HPMS is definitely my favorite school that I have ever been to. I'm in the Academy program and I love everything about this school and the teachers. They really help you understand every thing of every single subject. It's really amazing. I've been going there for two years. Now, I'm in 7th grade. HP is honestly the best school in LV, Nevada. I've really never been smarter. And not only does it have great education, but it's also really fun. My elective is choir and I get to do some of the funnest things ever in that class. I've always liked math just a little, but now I love it! I never thought that would ever happen. Haha. But to be honest, I would make my children go here if I was a parent. Without a doubt. :)
As a grandparent who attended the Parents Night for one of the two grandchildren there this year, I was totally impressed with both the Physics and Math teachers. They light the fire of the lamp of learning for the students and make them want to do better than expected. My grandson in 8th grade loves his teachers and excells because of their structured teaching. I have nothing but praise for HP and their faculty!
Hyde Park Middle School is oneof the best schools in Las Vegas, NV. I am graduating this year, as I am in the 8th grade, and my experience here has been great, from the classes, the teachers, the other representatives at the school and my friends in the Magnet Program with me...it has been a blast. It is a school that teaches you things academically that kids in regular schools will never experience. I enjoy how advanced things are, and the way that they teach. Any student that comes to Hyde Park will enjoy the Music classes, the advancement of teaching and the teachers are all so good, and I like how they teach. I want to also take time out to thank all of my teachers who have always made themselves available for me, especially when I had to make up tests, or when I needed more information, but especially when I needed to ask questions to things that I didn't understand. They have prepared me for a magnet high school.
This school may not be the highest quality. But they give you good eduction. They push you to your fullest and they try to get you to the maximum in life. This school may be a bit far or others and is alot of work but that's what prepares us for life as students. We get in better classes in high school. Definitely recommended.!!
Hyde Park Academy is a great school that pushes the bar of excellence. My son loves attending this school, his teachers are approachable, staff are nice people. We have had only positive experiences with great attitudes and the students are diverse, intelligent and nice. So happy for this experience!
this school is awesome! it is challenging! we have year round math tutor to keep up with super fast pace of class. my kid is now excellent high achieving student at this school because he wants it. Parents have to be prepared to be very involved with keeping students on task and supplied and organized. Teaching real life situations here.
Without a doubt, this is the best middle school in the state of Nevada. I attended Hyde Park from sixth through eighth grade, and the quality of the teachers as well as the motivation of the students in the magnet program have been exceptional. The MathCounts, Science Olympiad, and Science Bowl programs are definitely the top in the state, and there are fantastic teachers that really care about the students (Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Hill, Mrs. Romonoski, Mr. Miller, to name a few). Attending Hyde Park was the best decision in my life, and it was the building block for my success in high school. I will be attending Duke University in the fall, and this is in no small part due to the experience that I had at Hyde Park Middle School. Thanks to everyone that made it such a great time.
Hype Park has completely demoralized my once eager and educationally motivated child. He is currently an 8th grader in the Magnet Program and cannot wait until his time at the Academy is over! He stuck it out so he wouldn't be labeled as a failure, but his entire time at Hyde Park has been a major disappointment from what we were told to expect at this school. It is NOT the "innovative" and "hands-on" learning atmosphere that was described at his orientation. Very few of the teachers motivate the child for what they term "accelerated" learning (which in actuality is just an increased amount of homework,) and it's next to impossible to get constructive help from the teachers for children who are struggling. We no longer advocate the CCSD Magnet Program because of the heartbreak we experienced at Hyde Park and are sending all three of our kids to regular public Middle Schools and High Schools from here on out. When you consider the distance from home he faced every day, and the little value he received for his pains, AP classes at a closer location and within reach of friends are looking pretty much equivalent!
Though I have made many great friends who are rather good role models, this school stinks. The first two years were decent, but 8th grade is far from it. If you plan on doing sports or extra curricular activities outside of school like many teens want to, don't come here. The teachers give too much work and so little time. Then, they yell at you for either not being able to complete one of your five million assignments or being tired in class due to lack of sleep. Even if we, students, were not forced into hours of homework each day, we have to get up before the crack of dawn to catch an hour long bus ride. It's okay to have an early bird class start at 7am for regular schools, but this is a magnet school. Most of the magnet students live at least half an hour away. That's a 4am wake up time if you want to look nice, eat breakfast, and catch the morning bus by 5:15am. In conclusion, do NOT come here if you want relatively little stress during your middle school years. Seriously, lack of sleep in addition to LOADS of stress is a not worth getting into a "high class" high school.
Some people are giving really low reviews of this school. And I understand them. I say though, it depends on your level of determination for education and dicipline to like this school. I am a sixth grader, part of the magnet program, currently in the highest six grade class.. KrausBerg and will be going on to RomoHill next year. (Krausberg=Mrs. Kraus and Mrs. Berg) (RomoHill= Mrs. Romo and Mr. Hill). I really think KrausBerg pushes me to do well in school and challenges me alot. We do lots of reading, writing, biology, and math. I think Hyde Park is an excellent school for those that are committed to excellence.
Ive been here for 3 years, and i absolutly HATE it !! I dont even know how many times i went home and begged my mom to take me out of this school . I have an english teacher, she is soo rude. She would tell her students to shut up and she doesnt want to hear from you. The Counselers are very helpful although , the deans and principles arent . Please do not send your kids to this school . There is alot of talk about drugs and alcohol . I do not recommend this school to ANYONE !!!
