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6-8 & Ungraded
East Windsor, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,233

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5 Kent Lane
East Windsor, NJ 08520

(609) 443-7767
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September 24, 2015
My 12 year old has been going to this middle school. So far I have nothing to complain. He has done well in school. They have many after school activities too. My son feels his teachers are real good, they teach really well and take care of them well too.

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2015
At one time the school may have been worthy of four or five stars, but certainly not today. My child's sixth grade teachers were great, seventh grade mediocre, this year's eighth grade teachers are a disaster. Only one decent teacher for eighth grade, the rest not much interested in teaching. Paperwork comes home with incorrect verb tenses, wrong dates, incorrect grammar etc. My child was writing on a high school level in seventh grade. In eighth, the LA teacher made her write on sixth grade level. Administration does nothing to address bullying of students by teachers or other students, nor do they enforce the Code of Conduct parents and students are required to read and sign each year. If your expectations are low, or your focus exclusively on extra curricular activities, the school is probably fine, but if you are looking for a good education in a positive environment, no matter how great the school says it is, this is not the place.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
My both kids attend the Melvin H Kreps school. My daughter is junior in college and she did very well in her high school as well in college. My son got great knowledge from this school. School is excellent The teachers, coaches and administrative staff are excellent. The Interscholastic Sports program is really good, the coaches put lot of effort. I am very impressed and I'm very happy that my both kids got excellent knowledge, wonderful and pleasant middle school experience at Kreps.

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2013
Melvin H. Kreps Middle School is staffed with some of the most talented and hard- working professionals I have ever met. That being said, it is also run by the most corrupt, incapable and downright abusive set of administrators. The administration, which promotes a no- tolerance, anti- bullying policy, is completely guilty of bullying their teachers-- sending them threats both verbally and via email, "demerits" after walk- throughs, micro- managing every aspect of the classroom and school environment (You must log into Genesis by 7:20 AM each morning or you will be punished). However, there is no solidarity amongst the administrators; one person will tell you to do one thing and another will tell you that you're doing that exact same thing wrong. Ask any of the teachers here and they will tell you how much they absolutely cannot stand the totalitarian dictatorship that "runs" this school. Worst of all, this model of fear and intimidation is not even effective. All it does it burn out great teachers.

- submitted by a teacher

July 09, 2013
Excellent staff. ...great school. ...big improvement . Am happy that my children aare a part of this school

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2013
Both of my children went to this school, my son is now a junior in Hightstown High school and my daughter is a freshman, They both did very well in this school.They were on the honor roll. The teachers were great and very accessible with the grade portal. The kids are all very nice, my son was in 7th grade when he started there and the children were very welcoming. There is no bullying or fighting.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2012
My daughter is graduating from this school next month. Kreps school is an excellent school. The teachers, coaches and administrative staff are excellent. The music program is really good, they put on a great show for the parents. I am very impressed and I'm happy that my daughter was able to have a pleasant middle school experience at Kreps.

- submitted by a parent

December 14, 2011
Great School overall. Excellent teachers and a very involved principal. My child is in eighth grade. Good experience with teachers and staff so far. They have good programs like gifted and talented , Math Count and advanced programs for science and math.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2011
Pleasant surprise...i was afraid for many negative comments but the school has many good programs and the email interaction between teachers/parents is just the best i've seen

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2010
Our child just finished the 7th grade, and our experience to date has been mixed. To be challenged, and surrounded by 'good' students (with multiple meanings of the word 'good' intended) it helps to have your child in the advanced classes; or they can end up just going through the program. We've had some teachers that have been stellar, and others that just haven't been able to connect with the students. It seems essential to have your child involved in activities like Band, to help group them with other students that are 'engaged' and not just coasting through. By surrounding your child with similar students, they have a better chance of excelling. No regrets with our child attending here, but advice is to have them get involved with activities early on, even if they're not initially inclined to do so.

- submitted by a community member

December 07, 2009
last year was my last year at Drew it is an amazing school with decent expectations. Of the 6 years I have been at that school I have had the most wonderful teachers! I think they could have chosen a better principle for the drew school but that is just my opinion.Overall the drew school is an exeptional place!

