2 of my kids attended Waterford Mott HS and I was very pleased with the quality of their education. It's always what you put into it and my kids worked very hard. One is in Grad school to be a Nurse Practitioner, works in the ER at St. Joseph's Pontiac, and the other is finishing up at U of M nursing school, also planning on Grad school. They participated in varsity sports, had many friends of all cultures and races. Was a great high school experience for both. Tired of all the negative comments.
All 3 of my kids went through Waterford Mott. The comments are all accurate. Mott WAS once a very good school with modern facilities and technology. When Waterford went to the school of choice option, Pontiac students poured into Mott more than Kettering (due to its proximity to Pontiac) and the school went into rapid demise. Pontiac is now closing its last high school and there will be a second wave very soon. Test scores have dropped and there has been rapid change so that we now have 'Pontiac Mott'.
I am a student at Waterford Mott I came from walled lake school district where all this kids are spoiled rotten coming to WMHS was the best choice I ever made its the real world with real people not spoiled little brats that get everything they want WMHS is a diverse school and I love it the teachers do the best they can offering help when needed so to all the people that downgrade Mott you need to take a better look LONG LIVE MOTT - LKU
People may say that Waterford Mott H.S. sucks and that everyone there are druggies. I just became a sophomore at Mott (class of 2016!) and I honestly love it there. I do not see what is so bad about Mott. Not everyone there is bad, I have plenty of friends that I would trust with my life. You cannot judge a school by a few people that have had bad experiences. Take it from me, I am excited to be a Waterford Mott graduate in the next 2 years. I have had great teachers so far. Yes they yell, yes they get made, but that is only because some people don't listen, but that doesn't mean everyone won't listen. The teachers there just want their students to go far in life. People need to understand that. I am proud to be a Waterford Mott High School corsair :) I'm in my second year at Mott and I still don't so drugs & drink. People will never influence me. Most of the time they don't influence everyone else. We have minds of our own. We are not stupid & uneducated. I would love if all the hate towards Mott would end. Thank you :) ~ SMK
Alright so I just spent the past few minutes reading how Mott H.S. "sucks". I am currently a junior here at the high school ((2014 :D )) and I personally love it. Yes I took into accounts that those posts were years ago but Mott is a great school. Yes there is a lot more students, and you know what? That's stressing out the teachers. If you have a problem with the way they teach, talk to them about it, don't just ignore them and expect to 1. not get in trouble for not doing your work and 2. to automatically know everything and blame teachers when you fail a test. All I ever hear is how Mott is a horrible school and how we should all leave and go to other schools. Well if all these bad students changed and started acting more respectful, we wouldn't have problems at Mott. Sure it's not the perfect school with the perfect students and perfect teachers, but no school is. There are plenty of worse schools out there than Mott so stop dogging on it. Stop only looking at the bad things that have happened and look at all of the positives that occurred because of the school. I can honestly say that I love going here to Mott High School and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. ~J.L.F.
I worked at Mott for two years and couldn't wait to get out. The students were so disrespectful and undisciplined. I had to fight with students constantly just to get them to do their work. I now work at a much nicer district and couldn't be happier.
I went to Waterford Mott my Freshman year of high school and it was horrible. The city over, Pontiac closed down one of their high schools and Waterford Mott opened up as a school of choice. Pontiac brought all of its gangs and destructive students into Waterford. Luckily my parents put me into private school after my freshman year because from everyone I have known that still goes there says it has gotten MUCH MUCH worse. There are some teachers there that are worthwhile but for the most part they provide a poor education.
My daughter attended Mott her freshman year and was physically bullied to point that we had to take her to the hospital to get testing. The administration sent her to "peer mediation" to see what she could do differently. She was being injured for showing up! Her whole demeanor changed, and we ended up moving out of the district to get away from Mott. Some teachers were good, but it's not a safe place.
