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Monsignor Haddad Middle School

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Posted April 3, 2012

An overall good school. WORKLOAD: 6th is normal, 7th is a good amount, 8th is barely anything. CURRICULA: Religion is a great class. The teachers are very good at what they teach and you are prepared for going to a Catholic high school. The science program is great, with 70+ lab reports a year. The math program stinks (see below). Everything else is pretty decent, except for the Technology (computer) class, which focuses on all the wrong things. TEACHERS: The teachers are really excellent. The administration is so-so and there are a few sour tarts, but the really good teachers make up for it all. FACILITIES: Sub-par. The school's area is constricted, which is understandable, but it does not make up for the deplorable computers for student use, extremely dated and rarely-used laptops, and sluggish or sometimes nonexistent Internet. Only one congested staircase - people frequently get hurt. Bathrooms are always in bad shape. Desks are covered with ink daily by rowdy students. At a 1,000-attendee Catholic high school, not a single desk was so much as scratched. Some other problems: The Math Honors classes are based on a spoils system and not grades. There is only a basketball team.


Posted August 15, 2009

I am a student at mhms going into the eighth grade. do not pay attention to the review bellow that gave the school 3 stars because the arguments stated against the school are no longer relevant. Now the teachers do make a strong effort to stay after school to help us as best as possible! the work load is fair and you learn a lot! This is really a great school to send your kids to!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2009

I go to Monsignor Hadad Middle School this very day, and I enjoy it. I am in the Seventh Grade, and my teachers are very nice. Before I went to MHMS, I didn't understand Spanish, until my 6th grade Spanish teacher helped me and raised my from D+'s to B+'s. I enjoy the principal and all the benefactors of the school, and how we help a charity every month.i have experienced small 'bulling' problems, but I have friends and a good time at MHMS!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2008

This school is incredible I am a 7th grader and I love it. the teachers are amazing they try to do everything they can to help their students. It is where wonderful memories are made
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2007

We are very impressed by the high academic level, commitment to students and families, the guidance, nurturing, and extremely committed teachers and support staff. We are very thankful to be part of such a wonderful academic institution and environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

The philosophy of Monsignor Haddad Middle School is what a parent looks for in a school. The principal is implementing the philosophy to the best of her ability. Now all we need is for the teachers to jump on board to work as a team to make MHMS the best middle school possible. Most teachers do not stay after school for extra help. Truly, the workload is on the children without the support of the teachers. The workload is extremely light in grade eight. The facility is magnificent,now let's just tweak the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

I love this school. The teachers are very talented and are willing to help the children. The teachers also do a very good job at preparing your child for high school, send your child here, it is worth the tuition.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 30, 2007

This school is most unsatisfactory. The work load is so heavy; my child had no free time at all. The public school system is much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

This is a great school! Send your child here the teachers are the best are kind and offer wonderful help the Special Ed is a great program as well your children will make freinds easily here nobody is bullied and if such behavior occurs the faculty acts imeditly they will always listen to your child and take them serously.
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Posted April 4, 2006

This is an exallent school I encourge you to send your child here the teachers are the nicest and most helful people in the work you will be well perpared for high school and many fun and exiting things go on there. It is the best school to send your child to if you want them to have a god education, moral values, and faith. This School Rocks!
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Posted March 9, 2006

It is an excellent middle school. The teachers are always after school for help, if it is needed. As a graduate from Monsignor Haddad Middle School and now a student at a university in New York, I can honestly say I was more prepared then most people I went to high school with. You are taught to write labs, be organized, study, and work hard for your grades. It is a tough middle school but you will be more then prepared for any future education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2005

it is a terrible school! don not send your children there! the teachers are not helpful and offor no one on one help to the children!
—Submitted by a former student


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 69%
Hispanic 2% 15%
Asian 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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