September 18, 2015
First of all. Are you really going to listen to a STUDENT on this forum? They are TEENAGERS for crying out loud!
As a parent that has come through both Monocacy Elementary AND Monocacy Middle, I can honestly say that these schools have some of the most wonderful, caring staff and support you will find at FCPS.
Listen to me people - PROPER PARENTING is the single most important start to any child's education.
There is good and bad at EVERY school.
Yes, Monocacy may have a diverse population/median household income level, but if you PAY ATTENTION to you child's education, they will thrive! If your child has learning/behav issues, PLEASE help the staff address them. DON'T just let the school be your babysitter! STEP UP AND PARENT!
We personally LOVE the school(s). SO many during/after school clubs (chess, engineering, theater, arts, STEM, sports, community service activities...) and so many opportunities for enrichment (collaboration with FCC and Career Tech/College Prep - both right across the street).
STAFF just needs parent support! It starts at home! They should not have to discipline/raise your kid. The rest of our children are excelling...quit whining and ENCOURAGE your child to work hard to get great grades! It's time to put back some work ethic in today's youth. No more handouts.
Imagine trying to do your job while kids are walking around the classroom, texting, being disruptive, etc. Those kids OBVIOUSLY have parents who don't value education. Luckily, those kids are yanked out of class.
In addition, I think the diversity of this school has taught my children about the world. They are not in a bubble in some private school, only to get out in the real-world and have to deal with all types in society.
MONOCACY IS GREAT! Don't listen to the naysayers!
- submitted by a parent