I'm very disappointed with the entire staff with in Heritage Junior High. There is bullying problem with in this school and the principle, vice principle, and staff drag their feet in getting to the bottom of the situation and don't get the 'immediate response" with in the bullying law. From a parent standpoint, be sure you watch for signs of bullying with your child. My child has gotten it so bad that my child doesn't want to return to school or any other school and is currently seeking help to overcome the fear of being bullied. This is a group of kids, not just one or two individuals. It's practically the entire school that is in on it.
This school has a bullying issue and the leadership and counselors don't have a vested interest in the well being of the students. They say all the right things but none of their actions support what they say. Some of the teachers are good but without appropriate leadership and mentoring of the students, this school does not foster a positive environment.
Teachers are mean to the students, show incredible favoritism and they label children unfairly. Some teachers are downright rude to any parents that care about their child's progress and all staff including counselors treat parents that ask questions, or voice concerns as if they are such a pain it is disheartening that this jr. high school is part of the UCS district, very poor representation of the district. I have also heard of significant bully issues within the school that go unaddressed.
My son is in his second year at Heritage and I am now looking at home school/online school options. I have found the staff very unprofessional! Many teachers do not respond to emails. There is absolutely NO communication with the parents. I have called the main office to request homework when my son was out for several days due to illness and only get 1 or 2 assignements. I have spoken with the principal and vice principal and several occasions regarding issues we are having only to be treated with disrespect or have my requests ignored. Very unhappy here!
I am not seeing anything good come out of this school...it is all about numbers and making the staff look good. The kids get lists a mile long to bring to class and then the staff members say they only need the book, paper, pencil, and folder to bring to class. What a joke this school needs to be on the same page....different rules and policies for everyone including the staff.
I love the school, there's nothing I can say other than that. I just wish they would update the website. It hasn't been updated since June 2011!
Some teachers are great, those are the ones providing what our kid need to successfully learn the course material. They get 4.5 stars even if our kid did poorly on some assignment because it was strictly our kid fault and never had a complaint. One the other hand, our kid complaints were plentiful about a few. A kid question should be treated as deserving of the teacher's attention rather than a pain or waste of their effort. Also, no students should ever overhear teachers talking poorly of students such as calling someone "dumb" or "look what I have to deal with." Some teach assignments as if the students are in college or add tangent material good in the work place but distracts a kid from learning the course material. Some are quick to hand out failing grades (LF) or zero's based on minor things, make negative assumptions, or assumptions on what one student says without getting all the facts. Asking will usually clarify many concerns. Because our kid has lost some of the enjoyment about learning and we want to get the motivation high, we are exploring other schools.
Heritage is absolutely amazing. The teachers actually care about us from the deepest of their souls. When they say they're going to help us, they mean it. The counselors actually want us to stop by and ask for help, and my friend does every single day at lunch. We all love Heritage so much, we don't want to leave (yet I'm disappointed in the IB program).
My child loves going to Heritage. He is in 7th grade and can't wait to get there everyday. They have great techers, who really listen to the students. KUDOS! Heritage!
We school of choiced our 9th grade student to Henry Ford II. This school lacks professionals who understand dealing with minor special needs students. (i.e 504) I found the staff as a whole lax in it professionalism. (Hard time telling the students from the teachers.)
omg!!! heritage is amazing..i love the school..i wish i can stay longer. the teachers are very nice and they help out with what ever we dont understand, which is impossible because they teach so well. the school is pretty clean, and everyone is soooo nice. the library has a huge veritey of books and even the lunches arent bad. its the best school ever!!!! =]
the school is wonderful and its small so it feels like a private school...its awesome.. those were the best 3 years of my life!!!
I go to heritage and i am in 7th grade. The school is amazing i would highly recommend it over any other middle school the teachers are awesome and there are around 500 kids
I am going to transfer from heritage to goodrich. i dont want to. heritage Juiner hogh is Amazing!!!
This school is sooo awesome! I wish that I could stay for another year. The staff and faculty members are the greates that you will ever find in a public school today in our economy!
I am very pleased with Heritage. My son is in his 2nd year there. He is in the special education seed program. Without the program my son would not have grown as an individual. I rate the teacher, Lisa Sanford as the best, top notch special education teacher that I have had the pleasure to work with. Parent involvement is crucial with a child's education. I feel UCS and Heritage are doing the best that they can with the current budget crisis. I cannot speak for the average student in the general education forum, but I know with a smaller class size it allows for more attention to the student. Heritage is the only Jr. High with the smallest enrollment. Some of the other Jr. High's have more. I'm pleased with choosing Heritage.
This school is not a good school at all. My son went there last year and we had many problems with the school staff and students.
Heritage is a small school with a principal and staff second to none. For the past 3 years my son has been at Heritage we have found teachers who make their subject matter interesting as well as teachers who have taken a personal interest in him. The staff has helped to mentor our son by reinforcing respect, personal best, positive communication and honesty -- all things we have been trying to teach him ourselves. The principal at Heritage has strong leadership skills and is interested in hearing from parents. She is continually making changes and improvements when necessary to keep the school's excellent reputation.
I was very pleased with the school. This school is a school of choice for us. My son would have attend the other Jr. High in the area. I chose this school for the low enrollment and I was very pleased.
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