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K-8
Public charter
Romulus, MI
Students enrolled: 738
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34800 Ecorse Road
Romulus, MI 48174

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(734) 641-3200
(734) 641-6530
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November 24, 2014
Excellent Middle School Academics, Extracurricular Activities.........The education that my child is receiving here is top-notch. The teachers are preparing them for high school and beyond. Not familiar with the elementary school program, since my child started the school during Middle School. Based upon the number of students that attend the school, the parental involvement falls short.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2014
My children have attended Metro since the kindergarten and they are now 7th grade. My children and I have had a wonder experience with the staff. Being A.A, I have always felt welcome and respected My children grades have improve every year. I love their curriculum and mission.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2014
I love my daughters teacher. The Kindergarten dean is wonderful, and the office staff is friendly and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2014
I love Metro Charter Academy. The teachers care and work with parents when addressing students challenges.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
children are unprepared for state testing, and there is too much "free" time not used to prepare them for this testing. Children 5th grade + shouldn't be at recess as much as they are. School is for learning and developing skills for life. Once the kids in this school have to attend high school, they will be very un prepared.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
If your a person of "African American" decent, be cautioned!, is our experience. Please reconsider! A.A. parents feel unwelcomed too. Our children deserve a whole lot better than this<3

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
metro charter academy is a great school. my childs grade have improved alot since the change in fourth grade

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
My school has a wonderful staff, they are caring about the children and have a great curriculum for their students. Great opportunities for your children to be successful.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
Meter Charter Academy is the BEST school around. They know how to get the best out of your child by pushing them to not only match their goals but surpass them. You will not be disappointed if your child attends Meter Charter Academy!!!!!!! The teachers, principal and staff go out of their way for each child!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
Metro is the greatest school in the area. The teachers are dedicated and truly care about the children. Everytime I bring other family members to events at Metro they are always impressed with the manners of the other children. I have a child that struggles in school and a child that excels and regardless year after year the teachers made sure they both get what they need to keep moving forward.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2013
My child has been at Metro since Kindergarten,and is now in 2nd grade,she is faced with challenges,and just like life nothing is easy,I currently work for another school district and would not even consider my child going to this district. Yes every school has a few areas to improve and I am not the type of parent that sends my child to school and does not follow up, the teachers so far are concerned and patient and willing to work with my child.

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2012
Well, I go to school at Metro Charter Academy. I'm a seventh grade girl in the advanced learners program (ALPs) and i have been attending Metro since 1st grade. I enjoy Metro because we get to learn and they never stop throwing challenges at you, but bullying and drama are also present in Metro. I understand how people might not want their kids to go to our school because of this, but lets face it, everyones a bully, and everyone gets bullied, at every single school, and Mr. Ward will fix that. As for the drama, Mr.Ward will fix that too. You'll probabaly notice at Metro that the middle schoolers tend to be more behaved than the younger student, and thats because Mr.Ward is the middle school dean. I'm pretty sure that if Mr.Ward was the principal this school would be straight. just sayi8n.

- submitted by a community member
December 20, 2012
I am a parent of two Metro students. My oldest son is now in the 7th grade (this being both children's 3rd year at the school) and his transition was very good. He is challenged with the work and all his teachers are wonderful. I have sat in a few of the classrooms during instruction and I have no compliant. The MS staff keep the line of communication open with us. My youngest is now in 4th grade and his transition the first year was very rough, the 2nd better and now his 3rd year great. My son has special needs and the school has done everything plus more to ensure his success at the school. I know most schools would have just tried to get rid of the problem but with our help and all of the staff and I do mean all (office staff, cafeteria staff, middle & elementary deans, para-professionals and play ground volunteers) at the school, the school has been a blessing to my family. I would refer Metro to anyone looking for a moral base school with a staff that is able, and willing to do what it takes for your child to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2012
I have to agree with the last post. My son attended Metro a couple of years ago for middle school. His experience was outstanding. I believed the samething would happen for my other son who is in the lower ele. program. Totally different experience. In fact when I bring information to the attention of the school leader understanding that she is the instructional leader of the school, she down plays it or sends the concerns to her Dean; to me she is unwilling to address the issues that are going on. Now Mrs. Kouba was a great leader she was interested and valued the ideas and concerns of parents. Mrs. Wildfong is total opposite it doesn't appear that she is concern or does look at parents as an important stakeholder in her school. It is my belief that she should be more personable and follow up with concerns. I also believe that the expectations of student learning has become watered down. New teachers that are not familiar with the philosphy of the school is evident. Now it seems that the middle school hasn't changed Mr. Ward is still there and he demonstrates great leadership. However with the change in leadership the school at least the lower ele. has its challenges.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2012
My daughters teacher is nice and the school is god and I thing the kids will have good charactor from what I see so far.The down fall of the school is the principle Mrs.Shelli Wildfong. She is a bully and very petty and controlling and they school fires her I would give it five stars.Think twice about this school just because if you have ANY complaints about how they do things may it be wrong or right your opinion will not be well recieved.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
My Kindergartener and 7th grader currently attend Metro and WE love this school. The staff runs the school very, very well...from the parking lot to the inside operations. My 5 year old never wants to miss school even when ill and my 7th grader comes home and often says she's had an awesome day at school. The work is challenging (I often have to go online and brush up on Math skills and other areas to help the 7th grader with HW). The Middle School Dean is awesome (stays on the kids about doing things appropriately). I often say that the kids are very sheltered because they bcan't get away with much. Overall I would strongly recommend METRO .

