February 28, 2011
Extracurriculars are non-existant, children are cramped, uniforms not enforced. SHSAT results were administered, only 2 children were accepted! All kids are going to run-of-the-mill schools, Lehman, Pelham Prep, etc. The school has a constant college theme. If "scholars" weren't stressed out about college, they could of gotten in a decent school! The kids don't know each other either, many cliques, no U.I.M. unity. The kids are bad influences, teachers DON'T care, they get busy work. My son was at his friend's, she was doing math homework. She's in another Bronx school. He looked at her work and was lost. The sad thing is, her school offers no honors courses. They are in one classroom all day. She has scholarships to private schools, and offers for Specialized Schools. This is standard for her school. Maybe two in that school are going to public schools. I went to events at her school. There is a family feel. Everyone knows each other well. Students enjoy themselves, as do the teachers. I doubt tears will be shed at U.I.M. graduation. The Urban Institute of Mathematics has disappointed. They left us with empty promises. Yes, the grades are decent, but have you seen the work?
- submitted by a parent