My daughter is wrapping up her 6th grade year at Brown, and we have been surprised and extremely pleased with the school thus far. Although my child complains of the usual middle school issues/ annoying sass and attitude problems with many of the students, that is to be expected in any middle school environment. The AP teachers have been wonderful and the orchestra program is truly fantastic! My daughter tells me that Brown Middle School has just achieved their International Baccalaureate status and I know that means great things to come for the students lucky enough to attend and excel there.
Mrs. Sudweeks is a very awesome teacher, she bought pizza for the honor society members for the party. Also during her prep-time she lets kids go in there to do there work. I will miss her when I go high school next year. it will be terrible if she retired because she helps out so much.
You are only as strong as your leader and the principal at this school is unsupportive and hateful towards staff. She openly gossips about other teachers to support staff. The secretary acts like a teenager and is extremely unhelpful towards new staff members.
Administration is hostile towards teachers. Unprofessional atmosphere for children. Principal listens to students comments but does not discuss with teacher, instead she yells at teachers and does not support her staff.
Incompetent administration, uneducated support staff. Overall hostile atmosphere. Teachers seem unhappy and stressed. Students are loud and unruly in the hallways during passing. Principal gossips about employees to other staff members. Mean girls environment.
The Principle was a bully and treated the students and teachers like garbage. It seemed like she (Wendy Phelps) was having a nervous breakdown. She paced up and down the hallways like the wicked witch of the West screaming at students and teachers for not starting their warm ups the second the bell rang.
This school is a wonderful School and my daughter has been coming home saying incredible things. The teachers have been really friendly and she comes home excited to go back tomorrow. The principal is really amazing and cares for the students.The teachers are really outstanding. The teachers that goes by the name Oiness and Friedman taught my daughter words that I didn't even know like "pnuemonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconeosis". All those horrible things said about the school are NOT true. All the teachers, staff, and others are 100 % fantastic and nothing except. I suggest you put your child there because it is the best and it is guaranteed to help your child improve no matter how difficult the circumstance and the challenge. They will never turn down a student for ethnicity, religion, beliefs, customs and others. They will work with your child to the best of their abilities and will not give up. My child got straight A's there and had no problems with bullies, no gangs, and everyone had a sense of humor, a good personality, and dedication to the children of our future. Go to Brown to put your child or relative or maybe a friend there and I promise their will be no mistake.
My children have attended BJH for the past 3 years. The administration is very welcoming & answers any questions ask them. They are very involved in the student's learning & safety. The staff is outstanding! They are always quick to reply to an email, phone call or with a request for a conference. The orchestra program is the finest in the valley. The concert in December was packed with parents & the community. It was standing room only! Henderson is lucky to have such an great faculty in our community. There are monthly parent meetings to keep parents informed of school information. The school also sends out email and phone messages to keep parents involved. The school is safe and clean. I highly recommend this school to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. I am proud to be a Brown Bear parent.