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2011
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- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2011
My child is graduating the 8th grade from Metro this year and has attended since Kindergarten. My daughter is currently attending. There are some likes and dislikes as with most schools. The principal is great. My son was being bullied and it was taken seriously, handled by the end of the day without any reprecussions on my son by the other students. Also, the child who bullied him came to me and apologized and we haven't had any other issue with him. The biggest problem are the parents who want the school to raise their kids and don't take responsibility for their childs bad behavior and aren't present to help out in the school to see what is really going on. The responsibility doesn't lie just in the school. I have volunteered since Kindergarten and ALWAYS see the same parents volunteer. It's sad because it is a school that WANTS the parents to come and be present and the parents want their kids to get the excellent education they receive but wont come help at school or support their child and trust me there are many opportunities to do so. Most of the schools in our area are doing poorly so parents need to be more accountable instead of pointing fingers. Communication works!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2011
I could not disagree with the last post more. This school is awesome! The new administration has worked hard to instill a sense of family at this school. Did the previous parent even bother to discuss their "issues" with the classroom teacher? I love Metro and it provides a great learning environment for all children.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2011
We have had the worst experience at this school. They have the worst leadership I have ever seen in a school. We are pulling our children out with only 3 months left in the year. We have had numerous problems and meetings about the bully issue at this school. Nothing has changed. Both my children have had incidents with bullies. The principal is new and she doesn't seem to have the leadership skills to conduct the school appropriately. When we tried to address an issue that we thought was important, the Dean freaked out and refused to listen. But when the other couple that was there because their son was also being bullied, she listened to them about the SAME issue we tried to bring up. Good Luck if you try this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2010
I just recently transferred my children this school year to Metro Academy from a school that's literally next door to my home. In the beginning they didn't care for it as any new kid, but as time escalated they've grown to like it. My daughter whose in 5th grade is participating and very competitive about learning more now. My son whose in 6th grade loves being in the band in which the other school don't have. I as a parent loves the challenges in education my children are facing. My son asked me for help for with his homework for the first time in yrs. I know hes learning something. The teachers are great. The parking lot staff are patient and considerate. I strongly recommend Metro Academy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 31, 2010
This school is wonderful!! The staff is great and they DO truly care about their students. Many parents don't see each teacher and their interaction with their students. These teachers and other staff members are more valuable than most parents can appreciate. Take responsibility as a parent and don't put everything on the school. Metro Rocks!!

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2010
I just read the review posted on March 21 and I couldn't disagree more! I have had my two kids at Metro for 3 years and they have had the best educational experience ever. I have always felt like Metro went above and beyond trying to accomodate my children and their needs. The teachers and staff truly care for children and I wish Metro had a high school! I highly recommend Metro to any parent who wants a great education for their child. -A happy parent

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 21, 2010
I just recently pulled my three children out of metro academy school it was the worst experience me and my children ever had to go thru, the principle was very unpleasent and horrible to deal with in any matter that came to his attention, at this school they made my children feel like they wasnt worthy of being at this scholl because both my boys have learning disabilities my children often came home balling there eyes out telling me they dont care about them and they hate the school , they dont help them at all, it was just a very unorganized school all they care about is there rating and dealing with my children and there needs was not good for them. To all that will ever think about enrolling there child in this school my advice is to rethink it , and make a better choice for your child/children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
This school has the best teachers who care about the students. The PTO is great and does many things to take care of the staff. The school offers academics at different levels so no one is left out or left behind. The school offers many afterschool activites, sports, electives and more!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2009
I am pleased with the overall size of the classrooms. There are parapros that assist the kindergarten teachers. The public schools cannot turn away students and they have nearly 35 kids to a class without parent helpers or parapros. I know this because we left Garden City Schools for this reason.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2009
We're very pleased with Metro it was our son's 1st year there this past school year. He grew socially, behaviorally and academically. We loved his teachers as well. Metro has been a great fit for our son.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2009
My son attended Metro from 2nd (when they opened) until he graduated. Based on the extra time and effort taken by both the teaching and Andy Cook my son has been placed in all honors classes in the first two years of high and will be starting duel-enrollment in his junior year. Metro has taught my son self-motivation as well as desire to want to succeed. He has plans to attend MIT which was largely supported by his teachers in the ALPS program.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2009
I've been at Metro ..since I was in 2nd grade Im in 7th grade now .... the school has absolutely great academics... the thing that I hate is the uniform policy. the have rules on everything . I hate it so much. We have rules on the undershirt we wear . It can't be any color you want ... it has to be either white or navy blue...I think that -that rule is just ridiculous. We have no way to express ourselves, in anyway, shape, or form. I swear , next they are going to put rules on what kind of colors girls' accecories are. To me there academics is awesome ..but everything else isnt.

