My daughter graduated from this Middle School last year. If it had been more than 3 years, I would have switched her but we decided to stick it out. I regret that decision. She went to a VERY diverse elementary school, so going to such a non-diverse school with so many people with money was definitely a culture shock. The parent engagement was pretty horrific, they only had a school newsletter that was emailed which doesn't take into account that some parents may not have reliable internet connections. If you didn't have an email and check it regularly, there was no other way of finding out anything going on at the school. I do not think my daughter was well prepared for High School. Oh, and bullies - she was bullied horribly in 6th grade and the school did very little about it, nearly siding with the bully. If you are not white, rich, and stuck-up - do NOT go here!!!! Her saving grace was that she had an AMAZING teacher for science in 8th grade, of course, they cut back on teachers and he was sadly the first to be let go.
When I went to this school the environment was completely unsanitary. The number of quality or even seemingly qualified teachers can be counted on two hands. I was completely unprepared for highschool despite having great grades in their high level classes. I dont have happy memories of Anthony middle school.
I hate this school... The Teachers pile homework onto me making it almost impossible to anythings at home. I came from Kenwood a performing arts school. The only good things there are Japanese and G.S.A (Gay Straight Alliance). This website states that there are more Caucasian students then African-american, I beg to differ. THIS SCHOOL IS A PILE OF GARBAGE DO NOT COME HERE!!!!
Anthony Middle School receives an F. In September my son requested a schedule change. Teachers and Administrators have now switched up his schedule four times. No disciplinary actions. No calls from the school to notify us until the third schedule change. He became so frustrated with the situation he walked out of school and they called us. Only then did we learn they couldn't find him a schedule. We settled on a schedule with the administrators. Then two weeks later we received a call to tell us they couldn't accommodate what we agreed on. Two and half months to figure out a schedule change? After many years of supporting Minneapolis Public Schools I am now a proponent for school vouchers and performance based pay for Teachers & Administrators.
We love this school! Our 6th grader has amazing teachers esp. in reading, spanish and humanities. Even his 1st hour advisor makes him feel at home. Health, gym, band - it's hard to leave any of these great teachers out! The curriculum is very engaging. The kids work hard for their quality education. The principal, counselor and social workers truly care and the students know it! Best of all, the school is very diverse. We came from an all-white school with helicopter parents. We are so happy about the change. Kids of all cultures can feel comfortable and valued. This school is a gem.
We are from Europe with a very gifted child. Coming to the US we were warned about the problems with schools. We placed our child in two schools before Anthony- private and public in Edina. This school is simply great! The teachers are very experienced and rigorous. Having straight A's takes work. It is similar to our European experience. There are problems like everywhere in publicly funded school, but it prepares kids for though and demanding curriculum in HS. In comparison with suburban school drugs are not an issue. (At least you can not smell them in the restrooms...)
This school has almost no extra curricular activites, unless you count knitting. Academics are not rigorous. They have no money for things such as textbooks, even for a foreign language class. It is impossible to schedule meetings with teachers. Conferences are in the lunch room and you stand in line for hours and only receive 5 minutes of a teacher's time. My experience with this school is thankfully, almost over. I can only hope that my son is not too far behind for high school level work.