August 20, 2015
Send your child to Meade Middle instead. This school is not good at all. Bullying and fighting runs rampant while teachers don't care. The school interior is crumbling at the slightest touch. The locker rooms smell like mold. There is one section of the male locker room that smells like mold, and there is graffiti on the lockers. The bathrooms are disgusting. Even if you pass the male bathroom, it smells like urine. There is urine all over the floor, there is NEVER any soap in the dispensers, no paper towels, the sinks down work, and to top it all of, it wouldn't be rare if you found someone's feces in the sink. During the 14-15 school year, the administrators took off all the doors to EVERY bathroom (except the visitor's) because these problems are so bad. More than half of the teachers don't give a hoot of their students. Sometimes, all teachers just do is hand everybody a packet for the whole class, while the teacher sits there texting on her phone. Vandalism occurs to. For the 14-15 school year, we have had over 5 broken windows throught the school. There is also questionable writing on the desks and the bathroom tile. We have had many principals who gave up on our school, and Mr. Whiting won't be an exception. If you report a problem to any administrator, they won't care. In 6th grade, we had this bus driver who smoked and texted while driving. Everybody on the bus reported him to Mr. Greene for MONTHS without any help. It took until the beginning of the 7th grade school year for him to be gone. Also try and report bullying too. I had this friend who was bullied so much, and when she tried reporting it staff, all they did was give her a report sheet and told her to fill it out. She filled it out and nothing has changed for her. She then transferred to Meade. We have had many occasions where police had to show up to campus. During the school year, there was a massive brawl between 6, 7, and 8th graders, and there were a couple ambulances at the school. If you or your child is making honor roll, prepare for their grades to slump significantly. I was making A-B honor roll before I came to MacArthur, but now I am struggling to even pass. And if you're not a fighter don't come here. If you come here, you ALWAYS have a day throught the school year where you are punch, especially if your new. So in short, SEND YOUR CHILD TO MEADE MIDDLE SCHOOL!
- submitted by a parent