- submitted by a student
August 31, 2008
I have been a parent since the opening of the school with my first being in KG. I now have three enrolled. I have been nothing but happy with all areas of the school. I would highly recommend this school to anyone. Recently, National Heritage Academies (the chater managament for this school) out scored Michigan Publis schools in 18 out of 27 areas. My only concern is the level of stress the kids can feel from the expectations placed on them. Class sizes are lager but there are parapros and plenty of parent involvement so I have not ever seen that interfere with my children's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 30, 2008
My kids have go here and for the most part it is a great school. The only concern I have is that I have a friend who is going to have a kindergarten student here this year and there will be 27 or more kids to a class. That is just too many kids for one teacher to handle. I will pull my kids out if this continues.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
This is my grand children's first year at this school. My son is the children's primary care giver and some nights it gets really difficult to get the heavy home work load done and still get the other home duties done. I have heard the children say that this school is harder but they are learning more,because their last school they really didn't have much homework and they didn't feel they were learning much. I am sure that as hard as it is for them now in the long run they will be much further ahead at Metro CHarter. I appreciate the hard work the staff puts forth for each andevery student.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
The BEST THING I could have done for my child.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2008
I love the academic program this school offers. I have a kindergartner at this school and my child loves Mr. K. The school is challenging and Mr. K. does an outstanding job with everything he does! Way to go Metro.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2007
This is a school for parents who are willing to be heavily involved in their child's education

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2007
I am extremely pleased with Metro Charter, my son is above average academically. I drive 25 minutes to school every day because of the level of education they offer!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2007
I had two children in this school and I was very active in this school. Last year my son had a very rough group of kids in his class and nothing was being done to prevent these kids from acting out every day. Bad kids are rewarded for their good behavior and good kids are not even noticed. I am glad I pulled my kids from this school they are very happy now and smile every day when they come home. The dicipline at this charter school is not the same for every child and it teaches good kids that you can be bad and not get into trouble if you have a rough home life.

- submitted by a community member
October 04, 2007
Metro is an excellent educational institution. My children have attended for 3 years. They have soared and increased their academic achievements. My daughter is a honor roll student and my son has developed a love for reading because his 2nd grade teachers instilled the love of books in him. The administration works diligently to support teachers and deal with parent concerns. Every problem I have ever had has been handled. I love Metro and don't know what my daughter will do when she leaves for High School. The school has such a familial atmosphere. I love it! Kudos, Metro!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
Metro Academy is a very good school. I have 2 children and a nephew that attends currently and they love it. Also my other 2 children attended this school and they hated it because they were always being challenged and it was hard for them, coming from a district where they were just a # on count day.I am happy to say that I have 2 well educated respectable young men, who combined home training with the academic and moral growth they obtained at Metro to become high school honor students. I truly believe it takes a village to raise a child. I thank Metro for the education they provided for them and look forward to years to come with my other two.Parents,what you put into your child education is what you will get out of it. Time can never be replaced.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2007
Two of my three children attended Metro Charter for 5 years. While I found some of the academics challenging, I was greatly disappointed when my daughter needed an IEP this past year. I don't feel that Metro Charter is equipped adequately to handle the special needs and alternative learning styles of the students with IEP's. In the future, I will consider all possibilities before placing my child in a 'for profit' school.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2007
My child has excelled at this school for three short years.Wow! Where has the time gone. She has attended NHA schools since third grade. Now she is on her way to the Middle School.This school has carefully helped her to improve in reading and especially math. I believe this school has everything that a parent is looking for to help their child achieve academic excellence, moral character, and I appreciate the discipline when and if trouble arise. Great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2007
This is a great school with a dedicated staff. Two male teachers in lower elementary are both wonderful!