- submitted by a student
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October 27, 2009
The school has a weak Language Arts program and more should be done to help student advance in this area. Also a debate team would be nice to have it will help student advance in high school.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2009
I'm a student at MHK and I think the school is good. I'm in seventh grade and I nkow my way around. It is true that they let good teachers go, but all together, it's a good school

- submitted by a student

May 05, 2009
The school let go of some of their best teachers and changed their curriculum. Since the change the school has gone downhill and they no longer teach Grammar. Sad to say its not a very good school.

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2009
Melvin H Kreps is a very good school - my older daughter attended it - received a great education and a lot of awards at the end of 8th grade. She applied to and was accepted into the very Prestigious Peddie School. It was a tough process and she got through with ease after all the great job done by the teachers at Kreps. Kudos - Good Job - Keep it up. She also participated in all the school plays, and learned so much throughout her 3 years there. My younger son is there now and LOVES it too!! This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2008
I'm not a huge fan of this school. My son is going on to 7th grade this year, however, I felt that the all the teachers did is send homework home. There was project after project in his Reading class, where do you have time to learn if your just doing project after project? Was learning about plays in Reading necessary? Was reading 'The Cay', which most of it was in a different language altogether necessary? There are far better classic stories out there to read instead of trying to grasp a story that was done mostly in an accent where you couldn't understand. My son hated his first experience at a new school, he was just out of elementary but instead of treating them as such it seemed the teachers treated them like the first year of college.

- submitted by a parent

December 12, 2007
Kreps is an awesome school. The academics and activities support us very well.

- submitted by a student

August 31, 2006
My son graduated this year from Kreps. He was in all honors type classes all three years and had very highly motivated teachers.He is an athlete and played a sport all three years. He had many teachers that motivated my son to perform at his very best in class. He will be attending highschool this year and I feel confident that his education at Kreps will prepare him for the honors track that he has chosen to do. My other son will be attending 6th grade at Kreps this years and I have only positive things to share with him. I am happy he will receive a good education at Kreps.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2006
Huge varying opinions. Students are not taught as if they will 'someday attend college', nor are they sought out here by Private schools. My oldest graduated from and now my youngest will and I have seen the decline in a mere 4 yrs. Altho teachers are mostly eager to teach, they do what they do to get by & not much more. Like a past student said, 'they dont teach enough to prepare kids for the high school'. My child is an A+ student but there is nothing to challenge- so the A+ is meaningless. My opinion- buy a smaller house in a tougher district or be prepared to send to pvt school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 26, 2006
Great school, especially academics.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2006
Students are well behaved in the classroom for the most part. Teaching is mostly lecture style. Students are all taught as if they will someday attend college. Many students are sought out to go to local private high schools. High expectations are met by some students and not others. Intrinsic motivation of students is lacking. More Latino support is needed based on the demographics of the townships (E.Windsor and Hightstown). Staff is hard working and devoted to helping students who are serious about their education. Parent involvement is average. Many opportunities offerred for extracurricular activites including intramurals.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2005
I just graduated from Kreps this year. The teachers are really great and nice but I believe they don't teach good enough for us to be prepared for high school. I believe that they taught us a lot for the GEPAS. I don't like the fact that there are not enough after-school activities. This school was full of surprises but I`m glad to be going to hightstown high school this fall.

- submitted by a student

November 12, 2004
After my oldest daughter graduated with straight A's and then went on to a private high school, we realized what a completely inadequate education she got at Kreps. Although she took 3 years of French, she was placed in French 1 in high school. She was completely unprepared for high school level math, again having achieved A's in Kreps. The administration is more concerned with cramming for the ESPAs standardized tests than they are with teaching the students. Although there are some tremendous teachers there, for the most part the level of teaching is uninspired, uninspiring. We are pulling our younger daughter out and sending her to a private school. Good Kreps grades really mean nothing at all.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2004
Great School. My daughter has only nice things to say about the school and we also are satisfied with it.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2004
We have had 4 children pass through Kreps. We have endured gross incompetence and outright lies with each child. If your child is forced to attend, believe your child, not the teachers and never the administrators.

- submitted by a parent
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Melvin H Kreps School
5 Kent Lane, East Windsor, NJ  08520
(609) 443-7767
Last modified Melvin H Kreps School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Melvin H Kreps School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top