrs. LaSota, Ms. Miranda and Mrs. Crandall (now retired). Mrs. Flores is also a great counselor! While we have had 3 principals in our 5 years, each has brought certain strengths to HCMS and we have been pleased with all 3.
I love this school. I understand that HCMS isn't the best, but the new principal is outstanding and is taking care of these problems. This school has a lot of potential and I can see that the new admins. are trying to bring it out. Many of the students and very bright and the music department is great. Some of the students are also working hard to bring in new extra-curriculars and it's awesome. I love HCMS and can't wait to watch it grow and succeed.
My parents had to move me from this school because they did not give me the correct education and some of the persons there are very rude.
My child has been here 2 years and it is a nice school. There is a great variety of activities to be involved in (even for shy children). The teachers have been great but I do miss the last principle as he was very hands on and accessible.
I am just relocating from NC and the staff has been great in assisting me with the transition and i love the curriculum it will really challenge my sons as well as myself as a parent to assure that i stay involved and on top of their curriculum..I am so glad that i chose Howard County to educate my children
I've been going to this school for about 3 weeks now and its seems to be a really nice school the teachers are nice and I stilll have the same great friends but I get to meet new people too!
i have been attending harpers choice for a year now and it has been the best school i have ever been to in my whole entire life!you will meet alot of polite people there!i recomend all middle school students to come to harpers choice middle school!
Harpers Choice is one of the worst schools I have been to in my entire life.I was a new student at HCMS and the teachers there give a new project or test each week which really stresses me out.I think that the staff should use better discipline and safety ways.Also on my second day at HCMS I missed the bus and when i called for a ride the office staff just sent me to wait outside which was unsafe.Also I think they should have more activities to help motivate the students to work hard and improve their skills.i also think that they should have monitors for dissmisal time to make sure every student exits school safetly and gets on the bus safetly.I also think that they should have an after school program that allows the students to participate in many different activities such as tutoring.I think HCMS really needs to improve.
This is a wonderful school with a strong academic program and attentive staff.
I have been going to harpes choice for 1 year and next year will be 2. i love all my teachers and they help everybody learn what they have to learn. I love my principle but it is so sad he is leaving.i hope you conside putting your child in harpers choice not oakland mills
My son has been at Harper's for two years and was in both non-GT and GT classes. Our experience has been excellent. The school population is diverse, the kids under control, and the teachers and administrators are fantastic! The more parents partner with the school, the better it will become!
My daughter is in 6th gade this year. I have been very impressed with the GT program, the caring and professional attitude of the teachers and the supervision of the administration. It is a very safe school and bullying of any kind is not tolerated.
Moved to school recently and found a dynamic principal, who is actively involved with students, parents, and staff. oversees a strong curriculum and runs a tight, organized, and nurturing school environment. Excellent school!
My grandson is new at the school. Our family was highly impressed with the couselors at the facility. My grandson is ADHD. Once receiving his records the school immediately contacted the parents to discuss a plan for his success.
My son has been attending Harper's Choice for a year and a half now and overall, I am pleased with the school. My son has ADHD and the teachers have been willing to work with him to help him succeed. The school is very diverse and the principal is great!
Harpers choice Middle is a great school! I just moved and once I first came to Harpers Choice..I loved it!I made lots of new friends,new teachers,and lots of help their!So Harpers Choice is a great school!
We moved from Florida in December and were nervous about my son changing schools. My wife and I have been very pleased with the school and the teachers with little exception. Being a University educator I have been extremely impressed with the curriculum that the faculty and leadership have put together and feel these children are being challenged and being prepared for the next step. My hat is off to the quality work I have observed. Keep up the good work!!!
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