- submitted by a teacher
April 30, 2007
I love this school! My son is in Kindergarten and just loves his teacher! The academic program is much more advanced than neighboring districts. The school has a family atmosphere and if you just go and talk to the teachers about any issues rather than I have seen some parents just yelling at them, you will get them resolved.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2007
My daughter started and has a speech impairment and they have done wonders. I drive them from canton everyday just to make sure they go here and it has been wonderful. As a parent you must get involved and they have homework every other day at the least but it is really nothing they cannot handle.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
I have two sons @ Metro and have been there since my oldest was in K(now in 5th). Love the school. It isn't perfect, but no school is and people sometimes expect too much. It is your job as a parent to teach your children the important lessons in life and to be a support for the teachers/staff in their school. Academically my sons are at and above grade level and I am very happy with the progress they have made there. I have had some issues with the school, but when I've gone to the appropriate people those issues have been addressed. The staff consists of dedicated teachers who love what they do (I have found only one exception) and the diversity has been a great asset. They will hold your children accountable for their actions & reward them when good, as we all should, making them responsible citizens.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2006
I have 2 son's, 3 nephews and 1 neice at this school. They have attended since the doors open and in grades K-8. This is a wonderful school and I appreciate their focus on academics. The school encourages and thrieves off parental involvement. Many of the teachers are excellent and have a compassion for teaching. The principals and staff are caring and greet every child in the morning when they are dropped off and have daily morning assembly. I have one child in the accelerated ALPS program and another that requires special reading. My children both enjoy the school tremendously. They school has a displinary policy, but I think many parents forget schools are not the primary care giver and should teach their children better respect and discipline so everyone can enjoy the opportunity to learn. Not everything is rosey, but they have structure, guidelines/policies and support. Overall great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2006
The kids here are out of control. Parent involvement is extremely low. Communication is awful. Events and field trips keep getting cancelled due to lack of participants. This results in the kids feeling hopeless. The parking lot is extremely small. If not for the help of one very faithful parent it would be total chaos in the parking lot. There is little help for kids who are struggling. This school needs after school detention to keep the junior high in shape. All the expelled kids from other schools seem to end up here! This is where most of the problems are found.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2006
I have found both my children are a grade ahead of the district schools by one grade. My daughter has attended from K-5th and my son K-1st and I have been very pleased with the school and the dedicated staff. I would recommend the school to anyone who is willing to commit to their children's education.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2006
This is the worst school that my 8th grade daughter and i have experienced. The school is suppose to promote morale, integrity, self-control and self esteem, in which this school lacks them all. I have had several distasteful encounters with the staff at metro academy. I believe the teachers and principals are either afraid of the students or they just lack the ability to control their schools environment. My students safety was compromised on several occassions and because they never intervened the situation was taken to other authorities and the board. I am usually a very active parent, but dealing with this school my only activity is praying that my child makes it out in one piece! my advice: enter at your own risk!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2006
A wonderful enviroment for my 2 sons. I removed my sons from another school district that has a reputation for strong scores. The greatest benefit for my sons was the basics. This school emphasizes learning the basics and not just taking test. My children's confidence has soared mostly because there is an expectation by the principal and all staff members for each child to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
I completely disagree with the previous two reviews of this school. They do cater to special needs children and for those who are wondering, testing for ld services is not done in a school, but at a doctor's office. My child loves this school and so do I. They do not put up with any nonsense from children with behavior issues. If parents would do their job at home and provide a positive, structured environment, a lot of these problems could be corrected. Also, the test scores of surrounding districts are not higher than Metro. It is not always about test scores. The teachers at this school work very hard with the students and care a lot about their success! I would recommend this school to everyone!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2005
I have not had very good experience with this school. My daughter attended the Academy for 3 years. Her 1st grade teacher was the only teacher that was decent. We had her assessed by a tutor and found that the school's learning level is behind the publice schools. We were also very dissapointed in the disciplinary actions & feel that children of other races are treated differently which can teach them to be prejudice. We have removed our child & know of other parents who have done the same for similiar reasons. Our child likes the new school much better and so do we.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2005
This school most certainly works with those who can't keep up. My daughter is in the accelerated classes and they have classes for those who are average, and those who need extra attention. The only down side is the parking lot situation at dismissal. Several parents DO NOT know how to follow rules and make it hard for the rest of us who do. 4 out of 5 stars, this school is wonderful in academics for both high achievers and those who need extra help.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2004
Unfortunately I have not had the best experience with this school. I find that they only cater to those who can keep up, and no clue what to do about those who can't.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2004
My son will celebrate his third year with this school next year! My son looks forward to going to school and seems to enjoy his time while there! We also enjoy the activities that have taken place there.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
We have been with this school since it opened it's doors. We've been very pleased this far (this is our 4th year) with our childs education. They offer her excelerated math and reading to challenge her and keep her interested in learning. The moral focus that is taught is the reason we chose this school. We can only hope and pray that National Heritage will offer 9-12 grades in the future!

- submitted by a parent
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Metro Charter Academy
34800 Ecorse Road, Romulus, MI  48174
(734) 641-3200
Last modified Metro Charter Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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