New prinicapl at this school has made all the difference. Tone in school is great. Teachers are happy, students are happy it has made a big difference.Even better things to come from what I can see and my daughter is in the 6th grade so thats a good thing.. She comes home everyday happy. She even goes in early and comes home late with all the programs they have. Volleyball , theater, cooking and band etc..
Roy Mann is a good school. I was skeptical because of a lot of the negative reviews I found on this site but I have found most of them to be groundless. I have a sixth grader at Mann and could not be happier. I find the teachers engaging, communicative and truly concerned about the well being and academic achievement of our children. There are interesting after school programs. The work is challenging and well distributed. I have made unannounced visits to the school and, aside from the normal sounds one would expect inside a middle school building during the day, the halls are quiet. The Principal, deans and school safety staff are always around. The Parent Coordinator is available and very responsive. I have nothing but praise for this school.
Roy mann isn't that bad . I go there. The bathrooms are disguising but that's because of a group of kids. The school needs to focus more on cleaning the school there are sometimes roaches. There weren't any fights this year so far but since I'm in the honor class and in the top of my grade no one really messes with me . As long as you stand up for your self you are fine.they don't need to separate the girls and the boys though.
What an evil, terrible place. These parents should be beyond ashamed and sued and thrown in jail. The kids who start the fights should be in juvie to discover just how 'tough and cool' they are.
This school is horrible, the kids fight every day and litter and destroy the neighborhood. Neighbors are afraid to leave their houses until at least an hour after the kids get out. People who have their smaller children in a park near the school rush toget home before they let the students out. I have had numerous fights in fron of my house by them as well as other neighbors. These kids also harass all the stores in their path as well as ounger children and adults. I have heard other sories but i do not know the situations first hand so I will not comment. The neighborhood has had enough and a lot of us plan to go to the next community meeting to get something done before anyone gets seriously hurt, oops im sorry, someone already has.
In all honesty my experiences in this school were devistating and infuriating. The staff responisbility had been poor and too many fights to count. To be called a 'clean, neatly kept ' school is a complete lie. I am now moved on to another school, and have realized how much of a compliment 'gross ' would be to Roy H Mann
I attended this school years ago, before it became an "educational complex." I was in the "SPE" (special program-enriched) which was supposed to provide enrichment beyond the normal curriculum, but didn't; I recall numerous Spanish teachers in grades 7 and 8, all of whom reviewed/rehashed/retaught stuff we already learned because they didn't know where the last teacher left off--what's "special" about that? I had pretty good teachers as I recall, but the experience was still kinda miserable due to the other students. The main culprits were students from P.S. 236 whose egos could barely fit in the building and who found they could get away with a LOTTA misbehavin' because their parents were deluded into thinking they were such angels at home and should be same at school; a couple of these little darlings ended up at my high school, but got their comeuppance from other students and became social pariahs tyvm. I don't think anyone has had an overwhelmingly pleasant experience in middle school--awkward age, new kids, new academics--but I'm not sure including this school on a website of "greatschools" is appropriate--at least not from what I've read. I was only too glad to leave.
Worst mistake I ever made sending my kids here. I just looked at the state scores for this school and they are horrible. They actually go down the longer students are there, not up.
Roy H. Mann still isn't the BEST school, but since the new Principal arrived people have spent less time roaming the hallways than before when I got here in 6th grade. There are still too many fights, especially afterschool, and also some racial discrimination. I for one think they should spend less time trying to seperate the boys and girls, and spend more time focusing on how they can stop the fighting.Some pros are that if you focus hard enough on academics, you can do better. I was worried in 6th grade that I made the wrong choice, but it got better. Now i moved up to excelsior from cap and i'm going to 8th grade.
this is one of the worst schools my child ever went to out of all of his schooling. The teachers don't care about the students and the students know that so they behave as such. They have no command over their class and allow the students to do whatever they want in the classroom. The children are allowed to fight without anyone interveining. Learning is a strain in this school......this is one of the worst schools on the face of the earth. I hate it and so does my child.
My only child is a student of this school , he's in 7th grade and so far i feel so comfortable with him there ,the teachers are very understanding towards the kids ...yes some kids may get into trouble but you also have to blame the parents to help discipline the children . my son recently loss his father and the teachers ans staff was so kind towards our family .I would recommend this school to my family and friends for our future generations I just love the fact that someone calls if my son get to school a little late or if he feel ill ...Thank you for caring to the staff of ROY H. MANN !
This is one of the worst schools in the country. The teachers can't control the students, they roam the halls, curse out the teachers, assault the teachers and one another and bring weapons into the school. There is not enough staff to control the student population at any time especially out in the yard. The admination is to fearful to enforce the district rules or punish the wrong doers. Despite what you will hear from the staff there is a very strong negative element at this school. I would highly recommend if at all possible to steer clear of this school at all costs. It would be in your childs best interest to travel apposed attending this school. It would be in everyones best interest if this school was closed.
i love that school it is my favorite and my teacher care about us. Also i would tell my family members 2 send thir child their 2 learn
Terrible school. The teachers do not care about the students; a lot of favoritism is shown here.
I would not recommend this school unless you know how to focus on your books. I am a senior here and it is hard, I am taking 11th grade science regents classes. Only 5 classes take the rehents, these classes include CIG(center for the intelectually gifted) which is one class and Ecxelsior which includes four classes. This year we are taking three regents- Integraded Algebra, Earth Science and Spanish regents. The school is okay, it is not on my top list of good J.H.S
my daughter loves that school shes on the highest honor roll in sig and is doing very well with her behavior and everything else
I feel when school is over the security should stay around until all of the students vacate the premises. It's unfortunate that a few children make it hard for some by waiting after school is dismissed to start fights. Fights can be prevented after school if the security are more present. Please look into this matter: don't wait for blood to be on your hands to enforce this. Parent.
Its teachers are understanding and help the students apply them selves well.
i am a senior at Roy mann n i think that the school is a great school with the exceptio of some teachers. There are alot of great teachers and other people in the school that children can talk to. The education is great there are four types of programs SIG which is the highest program .EXCELSIOR which is the second highest.these classes learn things a grade ahead for example an 8th grader who is in Excelsior will learn 9th grade math,literature,social studies,spanish,and 11th grade science.CAP is another program . next is the regular program ,special education is these classes dont move around they only go to lunch gym major and minor. SIG,CAP,Excelsior all take the regents,the .the school does alot to help with the childrens education and rewards are trips and dances. in all i think the school is very great
I am about to have my 4th child graduates from the school, the two previous one the first one fisnished college, the second one will be graduated from college, the third one will go to college next year, the 4th one will go to high school next year. I have no complaint about the school every single teacher care about the students. Now it is up the student to get what they are offering.
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