Though the funding is extremely low, Waterford Mott's teachers are excellent, the students have high test scores, and both show pride in their school, which students note is becoming more "ghetto" in appearance. Mott has excellent student programs, such as Positive Peer Influence (PPI), and the Anti-defamation League (ADL), which promote peace among students, and among people in general. I personally take pride in having attended this school due to the rich diversity of the students, and the heartfelt effort that the staff puts into their work. I am a proud alumni of Waterford Mott High School; I learned so much at "the ghetto school with all the black kids and Mexicans and foreigners...those awful kids who get in fights all the time." Ps. We don't.
I graduated in '08, and I must say, there are many things I disliked about Mott. But don't blame it on the teachers that they barely know your student--have him or her participate more. In my smaller college classes now, my professors don't know my name, and I know that's because I don't participate, and I am okay with that. There are a couple poor teachers at that school, but overall they are learned and dedicated to their profession. Yes, they do seem more concerned about helping kids pass than giving them an education. But take into account the area we live in--it's not a thriving place. Think of the repercussions if less kids were getting degrees. You can barley get a job in this economy as is, let alone get one without a high school degree.
I graduated from Waterford Mott in 2006. The education I received throughout my four years was a joke. The school claims its a Blue Ribbon School, although the last time it received the award was for the 2001/2002 school year. The administration and teachers focus too much on helping students get a diploma and not enough on providing an education that will prepare students for college and the real world. My family and I were so disappointed with the school that my younger sibling transferred schools after his freshman year.
I was highly disappointed in this school, as with Crary, the teachers seem overwhelmed by the amount of students they teach. The 2nd Semester, my son attended conferences with me and one of his teachers actually had to ask him who he was. My son is at school every day, he is quiet, and it is a challenge to keep him interested. It seems the teachers just do not have the capability to deal with the amount of students, or just don't care.
Mott High School is an exemplary school in many ways. The staff at Mott is the most caring and dedicated around. The staff constantly goes beyond expectations to ensure the best of the students attending. The administration is superb. They always have an open door and put the learning and well-being of the students first. As far as the students go...we have been at Mott for four years now and could not be more pleased. The students have respect for one another and truly care and understand diversity. I am so proud to be a Mott parent and I know my daughter will be successful because of the Mott family she has been a part of for four years!
We are grateful to the Mott staff for preparing our child well for the college years. Overall, the teachers are caring and supportive of their students. The school atmosphere celebrates diversity. Music is another strength of the school and district. The Mott bands have won several state level awards. The newer performing arts center is a great place. There is a new pool center at Mott that was designed by parents.
I graduated from Mott in 04. The classes were difficult but easy enough to get through them. I thought that the staff and the students were great and easy to get along with. They take great pride in seeing that the young men and women get the knowledge that they need so that they are ready for a world that is going to be completly new to them. They also were very supportive on my decsion to join the military.
Mott High School is a Michigan Exemplary Blue Ribbon School. My son graduated from Mott High School June 2004 and is now attending Central Michigan University! I'm proud of the academic rigor my son received at Mott!
I am currently a student at Waterford Mott. I believe that Mott is a wonderful school. Mott has many different classes that both are fun and challenging. At the same time Mott offers classes for students who may need additional help. The teachers are really great and care for every student that walks though their classroom. The counselors will work hard to help you solve whatever problems you may have. The overall atmosphere of the school is great and is a lot of fun.
Interesting reading the reviews. It would seem that there is a parental influence contributing to the negative reviews of this school. For example....'a lot is two words' and 'it is ADHD...not ADHA.' Let's look at our own contribution as parents before commenting on the school.
Mott High School has excellent teachers who really want the kids to succeed. My son has been getting additional help from one of his teachers 3 mornings a week. She has been willing to come in and spend her prep time to help him improve his grade. They are all great communicators w/parents and are willing to provide information whenever asked.
I had 3 children attend Mott. One needed no help, one should have been diagnosed ADHA, and one that was learning disabled. This school was not helpful to any of them.
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