Teachers are interested. Adminsters and clerical personnel are quick to assist where needed. Administration has implemented after school and before school programs. Not extremely different than other American schools. Much help is needed and paents are not to be left out of demanding and challenging the Board, Executive and MUES for failing to demand more form thier students. Lets remember many of these kids are foster kids who move frequently and come with a poor background to begin. The children can perform I question where are the parents.
This school is definitely not safe. The Willingboro District as a whole is lost as a community.
My daughter is an HONOR ROLL student at Memorial. However, I am extremely disappointed with the quality of this school. There is NO AIR CONDITIONING which makes it an uncomfortable learning environment for students. How can you expect students to soar when they are concerned with their quality of air? Also there seems to be a lot of behavioral issues that this school
they have some really good teachers and talented kids they might not be good all the time but mrs. nock helps them to be a better person
It is simply SAD!!! Our children should have a better education system than what's being offered at the Willingboro School District. I will no longer allow my child to be subjected to the insufficient and deplorable education system of Willingboro!!!
Not even a star. I am very disappointed with Memorial Upper Elementary. I always believed school is what you make it but if the infrastructure at the school is not set up to encourage success...then I think you are set up for Failure. Willingboro does a good job of making failures. I should have listened to the reviews!! Now I am paying for it with my son's education. After relocating from SFUSD in California we were met with an extremely hostile classroom environment where the teachers have clearly given up.
I am a parent of my daughter who is a student here and i am very dissatisfied with the principal's leadership and the school in general. I rate this school a 0
I am absolutely disappointed in the quality of education my very hard earned tax money pays for.I feel not enough projects are given out to students during breaks(long weekends,christmas break)to occupy their minds.I feel some of the teachers are not interested in teaching and/or having students succeed.
I'm a graduate of this school and to be honest I am so glad I'm out. I thought my teachers were great teacher but there was no real discipline so the kids weren't focused. A student can end up with a good education if they focused and aren't easily swayed by peers. One good thing that I got out of the school was that I found out about boarding schools so now I'm in one and I love it!. Compared to Memorial it's heaven because Memorial didn't offer anything and the kids didn't care about their future. I despise that school so much because now that I'm in private school I feel behind because I was never provided with opportunities. So don't send your child here unless they're perfect kids who aren't pressured by others
I've been informed by the Administration that the teachers do not have staff development training witch include, sensitivity training, self esteem building, how to interact with today s children, understanding different cultures and so on and so on. How can our educators teach our children if they are not receiving tools to enhance or maintain their skills?
I am a 1995 alumna of Memorial and I can will be frank in my assessment. The school is plagued with a number of problems, as are most public schools in, around, or with huge urban populations, but I was extremely successful there. Mind you, there may not be many who share in my experience. I had two devoted parents who stayed on me like second skin and encouraged me throughout my education. I was in the magnet program and was able to take advanced/honors courses that kept me in smaller classes among the more motivated students. However, if you know your child and know that he/she is susceptible to almost any influence, you may want to strongly consider other options. For most kids, it is hard to go to a school where 12-year-olds are walking around pregnant and not leave with the idea that teenage pregnancy, for example, is okay.
Poor leadership at the Principal level. Lack of adequate lab supplies; outdated books and materials; environment not conducive to learning appears more like a jail, many fights, etc. Poor communicAtion methods. No website w/home-work messages.
This school is the absolute worst. If you love your children do not send them here. The Principal and Vice Principal are useless. Despite their pathetic attempts to have students wear uniforms only 20% of the students do. The school administration needs to make a 360 degree turn around as of right now Memorial Jr. High School is not good enough to teach animals. I moved here 3 years ago I have to send my children to Private School to get a good education. My tax dollars are being wasted.
This school is the worst school possible. They have no direction what so ever. They don't teach their students good enough. The students don't care about learning. They need to close down the school. Or you can take your child to a terrific school called Ridgway middle school. Their grades are very excellent, and the school is wonderful, unlike willingboro. When I was there I hated the school, I was happy to move and go to ridgway. Willingboro is the worst school possible.
I agree with the other review. We came here in January and the entire program was dismantled. There does not seem to be any direction. My child is in the 7th grade and has homework perhaps once a week. Extracurricula activities? That's a joke. I hope they get their act together soon.
I do not recommend sending your child to this school. My opinion of this school is very low. They are unorganized. The majority of the teachers I came in contact with seemed to have very little patience for most children. Also they are run in an unorganized manner. In my childs 8th grade in 03-04 she spent a lot of her year being switched to different classes because they were confused and unoriented.
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