This school is very great. I would recommend this school for anyone. All you hear about is how King's a bad school, and so on. But, actually it's a very excellent school and you can't go by what's on the internet. Once you get up and go see for yourself, you'll never know. This school is awesome!
i agree. thats all people talk about is how bad this school is and most of these people have never even been to this school. i almost didnt even send my daughter here because of the things ive heard but this school is excellent. when i pick her up shes always smiling and i always see her and her friends syudying.
I am a parent w/ one child in a DPS system and the other in a Charter system. They both have their share of problems. My son is a junior at King H.S. His 1st yr. was confusing, but as time went on it got better. I am happy with his decision of King being his 1st choice. As far as the violence, it can happen anywhere, anytime. I agree it shouldn't happen in schools, but all we can do is pray it doesn't hit home. My son has 3.66 GPA. He has kept his GPA well above a 2.5 since the 9th grade. He plays Varsity Basketball and has since the 9th grade. His coach, as well as others are concerned about his grades and welfare in general and he is enjoying teasing me about being a Pilot, because he loves being a Crusader!
My daughter is currently a sophomore at King and quite honestly there is much to be desired. I want to give the current administration some time to become acclomated to the mess they inherited. I will say more of the staff seem to be a tad bit more professional and courteous than years past. My son just graduated in June with honors from their MSAT program which is the best in the school. Unfortunately the issues that plague King are the same ones that seem to be universal throughout the district. With that being said, this is a school that is supposed to be ranked one of the top 3 in the district where students still have to test to get into certain programs and have to bear the burden of being exclusive within the parameters of a neighborhood school.
My children presently attend King High School I am very disappointed. This school is very unorganized starting with the Principals, Vice-Principals, Secretaries, Teachers, and Security. Lord have mercy for these students they can't help but be confused. They have so many chiefs but no indians. There is lack of communication with the teachers to the parents who are very interested with their childrens' education. I went to several Parent Teacher Conferences through out the 2007-2008 school year this happen to be there first year in high school and they are disappointed in their grades and I am disappointed in the lack of concern from the teachers of my children educational well-being. Parents please pray to the Lord about sending your child (ren) to this school. For my children, this school year it has been a hurtful experience. This is the most disrespectful way to honor a great individual (MLK).
I am a parent of a King high school student. My daugther is in the 9th grade. Everytime i pick her up. There is a fight. On a another occasion there was somebody that pulled a gun on somebody. My child is scared for her saftey. I would not recommend this school because of its violence.
My daughter is a 9th grader at King High school.She is in the MSAT program and also a honor roll student through out school .I pick her up for school each day. There is always fighting going on in and outside of the school. I am very nervous about her getting education there.She doen't feel safe to stand outside to wait for me to pick her up. King has great programs and great intents for students, however what good is good education without a child to live out their dreams.
I've been at King High School for 3 years now. I am currently a junior. Some people only see the bad things about King. Yet they fail to realize the good things at king. Like our extra-curricular activities. I am also in the King Marching Band. We have some great teams like football, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, track, etc. If you see the overall of King it's a better positive overall then negative. We're close to the Lifeskills building and we're surrounded by other schools. I feel as if this year will be the best year ever at King.
I believe that if you are not a student or involved parent of King High School, you have no right to make assumptions. I am currently a junior at King and I must say that King students, especially MSAT, are serious about their education. We make the best out of what we have. How dare anyone make accusations or negative remarks toward King's administration. Instead of complaining, why not help? As far as academics, we have excellent teachers. Our teachers do not consider their career as a 'job', but a way of life. The teachers here love what they do. The school is not 'falling apart'. And for the person who made that comment, maybe you need to enroll in an MSAT english class. We DO need more parental involvement. Nonetheless, the student body and faculty at King have a tenacious attitude when it comes to academics. -Amber P
The MSAT Program is doing great to educate its children but the entire school is falling apart mainly thanks to the adminstartion only one or two adminastators are actually doing a good job inside the school while the princepal recently just attemted to pretend to be involved in the schools welfare. King is falling apart and is no longer a top school in Detroit. One good thing about King is its sports team and its extracurricular activites like choir, dance, and drama.