This is the best school ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite teacher there is Jeremy Wolstenhulme! (aka: Mr.W)
I am a student at this school. I can't complain too much, because compared to all the other middle schools, this would be the best one to send your student to. However it doesn't meet my expectations. They are riding on the fact that all their students are smart, and not really pushing us to be the best. If anything, I have learned to hate school more because I am never learning anymore. Also, the kids here are not the best either. There is so much fights and drama. The only good thing about going to Hyde Park and being a smart kid is that many high schools and summer programs find you because they want you. I am in 8th grade this year and hundreds of boarding schools and magnet high schools have been sending me letter. People from prestigious high schools around the world have come to Hyde Park to interview me. So Hyde Park itself in my opinion is a horrible school, but when you suck it up and deal with it, there are many reward and benefits. Just don't let the school destroy your spirit and love of learning.
Hyde Park is a really wonderful school. The only bad thing about it is the non-magnet students and teachers who don't put effort. Trust me, every teacher does their job, but some just don't give enough information. I am in the magnet, and if you're in 6th grade, you better pay attention and have only A's in math and science. The 6th grade teachers are the ones who determine whether you go to Pre-Algebra or Algebra in 7th grade. Unfortunately, I had one B in math and went into Pre-Algebra. If my math teacher advised me this determines what classes you go to, I would have stepped up and had an A. The people who have Pre-Algebra in 7th grade go into Algebra in 8th. But since the 7th graders already took those classes, they go into geometry (I'm not quite sure what science they go to). Other than that, the teachers are great!
I am currently a 7th grader at Hyde Park. THis is seriously a good school. Teachers will teach you what is necessary if you put effort into learning. There's alot of clubs here at this school like Rubix cube club, Chess, Science olympics, dance, basketball, soccer, track, archery, art, drama, band, choir, orchestra etc.. i am in junior varsity band and the band teacher Mr. Tyler is a really great iinstructor. he'll be strict with you but its because he expects good things from you. teachers arent mean at all unless you make them be mean. all teachers are friendly. the dress code isnt much . just make sure you wear appropriate clothes. theres rarely any bullying. everybody is friendlythese past 2 years ive really enjoyed it especially this one. ive had alot of memories with my friends that i dont want to let go of. i do reccomend this school to anyone who wants a good education.
I use to went Hyde Park last year, even though i'm in high school right now. All the teacher are cool and nice hang out with. I've learn a lot from my middle school year. I use to be in the band program, and was the best. Mr.Tyler teach us very well, very funny, and fun. Excellent teacher and best band teacher ever have. There was a lot of memory with my friends and teachers. I'm wasn't in the magnet program but, still awesome school. If you want to put your child in the magnet program, it great program to be in, and make sure to be in band then orchestra, because were losing a lot of band member and increasing the orchestra member so, please put your child in the band program. BEST MIDDLE SCHOOL EVER!!!!!
HPMS has it's pros and cons. Pros: magnet program,music program includes band and orchestra and choir, 6th grade English, 7th grade history,8th grade geography . Cons: if your child does not test and get placed in the top math and science classes, you do not have the consistency in teaching. My child had the worst math and science teachers in 6th grade and has the flakiest 8th grade English teacher currently. Since the economy tanked, the moral has shifted in the staff. Their claim for explaining things is that they do not want to "spoon feed" the students and do not want to discuss assignments in great detail. Class organization varies from edmodo to my ccsd to scoolnotes and those sites are not updated regularly to help students manage study time. If your child does not follow verbal directions well, this is not the school for them. There is a large portion of minorities who say discriminating comments to others to "test" beliefs such as are you a racist or do you belong to the KKK? Prepare your child for the social roller coaster that takes place at lunch and in the classes. Some teachers are afraid to discipline, but not all of them. Enter at your own risk.
This school is probably one of the best schools in the state of Nevada. They also have some of the best teachers. For example, one of the teachers was elected for the best teacher in the world and shook the president's hand. Only 100 teachers were chosen out of the whole world. I also recommend the school's orchestra program. They have beat numerous middle and high schools in competitions. If you or your child live in Las Vegas and you don't know where to go, choose Hyde Park Middle School.
look hyde park is like any other school you just got to dig into all the stereotype. Me being a 8th grader should know this. you still got your bullies and your "girls with a lot of friends with benefits" its just most kids are to into work to actually socialize. which i see as a bad thing. being able to deal with bullies and making right choices is what counts the most. not doing your homework. im not saying to not do your homework just get your head out of all the stereotypes of hyde park.
This is the 2nd year my daughter has been in the magnet program. It is a great school. There can be a lot of homework and yes, the teachers do seem to hand out projects at the same time. If your child is considering this school, they must be prepared to work. But it is well worth it. I have 3 older children and know this is the time your child can get on the wrong path and make bad choices. This school keeps your child busy and your child will become more independent & confident in themselves. The orchestra program is outstanding. Yes, the school is old. But its just a building. It's what goes on inside the building that counts. I work for LVMPD and will tell you there are very few incidents that occur at this school compared to other schools. I don't think the magnet kids are "snobby" as others have said. I believe they take more pride in themselves and don't fool around or act up as much as most kids not in the magnet program. My daughter is in 7th grade and already thinking of which colleges to attend and which type of scholarship she'll decide to us to get there! lol
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