This is a great school with incredible teachers & effective principal and great diversity in student population. AYP (MSA) - This is one of the 3 middle school in the cluster that made the AYP in 2009-10. No other Germantown Middle School managed that. SPORTS - Very strong sports teams and poms. SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS and CLUBS - National Junior Honor Society, Hispanic Honors Society, SGA, Green Team, Chess Club, Math Team, Horse Riding, Drama Club, Drumline, Good Knights etc... There is something for everyone. COMMUNICATION - A ton of info on the school website (finalist for best of MCPS web), which is constantly getting updated, a list serve, weekly Connect Eds, morning announcements are on the website. Edline gets updated frequently, Teachers are very responsive with emails and phonecalls. PTSA newsletter is online, as well as gets emailed. DISCIPLINE - Principal is tough and transparent. Incidents at the school are reported & communicated openly. Bullying and discipline problems not tolerated. Problem students & their parents may be inconvenienced ACADEMICS - One of top MD schools in JHU-CTY. "Straight A" dinners for students. Many magnet HS school acceptances/ wp.
I used to attend this public school, and all I can say is it was terrible. There was horrible bullying, children skipped classes all the time, the teachers were incompetent pushovers. On the parents visiting day, where parents could sit in the classrooms during class, my parents caught my advanced level math teacher making many mistakes. There was drinking, drug use, and many pregnancy rumors about SIXTH GRADERS. I left after two months to be homeschooled and am now trying to transfer schools.
hi i am currently a student at neelsville and i love it but there is some fights and flaws at the school but the principal handles it. Overall the school is great!
Strict and effective Principal. Teachers are just amazing. Parent involvement will be given low scores. While parents will participate in fund raisers and such, they are not there in significant numbers for school volunteering. The PTSA has grown from 0 to around 60 in the last 2 years and that's a good sign.
I'm a student attending Neelsville, and currently in the 6th grade. I will admit the school has some flaws, but nothing is perfect. Overall, the teachers are very helpful, but at the same time strict. The principal is very tough, yet she cares about the students and the staff. I have a lot of great friends that go to this school, and have met many others. I'm looking forward to my next 2 years at this school.
I am a parent of a current (caucasion) 8th grader, who is a honors student after coming into this school from private school in 7th grade. He has received better instruction here, more help offered and genuine caring than at the private school. My husband and I have a great relationship with the principal and every single one of his teachers, because we make it clear to them that they can contact us anytime! We make ourselves available and back them 100%. Edline is always updated and emails answered usually within hours. The principal may not be the lovey dovey type personality, she's tough and she cares about every single one of her students. The poor reviewers...those people are more than likely not involved at all and are relying solely on the school to do everything for them. Schools these days just can't do that nor should they have to.
hi im a student attending this school and i love it.the whole school ,the teachers ,and student body.im a 6th grade and i'm looking forward to my next 2 years
My child has been a student at Neelsville for the last 2 years and has done an outstanding job. The principal keeps us informed about weekly events and has informed us about the IB programs in the area. My daughter has been on the honor roll for the last 2 years and we are pleased with her prgress. She went to Montreal with her class last year and had a fantastic time. The trip was well planed. Kudos to the staff at Neelsville.
awful! The principle and her staff are terrible and shouldn't be allowed to continue!
I snatched my daughter out of this school the second week of February. She is now thriving in another middle school. The atmosphere in this school is toxic, and it start from the top. I did my best to inform the necessary powers...hopefully this school will experience a complete overhaul in leadership and educators.
Hi im a student attending neelsvile and im not impressed with the staff present. They seem to be more concerned about underachieving students and test scores not the student as an individual. Teachers at Neelsvile dont seem interseted in wether the student seeks for help and i concered about his/her grades. I my self did not attend Neelsvile for a very long period of time and attends a far more concerned school ], which staff are trained and know what they are doing.
I am not impressed with the principal or vice principal either. However, the teachers that work with my child last year was very intuitive on how he was progressing through out the year.
I am not very impressed because there exists a significant lack of communication between parents and teachers/administration. Teachers and staff do not return phone calls and/or e-mails nor do they initiate them as required. Follow-through is non-existent and information is not disseminated in a timely fashion nor are parents apprised of school incidents on a regular basis. As opposed to the other reviewer, I feel the school does NOT invest enough concern or attention into the problem students by following through with the students and/or communicating to parents the student's achievement levels or a lack thereof. Furthermore, the edline system is not consistent or timely updated.
This school is not very challenging. The principal is not very effective and does not have good rapport with the parents. They seem to be more concerned about underachieving students and test scores not the student as an individual. It is easy to fall through the cracks here. I am not impressed with this school.
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